Deceased gallery owner and art collector Mário Teixeira da Silva

Faleceu galerista e colecionador de arte Mário Teixeira da Silva

Mário Teixeira da Silva died at dawn today at the hospital in Santa Maria, in Lisbon, as a result of a problem related to diabetes. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at the Olivais Cemetery in Lisbon.
Mário Teixeira da Silva was born in Porto, graduated in Chemical Engineering and trained in Museology, standing out over fifty years both as a gallery owner and art collector, "eclectic and passionate about different typologies". In May 1975, he opened the Module - Centro Difusor de Arte in Porto and four years later he set up the gallery in Lisbon, maintaining both poles for several years until he moved, in this century, to the capital, said the art researcher. In 2022, part of Mário Teixeira da Silva's art collection, created over five decades, was exhibited for the first time in Portugal, at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado, in Lisbon, curated by Adelaide Duarte. The exhibition had 175 works by artists such as Alberto Carneiro, Julião Sarmento, Hamish Fulton, Jochen Gerz, João Jacinto, Adriana Varejão and Wolfgang Tillmans. The private collection of Mário Teixeira da Silva, of which some works are on deposit at the Museu do Chiado, is described as "very diversified, in its representativeness of authors and media used, it presents groups of works of great relevance in the field of modern art and contemporary, Portuguese and international, also including elements of art known as tribal, and it is also worth highlighting the important photography core".

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