Daniel Pires (PT)
Daniel Pires is an undeniable name in the artistic world, with his journey commencing in photography, a field in which he has amassed extensive knowledge through multiple formations. He left his mark as the founder of the iconic Maus Hábitos – Cultural Intervention Space in 2001 and the influential Saco Azul Cultural Association in 2002.
For over 23 years, he has been the cultural and artistic driving force behind the renowned Maus Hábitos, leading it with passion and innovative vision. In addition to his dedication to the space, Daniel shares his expertise through photography training programs, both in Portugal and Brazil. His commitment to art transcends borders, as he is responsible for numerous impactful exhibitions on both a national and international level.
In 2008, he was invited to join the management of ADDICT, where his vision continued to enrich the creative industries landscape.
The relentless pursuit of knowledge culminated in 2012 when Daniel completed his Master’s in Image Design at FBAUP. In the same year, he assumed the direction and coordination of the “On Off Lab for Urban Creativity” within the context of Guimarães CEC 2012, reaffirming his capacity to lead and inspire.
His influence gained even more prominence in 2014 when he took on the direction of the iconic Coliseu do Porto, a role he held until 2022.
Currently, Daniel Pires remains a prominent figure in the cultural panorama of the northern region. His voice and vision are present as an active member of the Municipal Culture Council at the Porto City Council, as well as in his role as vice-president of the “Circuito Live” association.