born in Goa. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Mumbai, in 1988, and post graduated in Painting from M. S. University of Baroda in 1990. He was conferred a Diploma Laureate from St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, Russia in 2012. He has lectured in history of art, drawing and painting for advanced classes at the Goa College of Art.
In 1998 on invitation he completed a Residency at AR.CO, in Lisbon, Portugal and in 2013 he was invited as the Resident Artist and to Exhibit his works at The Script Road, Art Festival in Macau. In 2014 he was extended an invitation by the Shangyuan Art Museum for their artist residency program in Beijing, China.
Theodore Mesquita was instrumental in founding The Goan Art Forum in 1991, a major collective of visual artist from Goa. He was the key person that lead in primacy, curated and conceptualized 18 consecutive art exhibitions of The Goan Art Forum from 1991 to 1999 in Goa, Kerala, Bombay, New Delhi and Portugal.
Mesquita is the recipient of awards and honours in the form of scholarships, fellowships and invitational participation in national and international shows. He has served in many select committees on art. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in India from 1985 onwards, on invitation which include, the 3rd and 6th Bharath Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal, 7th Triennale Lalit Kala Akademi, ‘Memos for the New Millennium From Artist of a Moulting World’ at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai. ‘The Bodied Self’, at Sans Tache Gallery, Mumbai and “Strangeness” Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata. The Sacred’, Galleria, New Delhi. ‘INBOX’ contemporary sculpture exhibition, Srishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad. He has represented India in many international art exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, China and the USA.
Amongst the various prizes awarded he is the recipient of the National Fellowship, from the Government of India in 1993 and the Excellence Award: Emerging Artist of India, at the Harmony Show 2000, in Mumbai. His works are in the various public and private collections the world over.
He lives and works in Goa, India. He heads the Vice~Versa Foundation.
PRIMA FAICE ~ road to china 36” x 24” - watercolour on canvas - 2014