1965: Bosco was born in Dili on March 26th as Manuel Justino “Bosco” Alves do Rego.
1983: Competed for a drawing competition in Java (Indonesia) and won the second price.
1983 -1986: Pursued further education in agriculture (Indonesia)
1989: Was assigned as agriculture technical staff in the veterinary section of the Manatuto district’s agriculture department during the Indonesian occupation.
October-November 1991: Painted pamphlets, banners, tracks against Indonesian oppression.
November 1991: Contributed to the demonstration at Santa Cruz cemetery which led to the Santa Cruz massacre by the Indonesian occupation force.
May 2000: Participated in a drawing techniques course taught by Petra Rouendall and supported by the “Community Empowerment Local Governance” Project.
May 20th, 2000: Participated, together with other artists, in a exhibition at the Timorese Cultural Centre – Uma Fukun Timor Lorosa’e, and produced a joint painting as a result of the drawing techniques course.
August 2000: Held his first painting exhibition at the Timorese Cultural Centre – Uma Fukun Timor- Lorosa’e, titled “ANAR I” and supported by the World Bank.
February-March 2001: Drew charcoal illustrations of Timorese legends for the cover of school notebooks at the request of UNDP.
May 2002: Participated in the committee for Timor-Leste’s Independence Celebrations and held the “ANAR II” Exhibition at National University of Timor-Leste (UNATIL), together with His Excellency Xanana Gusmao, Sebastiao da Silva and Ken Pattern (Canadian).
May 2002: Designed three coins in gold, silver and bronze for the Independence Celebrations, at the invitation of Minister of Finance Fernanda Borges.
December 2002: Held an exhibition at the Pousada Baucau, titled “ANAR III”, at the invitation of Dr. Jose Luis Henrique de Jesus.
2003: Held the exhibition “Timor: A Arte na Tela” patronized by the Portuguese Embassy.
May 2003: Held the exhibition “Timor a Óleo e Carvão” (Timor in Oil and Charcoal) at the Fundação Oriente and Hotel Timor.
November 2006: Held the exhibition “Timor Ba Dame” at the Fundação Oriente.
April 2008: Held the exhibition “Bosco e o Carvão” (Bosco and the Charcoal) at the Fundação Oriente.
Bosco continues to produce new paintings with a unique expression in each painting as an artist. Bosco now lives in his house in the edge of a rice field on the road to Baucau where he raises his two daughters and two sons with his beloved wife. He likes to spend time fishing when he is not in front of a new painting.
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