Mónica de Miranda

Mónica de Miranda is an artist and researcher. Born in Porto (Portugal) from Angolan parents, she actually describes herself as an artist working in the diaspora. Her work is based on themes of urban archaeology and personal geographies.
 

She holds a Visual Arts Degree from the Camberwell College of Arts, a Master’s Degree in Art and Education from the Institute of Education London and a PhD in Visual Art from the University of Middlesex. Mónica is also one of the founders of the artistic residences project Triangle Network in Portugal and she founded in 2014 the project Hangar Center for Artistic Research, in Lisbon.

In 2016 she was nominated for Novo Banco Photo Prize and exhibited at Museu Coleção Berado (Lisbon, Portugal) as finalist. Mónica was also nominated for Prix Pictet Photo Award in the same year.
 

Her group exhibitions include: Contemporary African Art and Aesthetics of Translations at the Dakar Biennial (Senegal, 2016); Telling Time at the Rencontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie 10éme edition (Mali, 2015); Ilha de São Jorge at the 14th Biennial of Architecture of Venezia (Italy, 2014); Do you hear me at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal, 2008) and United Nations at the Singapore Fringe Festival (Singapore, 2007).
 

Mónica de Miranda has participated in various residencies in institutions such as the Tate Britain, French Institute, British Council/Iniva. She exhibits regularly and internationally since 2004.
 

Her work is present in public collections like the Fundaçao Calouste Gulbekian, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado and Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa.

 

 

Education
 

2014     PhD in Visual Art. University of Middlesex. London, UK.
2000     Master’s Degree in Art and Education. Institute of Education. London, UK.
1998     Visual Art Degree. Camberwell College of Arts. London, UK.

Solo shows
 

2018     Geografia Durmente. Galeria Municipal de Arte. Almada, Portugal.

2018     Tomorrow is another day. Curated by Cristina Tejo. Carlos Carvalho. Lisbon, Portugal.

2018     Panorama. Banco Economico. Luanda, Angola.

2018     Transfer. Académie des beaux-arts de Kinshasa. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa.

2017     Between Departure And Arrival. Palacio de D. Manuel. Évora, Portugal.

2017     Fora de cena. Sao Luis Teatro Municipal. Lisbon, Portugal.

2017     Atlantic. A Journey to the center of the earth. Galería Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.

2017     Panorama. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.

2016     Hotel Globo#2. Espaço Espelho d'Água. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016     Arrivals and departures. Palácio D. Manuel. Évora, Portugal.
2015     Hotel Globo. Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado. Lisbon, Portugal.
2014     Arquipélago. Galeria Carlos Carvalho. Lisbon, Portugal.
2013     Erosion. Appleton Square. Lisbon, Portugal.
2012     An Ocean Between Us. Plataforma Revólver. Lisbon, Portugal.
2008     Novas Geografias. 198 Gallery. London, UK.
2008     Novas Geografias. Plataforma Revólver. Lisbon, Portugal.
2008     Novas Geografias. Imagem HF. Amsterdam, The Neatherlands.


Group shows (selected)
 

2019     Walk&Talk festival. Curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues. Circuito das Artes. Açores, Portugal.

2019     Studiolo XXI. Deseho e afinidades. Curated by Fátima Lambert. Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. Évora, Portugal.

2019     Fiction and Fabrication. Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn. Curated by Pedro Gadanho and Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues. MAAT. Lisbon, Portugal.

2017     Being Her(e). Galeria Banco Economico. Luanda, Angola. (Curated by Paula Nascimento and Violet Nantume). 

2017     Doublethink : Doublevision. Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey.

2017     Prelude to a Landscape. Galeria Carvalho. Lisbon, Portugal.

2017     Daqui Pra Frente. Curated by Michelle Sales. CAIXA Cultural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2017     Le jour qui vient. Galerie des Galeries. Paris, France.

2017     The other when we are not looking. FCT/UNL. Almada, Portugal.

2017     Bienal de Fotografia Vila Franca de Xira. Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

2016     Addis Foto Fest. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016     The other when we are not looking. Lisbon, Portugal.

2016     Technologies of Violence. Centro de Art Santa Mónica. Barcelona, Spain.

2016     Biennale Internationale de l’Art Contemporain de Casablanca. Casabalanca, Morocco.

2016     Bienal de Fotografia Vila Fraca de Xira. Villa Franca de Xira, Portugal.

2016     Contemporary African Art and Aesthetics of Translations. Dak'Art Biennale de l’art Africain Contemporain. Dakar, Senegal.
2015     Uma Delicada Zona de Compromisso. Quadrum Galeria de Arte. Lisbon, Portugal.
2015     Telling Time. Rencontres de Bamako - Biennale africaine de la Photographie. Musée National du Mali. Bamako, Mali.
2014     Ilha de São Jorge. 14th Biennial of Architecture of Venezia. Venezia, Italy.
2014     Coleção Carpe Diem Limited Editions. Galeria Fonseca Macedo. São Miguel, Açores, Portugal.
2014     A visão incorporada - Performance para a câmara. Museu do Chiado (MNAC). Lisbon, Portugal.
2013     Line Trap. Bienal de São Tomé e Principe. São Tomé e Principe.
2013     Além Margem(s). Plataforma Revólver. Lisbon, Portugal.
2012     L’Art est un sport de combat. Musée des Beaux Arts de Calais. Calais, France.
2012     Do silêncio ao outro Hino. Centro Cultural Português. Mindelo, Praia, Cape Verde.
2012     12º Programa de Exposições. Once upon a time.  Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa. Lisbon, Portugal.  
2011     L’art est un sport de combat. Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle. Calais, France.
2011     Os Livros Dos Outros. Centro de Artes e Cultura de Ponte de Sor. Ponte de Sor, Portugal.
2010     Tirésias - Video de Artistas Made in Portugal. Centro Cultural de España. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2010     She Devil 4. Studio Stefania Miscetti. Rome, Italy.
2010     This location. Mojo Gallery. Dubai, UAE.
2008     Mundos Locais. Centro Cultural de Lagos. Lagos, Portugal.
2008     Do you hear me. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Lisbon, Portugal.
2008     United Nations. Singapore Fringe Festival. Singapore.
2006     Independents Biennial. Liverpool, UK.

 

Art Fairs

 

2019     ARCOlisboa. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal.

 

2019     Photo London. Carlos de Carvalho Arte Contemporânea. London, UK.

2019     Photo London. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.

2019     Drawing Room. Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea. Madrid, Spain.

2019     ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2018     Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.

2018     1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.

2018     Paris Photo. Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea. Paris, France.

2018     ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2017     AKAA, Also Known As Africa. Tyburn Gallery. Paris, France.

2017     Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.

2017     ArtBo. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

2017     1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.

2016     1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. London, UK.

 

Residencies

 

2018     Maputo Artist residency. Centro Cultural Portugês em Maputo. Maputo, Moçambique.

2018     Artist residency | Festival Walk and Talk. Sao Miguel, Açores Azores.

2018     Pequim Artist residency. Red gate gallery | Hangar. Pequim, Beijing, China.

2014     Archipelago. French Institute. Port Louis, Mauritius.
2009     Verbal Eyes. Tate Britain. London, UK.
2008     Muyehlekete. Museu Nacional de Arte. Maputo, Mozambique.
2008     Living Together. British Council/Iniva. Tiblisi/London. Georgia/UK.
 

Awards

 

2019     Finalist. EDP Foundation, New Artists Award. Portugal

2016     Finalist. Novo Banco Photo Prize. Portugal 
2016     Nominated. Prix Pictet Photo Award. France
 

Public collections

 

Fundaçao Calouste Gulbekian. Portugal 
Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado (MNAC). Portugal
Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa. Portugal
Centro Cultural de Lagos. Portugal

 

Publications


Atlantica: Contemporary art from Agola and its diaspora. 2018. 264 pages. ISBN 978-9-89208-810-5

Theatrum Botanicum. Orlow, U. 368 pages. June, 2018. ISBN 978-3-95679-415-5

Mónica de Miranda: Hotel Globo. Emília Tavares, E., Miranda, M. Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon. 2015. ISBN 978-972-776-446-2

Telling Time, Rencontres de Bamako  Biennale Africaine de la Photographie 10 éme edition,  Antawan I. Byrd, Silva, B. Chatap, Y. Kehrer, Berlin. 2015. ISBN 978-3-86828-669-4 

Ilha de São Jorge - Objects, buildings, Cities, Landscapes and Visions. Vaz Milheiro, A., Serventi S., Nascimento P. Beyong Entropy, London. 2014. ISBN:978-989-20-1589-9

Pensão Ibérica.  Roush, P. 2010

Underconstruction.  Miranda, M., Goodwin, P. Direcção Geral das Artes, Lisbon. 2009. ISBN:978-989-20-1514-9  

Cartography: Artists + Maps. Harmon, K. Princeton Architectural Press, New York. 2008. ISBN 978-1-56898-762-0
New Geographies.  Design by Gavin Harry. 2008