Rui Oliveira Lopes, Researcher at the Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is also Principal Investigator of the Programme Art in a Global Perspective and editor of the Global Art Monograph Series.
He received MA in the University of Lisbon and Ph.D. in Art History at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. His publications include Face to Face. The transcendence of the arts in China and beyond – Historical Perspectives, CIEBA/FBAUL(Artistic Studies Research Centre / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, 2013) and Art and Genre. Women and Artistic Creation (ed. with Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro), CIEBA/FBAUL (Artistic Studies Research Centre / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, 2012), etc. Now he is working on a project entitled "Words for images and images for words. The interplay between art and religion in the context of the Catholic missions in China".
Dr. Lopes starts his 6-month visiting scholar program since February 15, 2014.