Born in Macau, 1951.
His Mother was a Journalist, English and Shorthand teacher, and
and novelist. Her work is being studied
at different Universities in the P. R. of China and in the U.S.A.
His Father was a French teacher, Director of Education, Journalist,
and the last Director of the Portuguese language Newspaper "Macau
• Macau Museum Director 1978 – 1997
• Cultural Director for the Macau City Council 1978 - 1997
• Chairman of the Executive Committee.
First Macau Fortnight at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 1979
• Designer & Art Director for the Macau Cultural Institute 1982 – 1985
• Art Director for Hyatt Regency Macau 1982 – 1984
• Director Numismatic and Notes Office for the Macau Issuing Institute
1982 – 1984
• Elected Chairman of the Macau Designers Association 1985 – 1995
• Elected Honorary Chairman of the M.D.A. for Life 1995
• Cultural Consultant for the Governor of Macau 1998
• Director of the Macau Cultural Center planning Office 1989 – 1991
• Director of the Macau Forum Arena 1992 - 1997
• Nominated Beijing Honorary Fashion Consultant 1994
• Nominated Dalian’s Honorary Fashion Consultant 1994
• Artistic Director of the 8 th. Macau Arts Festival 1997
• Author of a Transcultural Ballet concept “The Sound of the Fan” 1997
• CEO for his own
Design and Consultancy Company
• Cultural Consultant for the Macau Urban Council 1998
• Director of the Trade Gallery – World Trade Center Macau 1998 -1999
• Cultural Consultant for the Macau Foundation for Cooperation and
• Winner of the Commemorative Medallion Contest for the Macau Handover to
• Cultural Consultant for the
Macau Museum of Art
• Macau representative for the V Macau International Design
Biennial Panel of Judges. 2003
• Guest member of the
East Asian Games 2005 Graphic Design Competition
Panel of Judges. 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award by the Macau Designers
• Guest member of the Macau Painting Section Panel of Judges for the
10th. China Fine Arts Exhibition. 2004
• Member of the Panel of Jurors of the
Macau Representation to the Venice Biennial in 2009 and 2011.
This year of his adolescence marks the beginning of his civic
collaboration. Following the footsteps of his parents, António
becomes responsible as editor, writer and illustrator of a Juvenile
Page at the newspaper his parents worked.
Becomes exposed to martial arts. Learns Wing Chon Kuen, and then
will get introduced to Judo, reaching green belt.
Holds his first Exhibition, a solo show of oil paintings and
caricatures. All caricatures were sold.
His exposure to Aikido begins this year.
Period spent in Mandatory Military Service.
Majored in Design and Communication with Excellence at the
School of Fine Arts and Design.
Chosen to represent Portugal at the
12th International Illustrators
Convention in Lucca, Italy.
Publishes his first album of graphic stories, named
Wong Fei Hong by
a Lisbon Editor.
His other stories such as KATSU and YANG and YIN are still
Returns to Macau. Was invited by the Governor Garcia Leandro to make
a cultural survey of Macau. As one of the results and conclusions,
he proposes the construction of a Macau Arts Center.
Becomes one of the youngest Museum Directors at age 27, and gets
intensely involved in cultural activities in Macau, promoting
cultural exchanges with Portugal, China and Hong Kong, thus becoming
the most experienced cultural organizer and the one with the longest
For two decades, has been responsible for over 300 exhibitions.
Organizes the 1st Macau Fortnight Exhibition at the
Designated Chairman of its Executive Committee.
The President of the Calouste Gulbenkian
visits Macau to assess the feasibility of the MACAU
Presentation of the MACAU FORTNIGHT composed of a huge Exhibition
named MACAU · 400 YEARS IN THE EAST at the world's third largest
Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
The Exhibition is formally inaugurated by the Portuguese President.
At the same event, Antonio Conceição Junior promotes and sees the
launching of new editions of several books about Macau that have
been printed in the 40´s and 50's.
As Director for Coins and Banknotes Collections of the Macau Issuing
Institute, travels to Germany to visit the Deutsche Bundesbank
Counterfeit Notes Museum.
On the same mission, visits Bradbury Wilkinson of London, getting
more information about banknotes security for the Macau Banknotes.
Designed the new Macau Coins and most of the Chinese Lunar Year
Commemorative Coins. Both designs received popular acclaim and the
Macau Coins Silver Mint had three editions due to international
Designed the Basic Stamps collection of Macau plus many special
Art Director for
Hyatt Regency Macau.
First Photographic Album published.
Invited to design the interiors of the Melbourne Hyatt Art Hotel.
Scenographic Concept and Direction for Verdi's LA TRAVIATTA at the
Macau International Music Festival.
Graphic Designer for the first two Editions of the Music Festival.
Organizes a series of Six Exhibitions named LAST HUNDRED YEARS OF
PORTUGUESE PAINTING which won him two Grand Prizes out of four at
the International Museums Triennial:
Best series of Exhibitions and Best series of Catalogues.
Curator of a shorter version of these Exhibitions, which is
presented at Beijing during the Joint Declaration Signature between
the Premiers of Portugal and China.
Founding Member of the Macau Designers Association, as the first
designer to work in Macau.
Elected President of the Macau Designers Association.
Presently is the Honorary President.
Second Photographic Album published.
Nominated Cultural Advisor for the Governor of Macau.
Nominated for the Macau Cultural Center Planning Office as its
During these years he became the leading designer in Macau.
Contributes with his efforts for the creation of the designer
position in Macau Civil Service career.
With an inquisitive mind, he also turns his interests into Fashion
First Fashion Show in Lisbon. THE EAST ROUTE. Attains total success.
The press refers to him as the Revelation of the Decade.
Invited by German Fashion Company.
Third Photographic Album is published.
Invited by the Portuguese Fashion Authority, presents SAMARKAND ·
THE CONSECRATION OF SPRING, in Lisbon.
Same Collection is presented in Brussels, as the only Portuguese
designer to show a Collection under the EUROPALIA FESTIVAL.
Uses body jewelry as main theme for Finale.
Invited by the Gulbenkian Foundation's Center of Modern Art, becomes
the first Fashion Designer to present a solo Exhibition that was
named MEMORIES OF THE EAST.
Once again invited by the Portuguese Fashion Authority, presents
MANDHALA · AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD, dedicated to ethnic Tibet.
By invitation of the Macau Governor, presents an Exhibition named
MACAU · A SILK ROUTE at the King's Palace of Queluz, Portugal.
Elected Correspondent Member of the Portuguese Fine-Arts Academy.
Presents NAM BAN Collection in Porto and Lisbon, a voyage on time
and space about the Portuguese seafarers.
Presents his Summer Collection BODIES OF SILK · TRACES OF SILK.
Organizes the CHINA'S FIVE DYNASTIES SHOW in Macau.
Fourth Photographic Album launched in Portugal.
Presentation at Beijing's CHIC'94 of his MOTHER CHINA Winter
Presentation at Dalian's FASHION FAIR of Summer Collection. Received
City's Medal from Dalian's Mayor and became Honorary Fashion
Consultant for the Dalian Designer's Association.
A small page of his fashion drawings is later digitalized and placed
Designs different uniforms for Banks, Hotels, Companies and
Logos, Corporate Identities, over 300 catalogs, leaflets, posters
and books are part of his production, all of them by invitation.
At this time has amassed quite a number of Design Awards,
considering that most of his work was done by invitation.
Continues his cultural activities as Director for Culture of the
Macau City Council.
Proposes to the Government of Macau, stressing the importance of the
economical diversification, the creation of a Center of Creativity,
taking advantage of the unique socio-cultural conditions of Macau to
develop the Tertiary Sector of its Economy as a complementary added
value to the P.R. of China’s production. The matter is unresolved.
Designs a series of transcultural influenced Furniture.
Creates the concept of a Transcultural Contemporary Ballet, which he
named under Zen influence, THE SOUND OF THE FAN.
As an Aikido Sensei (teacher), conducts a Seminar on body expression
on Aikido and Ballet for the dancers of this Ballet.
Artistic Director of the 8th MACAU ARTS FESTIVAL.
Author of the Scenography and Special Garments for THE SOUND OF THE
Author of a Commemorative Silkscreen Edition.
Sets up his Design, Consultant and Web Company specialized in most
design fields, as well as Consultancy, Photography, Copywriting,
Public Relations, Anthropology, Ethnology and History.
Museographical Consultant for Macau Cultural Center Museum, that he
first proposed 21 years earlier, back in 1977.
Participates in a Seminar by the International Open University with
a paper on Transcultural Relations on the Visual Arts.
Conferences on Fashion, Creativity and Services.
Produces the Macau Trade and Investment Institute Fashion Show in
Produces the Macau Show at the Hong Kong Trade Fair presentation.
Presents an Exhibition based on deconstructed furniture, which is
Conducts a Seminar on Public and Client Relations for the Commercial
Bank of Macau.
Invited for an Exhibition in Linschöping, Sweden.
Invited as Cultural Consultant for the Macau City Council.
Invited as World Trade Center Macau Art Gallery Director.
Invited to write a column for the Weekly newspaper Ponto Final under
the Header of Citizenship's Place.
On top of his Cultural Consultancy for the City Council, becomes
Cultural Consultant for the Macau Foundation for Cooperation and
Invited as Art Consultant for the new building of the Macau
Continues to write under the Header of Citizenship's Place.
Elected unanimously as President of the Macau Association for the
Study and Development of Aikido and Eastern Philosophies.
Author of the Commemorative Medallion for the Poets International
Convention in Macau.
Winner of the Macau Handover Medallion Contest.
Proposes a unique show that he aims to be considered a contemporary
opera with special interactive effects, specially conceived music,
contemporary ballet, esoteric themes, special wardrobes, etc. The
project, entitled Space Pilgrimmage, is never off the paper.
Under his proposal and direction, the Macau Foundation for
Cooperation and Development launches its website as well as its
Travels to Ping Yao¸ a World Cultural Heritage city in China, where
he prepares a book on the ancient city and proposes a Seminar under
the auspices of the Macau Municipal Council on the Cities of the
Past and the Future.
Sees the completion of a Project with Anthropologist Carlos Morais
José on the guidelines for an Exhibition named Emperor Kang Xi and
the First Globalisation.
Following his travels to Japan, prepares an Exhibition named
While in Kyoto, he writes the short story
Proposes a first ever Festival of Chinese Opera comprising all
schools of Opera in China, plus an ethnographic and anthropological
study on its history and symbols.
Participates as Guest Speaker on a Seminar by the Institute of
European Studies on Creative Industries presenting a
Following his 1995 proposal for a Creativity Center, Benetton
launches its Creative Factory in the year 2000.
Chosen to Preside over the Seminar on Creative Cities by the City
Council and delivers a paper on
Creative Cities that
was considered the best paper of the Seminar.
Continues his creative work in many fields such as
projects and various kinds of jewelry and
silverware. Becomes a sword collector creating
BLADESIGN a site for
sword design. His interests get more diversified by creating a
Custom Fashion site online.
Begins to work on an Exhibition Project entitled Ages of Iron
directly linked with his interest in the swords's paradox and
Consultant for International Exhibitions Curatorship of the Macau
Art Museum at the Macau Cultural Center, of which he was the
Director when the Museum was called Luis de Camoes Museum while
headed the I Planning Office for the later.
Exhibition Curator for the Enamel Icon's Exhibition.
Currently is doing preparation work on George Bloch's Picasso
Collection for coming exhibition.
Cover design of David Brookshaw's book Visions of China which
features the first translation of his Mother's work in English.
Jointly published by Gavea-Brown of Brown University, Providence and
Hong Kong University Press.
Invited to participate in a tender for a re-decoration project for
CEM, the Macau Electricity Company, presents
Symbolism and Space
long before the lighting Memorial for the New York New World
Presents two Conferences at the Macau Museum of Art:
A History of the Macau Museum since the 19th. Century and
Iconography of Design.
Invited as Guest Examiner for the
Macau Polythecnic Institute School
of Arts and Design would subsequently receive an invitation for
conducting a 20 hours workshop on Decodification of Culture.
Invited by the director of the Portuguese newspaper Macau Hoje
becomes a columnist for a weekly page entitled Entreposto - Trading
Place and dedicated to the city's basic nature of a place of
Invited to present a
Discovery Channel Programme on Macau.
Travels to New York for information gathering on another exhibition
pertaining to the Museum's Collections.
Continues teaching at the Macau Polythecnic Institute School of Arts
and Design concentrating on semiotics.
Commemorates his 25 years in design.
Interviewed by Lyn Kienholz, President of the
Foundation based in California, for a television series on artists
Curatorial and coordination work for the
George Smirnoff Centennial
Exhibition at the Macau Museum of Art.
Marta Nishimura's Ceramics Exhibition at the Macau
Museum of Art.
Invited by the Organization of the
Documentary Film Festival to design logo and all printed matter.
Not responsible for their website.
Invited to participate as a multi-disciplinary designer at the
Creative Macau site, a first move towards his earlier efforts on the
need to embrace Creativity as a new power.
Receives new invitation to collaborate with his writings in Macau
Hoje under the title
Dialogues of Coffee and Tea
referring to the
multi-culturalism in Macau.
Conference on The Macanese - Past and Future at the
Jury member for the V Macau International Design Biennial judging
Presents an episode on Macau for
Les Filmes du Village directed by
Marc Mopty for French TV Channel Voyage .
Invited once more to teach two different workshops for the Macau
Polythecnic Institute School of Arts and Design one concerning
Introduction to Semiology in design and the other a workshop for
Fashion design finalists.
Invited for regular collaboration for the
Review of Culture
published by the Macau Cultural Institute.
Writes a short essay on
Macau Contemporary Art for
Art Consultant for the Macau Museum of Art.
Invited to design exclusive
Inter-University Institute of Macau.
Participates in two films my Michale Boganim on Macau. One, a
Camilo Pessanha and another, an interpretation of his
short story The Tea House.
Lifetime Achievement Award by the Macau Designers
Invited by the
Macau Polythecnic Institute School
of Arts and Design to present a Retrospective Exhibiton of his
25 years named
25 Years of
Field trips to the US and Korea for exhibition work.
Is considering a PhD in Transcultural Criativity which is a
natural extension of his own work.
Curator and Coordinator for the
of Fire Exhibition.
Continues to work on the preparation of another ambitious Exhibition
General Coordinator for the International
History of Steel in Eastern Asia, involving edged
weapons from China, Korea, Japan, Philippines and Continental South
General Coordinator and Curator for
Exhibition Diluted Time
Starts working on the preparation of a one man show of paintings and
Invited by the Macau Post Office, designs a set of stamps.
Together with the Macau Museum of Art director, visits some parts of
China from which resulted these
Curator for the
Robert Doisneau exhibition.
Invited by the Macau Post Office, designs another set of stamps.
Designated Curator for the 2008 exhibition of Ancient Athens
Art from the Louvre.
Preparation for his solo photographic exhibition Macrocosmos
Designs the cover for his Mother's book new edition published by
the Macau International Institute.
Interviewed by the Portuguese edition of the Chinese daily
Tai Chung Po
Under de patronage of Casa de Portugal in Macau, holds an
of which his fifth photographic album was launched.
• Presents a paper in a Session
promoted by the Instituto
Português do Oriente about the Life and Work of his Mother,
• Curator of a huge exhibition of Classic
Period Greek Art from the Louvre which he names Plato in the Land
of Confucius, after which a conference on the same thing takes
place in Chinese, directed to the Chinese Community.
• Prepares his sixth photographic album.
• On October 10, launches his photographic
exhibition and album named
• Member of Judging Panel for all China
artists Body Art Exhibition
• Invited as a Designer to exhibit jewelry
and shoes designed by him at the inauguration of the Macau Creative Albergue at the
historic quarters of S. Lázaro (St. Lazarus).
• Member of the selection Jurors of the Macau representation
to the Venice Biennal.
• Invited to present the exhibition Primum Lumen at the
Foundation in Oporto, Portugal.
• Invited to participate at the Shiwan ceramics conference as
• After an interval of 33 years, a new edition
of his graphic story
Hong is launched in Macau.
• Invited once more to participate at the Shiwan
ceramics conference. Awarded title of
consultant of the event.
Sporting Macau team, of which he was elected president in
2009, climbs one division.
• Invited for an urgent design concept of
the 1st stamps issue of 2011.
• Invited to participate in a debate on
design and creativity on Macau
Television Chinese Channel.
• Once more invited as member of the selection panel of the Macau representation
to the Venice Biennal.
• Interviewed by Macau Daily Times on one of his favorite
The Creative City
• Sees the
of his book of short stories, named Conversations of Tea and
• As a result is invited to participate with a short story on a
selection under the title A Sea of Stories.
Lisbon of his book Conversations of Tea and Coffee.
Macau Magazine of March publishes his profile by Hélder Beja
which is reproduced in fac simile
• Under his leadership
Sporting Clube de Macau
becomes Champion of 2nd division with
14 consecutive victories and 4 games ahead of the end of the
Championship. The progression to first division is automatic.
• Exhibition and launching of his seventh
• As President
of Sporting Clube de Macau, he sees his team come directly from the
second division to compete for the title of the top division,
becoming the first-place runner-up of the Macau League.
Produces the photographic exhibition Territories, which is presented
by the anthropologist and journalist, Carlos Morais José.
Interviewed by major Macau Newspapers, Hoje Macau, Ponto Final and
• Launching of his
second book, "Writings of Love and Disaffection - Chronicles of
Citizenship", on January 29. Interviews by
Hoje Macau and Ponto Final the newspapers.
a cycle of chronicles in the Hoje Macau daily, under the title of
• Photographic exhibition Territories presented at the Macao
Scientific and Cultural Center in Lisbon, with the support of the
International Institute of Macao and with the presence of Dr.
Jorge Rangel, President of IIM.
• The magazine
Macau News launches an article about him.
• In November held a lecture at the
Macau Military Club about Manuel da Silva Mendes, on The Artistic
Legacy of Manuel da Silva Mendes.
QUOTIDIANOS, his third literary book is launched at the Portuguese
Consulate General in Macau in February.
• His lecture of the
previous year, about Manuel da Silva Mendes, is included in the
Second Volume of Memories and Thoughts of Manuel da Silva Mendes
In July, he presented at the Rui Cunha Foundation a lecture titled
Afonso de Albuquerque on the way to the Apogee of the Discoveries.
• In July, with the support of the
Institute of Macao, under the chairmanship of Dr. Jorge Rangel
and with the presentation of Dr. Antório Aresta, the launch of
QUOTIDIANOS at the Macao Scientific and Cultural Center
During his mixed career as Cultural Director and as Art Director and
Designer, António Conceição Júnior has received full public
2 Grand Prizes of four available from an International Museums
Convention he did not attend.
6 Winner First Prizes for different Design Contests,
2 First Runner-Up and a City Medal.
Lifetime Achievement Award by the Macau Designer's Association.
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• TEXTIMEDIA begins image capture for a documentary on his creative
• RTP - Portuguese National Television, presents a documentary on
his Fashion Collection SAMARKAND • THE CONSECRATION OF SPRING.
• P.R. of CHINA television documentary on his fashion collection
• RTP - Portuguese National Television journalist Helena Balsa
produces a documentary on his works entitled O PRAZER DE CRIAR - THE
PLEASURE OF CREATING.
• MACAU STAMPS OF THE BASIC COLLECTION • An edition entirely
dedicated to his works.
• MACAU STAMPS - A FORM OF EXPRESSION • Macau Post Office edition.
• STAMPS WORLD MAGAZINE • PHILATELIC PUBLICATIONS LIMITED
COVER entirely dedicated to a special philatelic edition of his
• MACAU POSTAGE STAMPS CATALOGUE • IAT CHEONG KONG. Edition by the
Macau Cultural Institute.
• ICM • 15 YEARS OF EDITIONS • Edition by the Macau Cultural
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Libération - France
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Revista do Jornal de Notícias - Portugal
Tempo Livre - Portugal
Eles e Elas - Portugal
ELLE - Portuguese Edition
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