About

Mónica de Miranda is a Portuguese artist of Angolan origin who lives and works between Lisbon and Luanda. Artist and researcher, her work is based on themes of urban archaeology and personal geography. She works in an interdisciplinary way with drawing, installation, photography, film, video and sound, in its expanded forms and in the boundaries between fiction and documentary. She is graduated in Visual Arts and Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts (London) and PhD in Artistic Studies from Middlesex University (London). In 2019, she was nominated for the New artist prize at MAAT and in 2016 for the Novo Photo Banco Prize, exhibiting as one of the finalists at the Berardo Collection Museum. Her solo exhibitions include: Geografia Dormente (Galeria Municipal de Arte, Almada, Portugal, 2019); Tomorrow is another day(Carlos Carvalho Gallery, Lisbon, 2018); Panorama (Banco Economico, Luanda, 2018); 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, Évora, 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).

Among her collective exhibitions : Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary Landscapes at Bienar du Sur, MAAC ( +Guayaquil, Ecuador,2020 ); Taxidermy of the future, Biennale Lubumbashi (Congo, 2019); Architecture and Manufacturing, at MAAT in Lisbon (2019); Panorama, Banco Económico (Luanda, 2019); Doublethink: Doublevision, Pera Museum (Istanbul, 2017); Daqui Pra Frente, Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, 2017-2018); Vila Franca de Xira Biennial Photography (2017); Dakar Biennial in Senegal (2016); Bienal de Casablanca (2016); Addis Foto Fest (2016); Encontros Fotográficos de Bamako (2015); MNAC (2015); 14ª Bienal de Arquitectura de Veneza (2014); Bienal São Tomé e Principe (2013); Estado Do Mundo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2008).

She is one of the founders of the Hangar project (Artist Residency Centre, Lisbon, 2014).

Her work is represented in several public and private collections, including: Calouste Gulbenkian, MNAC, MAAT, FAS and the Municipal Archive of Lisbon.