Mónica de Miranda

Mónica de Miranda is a Portuguese artist, living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. Born in Porto, Portugal in 1976.
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 Translationsat the Dakar Biennial (Senegal, 2016);Telling Timeat 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) andUnited Nationsat 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
2022
Shadows Falll Behind. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
All That Burns Melts Into Air. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
Contos de Lisboa.Arquivo Municial de Lisboa/Fotográfico. Lisbon, Portugal. Curated by Bruno Leitao and Sofia Castro.
2019
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)
2022
No longer with memory but with its future. 59º Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy.
2022
Europa Oxalá - Tales of Lisbon. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Curated by António Pinto Ribeiro, Katia Kameli and Aimé Mpane. Lisbon, Portugal.
2022
Beyond Homogeneity. Syker Vorwerk - Center for Contemporary Art. Curated by Alejandro Perdomo Daniels. Syke, Germany.
2021
O Silêncio da Terra. Galeria do Paço. Braga, Portugal.
2021
Long Story Short. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2021
Transperiphery Movement: Global Eastern Europe and Global South. Allied- Kyiv Biennial . The House of Cinema, Conference Hall. Curated by Eszter Szakács and Zoltán Ginelli.
2021
Otro orden. Derribando fronteras. Curated by Diana Wechsler. Fundación Francis Naranjo, Canary Islands, Spain.
2021
Contra la Raza. Photo España . Matadero Madrid, Spain.
2021
BUM BUM BA YE [Under Pressure]. Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain.
2021
The Folds. Hangar. Lisboa, Portugal.
2021
Diafragma. Covilha International Photo Festival. Covilha, Portugal.
2021
O Silêncio da Terra. Nogueira da Silva Museum . Braga, Portugal.
2021
O Silêncio da Terra. Paço Gallery. The University of Minho, Portugal.
2021
Transperiphery Movement. OFF Biennale. Budapest, Hungary.
2021
Entretecido/Interlace.Pavilhao Branco, Lisbon, Portugal.
2021
Um Território em Seis Ecologias. Museu de Almada, Almada, Portugal.
2020
Ver Versus Ver II.Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain.
2020
Dissonances. MNAC Collection: Acquisitions and Donations 2010-.Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado (MNAC). Lisbon, Portugal.
2020
ProjectMAP 2010-. Map or Exhibition. Museu Coleçao Berardo. Lisbon, Portugal.
2020
Ground Control. Bildmuseet. Umeå, Suecia. Curated by Clelia Coussonnet.
2020
Earthkeeping/Earthshaking- Art, Feminisms and Ecology. Galeria Quadrum. Lisbon, Portugal.
2020
Ver Versus Ver. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2020
African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other.Fotofest Biennial. Houston, USA.
2019
Taxidermy of the future.Museu de História Natural de Luanda (SIEXPO). Curated by Bruno Leitao and Paula Nascimento. Largo do Kinaxixe, Luanda.
2019
Bienal Sur. Curated by Fernando Farina and Marina Aguerre. Guayaquil, Equador.
2019
Biennale de Lubumbashi. Part of the exhibition Taxidermy of the future with Kiluanje Kia Henda and Grada Kilomba. Curated by Paula Nascimento and Bruno Leitao. Lubumbashi, Congo.
2019
South Circular. MAAT. EDP Foundation New Artist Award. Lisbon, Portugal.
2019
Walk&Talk festival. Curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues. Circuito das Artes. Açores, Portugal.
2019
Bitting Nations. Cine-concerto Video Lucem. Algarve, 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
UNTITLED. Tyburn Gallery. London, UK.
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
A Represntaçao da Figura Humana em Angola. Galeía This in Not a White Cube (TINAWC). Luanda, Angola.
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
2022
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani. Paris, France.
2022
ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2021
ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2020
ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain
2019
viennacontemporary. Sabrina Amrani. Vienna, Austria.
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
Colección Alma Colectiva. Guadalajara, Mexico.
Nesr Foundation. Luanda, Angola.
PLMJ. Lisboa, Portugal.
Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT). Portugal.
Fundaçao Calouste Gulbekian. Portugal
Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado (MNAC). Portugal
Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa. Portugal
Centro Cultural de Lagos. Portugal
Publications

African Artists "From 82 to Now”. Ed. Phaidon. 2021. 352 pages. ISBN 978-1-83866-243-1
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