Painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film director, was born in Oporto (Portugal). He went to France in 1976 for two years thanks to a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with the idea of making research concerning visual arts. Manuel Casimiro ended up staying out of Portugal for eighteen years. He represented France in many international events. Jean-Hubert Martin organized his first retrospective at the Serralves Foundation in Oporto in 1996/97. In 2002, he was invited by the University of Salamanca – Photography Center of the University of Salamanca, to open the Salamanca European Capital of the Culture 2002 with two exhibitions: “Bridges” e “The Imaginary Museum”. The University of Salamanca published a monograph about the author.
In 2004, he worte a critic about the system around art, for an exhibition by his own, called “Chocolate”. Selection of solo exhibitions: 2008 - Caprichos, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisboa, Portugal 2006 – Manuel Casimiro, Citadella della Cultura – Ex-Mattatoio, Bari, Italy. Manuel Casimiro – O vazio e a forma. Vasos da Antiguidade Chinesa, Galeria Presença, Oporto, Portugal.1996 – Manuel Casimiro, Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal. – O Jardim Pintado, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal.