Born in Portugal, Madeira completed a Masters of Philosophy at the Royal College of Art in 1996 with a research paper in ‘Post-Humanism: The post-modern idea of self’. Between 1997 and 2007 he worked in corporate identity and branding. In 2008 he returned to art by opening CABIN - a project space in London where he exhibited emerging artists such as Gabriella Boyd, Jonny Briggs, Willem Weismann, Charles Richardson and Zhu Tian. “This was an extremely educational period for me - both as curator and artist - to be able to re-connect with contemporary art,” Madeira explains. This period was also one of intense personal development, subsequently informing much of his current art practice. In 2016 he closed the gallery to focus entirely on his art practice.



2021 - 2022 MASS Sculpture Programme

2020 - 2021 Turps Art School
1993 - 1996 Royal College of Art (MPhil)
1991 - 1992 Central St Martins (MA)
1984 - 1989 Faculdade de Belas-Artes Lisbon (BA)



2022 - Hard Times, Koppel X - London (UK)
2022 - Verb - Mass Sculpture End of Year Show, Mass Studios - London (UK)

2022 - Fools Gold - Mass Interim Show, Mass Studios - London (UK)
2021 - Works on Paper, Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room - London (UK)
2018 - Do Re Mi Fa So La Te, Griffin Gallery - London (UK)

2017 - Setting the Scene - Online Exhibition



2019 - Elephant Lab



Grant from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Won The Chris Garnham Prize