Mixed Media


Rosemarie Lopes is an artist/ anthropologist/ art science curator who is particularly interested in consciousness, and neuroscience.

Rosemarie moved to London in 1996 to study at university. Whilst reading European Studies she realised politics wasn't where her heart was. In 2001 she started to paint, and in 2003 she curated her first show. Following a period of globetrotting Maria went back to London, and in 2007 she read for a MSc in Social Anthropology at UCL.

With ‘The Lancet’, UCL sponsored ‘The Brain Unravelled’ at the Slade in 2009. 'The Brain Unravelled' was an art science exhibition that Rosemarie conceptualised, and curated. It brought together some of the greatest minds in art, anthropology, and neuroscience such as Antony Gormley, Liliane Lijn, Storm Thorgerson, Prof Richard Frackowiak, Prof Geraint Rees, Prof Brian Butterworth, The Future Sound of London, Prof Chris Knight, Prof Joshua Sanes, Prof Jean Livet, to mention just a few. This was where Rosemarie declared 'Cartesian Dualism is Dead: Cogito et Sentio ergo Sum' (I think, and feel therefore I am). Barbara Follett, then Minister of Culture in the UK, opened the show.

In 2013 Rosemarie travelled through Asia, and South America to further expand her mind. For the 2017 'Websummit' in Lisbon, 'The New Art Fest' elected Rosemarie to represent the Festival (where she was exhibiting her installation 'The Consciousness Field'), to speak with Crimson Rose - one of the cultural founders of the Burning Man Arts Festival - in a panel on the theme of 'Culture, Art, and Spirituality in a Digital Age'. Furthermore, 2018 saw the beginning of a new wave of collaborations marking the start of a new chapter in Rosemarie's creative process. Currently producing new works, and working on her installation research piece 'The Consciousness Field'.

Born in Lisbon 1977.