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.

 

CV – Mónica de Miranda


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
 

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)
 

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

 

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

 

Residencies


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


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


Publications


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

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