Miguelangelo Veiga was born in Lisbon (Portugal), in 1974. In 1997, he simultaneously studied Drawing (Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa) and Animated Cinema (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian). In 2003 he finished the degree in painting in the Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa and since then he has carried out researching on the field of visual arts, specifically on the perspective of drawing and painting.
In 2002, he participated at the collective show “The opposite direction/ easily reversible”, at Zé dos Bois Gallery (ZDB) and in 2004 he was awarded in the competition “Jovens Pintores Fidelidade Mundial”. In 2007, he took part of the Private Office show, with the installation “Non-Objective Painting”, at 211 of Avenida da Liberdade. During the same year, the artist joined the Open studio/ “O Sítio das Artes” residency, at Cultural Forum – “O Estado do Mundo”, at CAM, in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2010 he was selected by the curators from The Phillips Collection and Katzen Arts Center American University Museum in order to represent Portugal in the exhibition “Loop: Contemporary Vídeo Art From the E.U.”, at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington D.C. In 2013, he integrated Lisbon Architecture Triennial’s Associated Project – Close, Closer – with the work “Domino / Ready for the fall”, in the context of the project “Curating the Domestic – Images at Home” from Ana Rito and Hugo Barata.
He is represented in many collections (PLMJ, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Al Maqam (colec. Mohamed Mourabiti, Morocoo), and in Assilah Forum Foundation (Morocco). Lives and works in Lisbon.