About

Mónica is an artist and researcher. Born in Porto (Portugal) she has an Angolan backgound. Her work is based on themes of urban archaeology and personal geographies and works in an interdisciplinary way with drawing, installation, photography, film, video and sound, she explores the expanded forms and the frontiers between fiction and documentary.  She was nominated for Novo banco Photo prize and exhibited at Museu Berado ( Lisbon, 2016). Mónica was also nominated for Prix Piclet Photo Award (2016).

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).

Her collective exhibitions include:Fiction and Fabrication. Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn (MAAT, Lisbon,2019); Doublethink:Doublevision (Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017); Daqui Pra Frente (CAIXA Cultural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016); 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 outro Hino (Centro Cultural Português, Mindelo, Praia, Cape Verde 2012 ); Once upon a time(Carpe Diem, Lisbon, 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 Lagos / Allgarve, Lagos, 2008); Do you hear me (Estado do Mundo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2008); United Nations (Singapure Fringe Festival, Singapure, 2007).

Mónica de Miranda has participated in various residencies such as: Archipelago (French Institute, Mauritius, 2014), Verbal Eyes (Tate Britain, London, 2009); Muyehlekete (Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo, 2008), Living Together (British Council/ Iniva, Georgia/London, 2008).

She also exhibited at Photo Paris (Paris, 2013-18), Arco (Madrid, 2013- 2017), Arco Lisbon ( Lisbon, 2016-2018), 1.54( London and New York , 2016 -2018), ArtBo (Bogota, 2017), Artissima ( Milan, 2017).

Her work is represented in private and public collections, such as MNAC, MAAT, Arquivo Fotográfico de Lisboa, Centro Cultural de Lagos.