Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

Lúcia Lemos

Lúcia Lemos was born in northern of Portugal in a city called Vila Nova de Famalicão. She moved to Macau, China in 1982 and has, ever since, lived there. She’s a Manager of Arts and is developing her skills for photography and video making. Her special relation with images comes from her many years of exposure to the artistic milieu in the city of Porto.

As a photographer working mainly in B/W photography, her preferred subject is character portrait. Her unconventional approach to photo shooting, privileging spontaneity and natural lighting in an age of sophisticated technology, has won her praise.

She had made a series of portraits of women artist of Macau where exhibited at Macao Cultural Center. At 2004 she published a photographic essay on one of Macau’s leading writers, Henrique de Senna Fernandes. The two latest works were showed in ECBerkeley; “Shared Emotions” and “No Rio dos Meus Olhos” in April of 2005.

As a video maker she was awarded twice for her work about Macau’s intangible heritage and the rice terraces of Yunnan, PRC.


Open Future – Collective Exhibition

28th August — 22nd September, 2018

“Contemporary life is one that undergoes constant transformation, in the context of spaces, time or memory; we live with a heave, being hemmed in by each other and heaped praise on one another.” Creative Macau will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on 28 August 2018 with “OPEN FUTURE” – Collective Exhibition. Our creative members are […]


3rd — 20th February, 2010

Between 2003 and 2006, I photographed massive and voluminous infrastructures that were under construction and destined for the gaming industry, which has become the common denominator of the development of Macau in the 21st century. The incision of these buildings in the city matrix as means to internationalise the city has changed our common places, […]