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Monica De Miranda

2018 Portugal

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Mónica de Miranda is an artist and researcher. Born in Oporto, in 1976 of Angolan parents, she actually describes herself as an artist working in the diaspora. She uses photography, mixed media and video, with which she tackles issues of geography and identity, expressing silent visions of personal history and exploring the poetics of belonging. A graduate in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Arts at Camberwell, she completed her studies with a Master of Arts and Education from the London Institute of Education and a Doctorate in Visual Arts from the University of Middlesex. In 2016 she was nominated for the Novo Banco Photography Prize and exhibited at the Museu Coleção Berado in Lisbon as a finalist. Miranda was also nominated for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize that same year. Her work is present in public collections such as the Fundação Calouste Gulbekian, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Chiado and the Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa.
Her solo exhibitions include: Atlantic. A Journey to the center of the earth (Galería Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain, 2017). Panorama (Tyburn Gallery. London, UK, 2017) Arrivals and departures (Palácio D. Manuel, Évo-ra, 2016), Hotel Globo (Museu Nacional de arte contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, 2015) Arquipélago (Galeria Carlos Carvalho , Lisbon, 2014), Erosion (Appleton Square, Lisbon, 2013), An Ocean Between Us(Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, 2012); Novas Geografias (198 Gallery, London / Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon / Imagem HF, Amsterdam, 2008). Her collective exhibitions include: Doublethink:Doublevision (Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017) ,Daqui Pra Frente (CAIXA Cultural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Le jour qui vient (Galerie des Galeries. Paris, France, 2017),Bienal de Fotografia Vila Franca de Xira (Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal,2017), Contemporary African Art and Aesthetics of Translations (Dakar biennial, Dakar, 2016); Biennale Internationale de l’Art Contemporain de Casablanca (Casabalanca, Morocco, 2016), Addis Foto Fest (Addis Abeba, 2016), Telling Time (Rencontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie 10 éme edition, Bamako, 2015); Ilha de São Jorge (14th Biennial of Architecture of Veneza, 2014); Line Trap (Bienal de São Tomé e Principe, 2013); Do silêncio ao ou-tro Hino (Centro Cultural Português, Mindelo, Praia, Cape Verde 2012 ); Once upon a time(Carpe Diem, Li-sbon, 2012); L’Art est un sport de combat (Musée des Beaux Arts de Calais, France, 2011); This location (Mojo Gallery, Dubai, 2010); She Devil (Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, 2010); Mundos Locais(Centro Cultural de La-gos / Allgarve, Lagos, 2008); Do you hear me (Estado do Mundo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2008); United Nations (Singapure Fringe Festival, Singapure, 2007). Her work is represented in private and public collections, such as MNAC, AML, CCL.Artist Bio;

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