R. Prof. Manuel José Ferreira, 2040 Rio Maior, Portugal
Cristiano Neves was born in Caldas da Rainha, 20 April 1989. He has always lived in Rio Maior, although he went to school in Caldas da Rainha following the course of Multimedia and Fine Arts. Always drawn to the arts and street culture, Cris began to practice graffiti in 2004. Torn between this street practice and his artistic creations he began doing art exhibitions, since 2006. International recognition of his work increased when he began his work on bodypaint, in 2008, carrying graffiti letterings from the streets to the bodies of women. His works came out in several annual supports of this practice, such as calendars, books, etc. The artist has an extensive track record of attendance in bodypaint shows, live acts, appearances on TV, and up to the 2nd place in Portugal Bodypainting Festival 2013, in Porto. In 2014, Cris Neves also started doing tattoo, in which he is entirely self-taught, as in almost everything he does, and opened his own tattoo studio, where he works at the present day.