CAM in Movement: Series of Stories of a Collection

Start date: 17/08/2023
End date: 18/09/2023
Time: 11:00
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Jardim Gulbenkian
Av. de Berna
45, 1050-078 Lisboa

Mónica de Miranda, Path to the Stars, film screening.

In a shipping container installed in the Gulbenkian Garden, a cycle of films from the CAM Collection will be presented, accompanying the exhibition Stories of a Collection.

This cycle of films is part of the exhibition Stories of a Collection, shown in the Main Gallery of the Foundation’s Headquarters Building, Museum and Garden, and marks four different moments of acquisitions of works in film support for the CAM collection, under the direction of Jorge Molder, Isabel Carlos, Penelope Curtis and Benjamin Weil. With works acquired between 2001 and 2022, the cycle proposes six videos by Ana Hatherly, Rui Calçada Bastos, António Olaio, Ana Léon, Irineu Destourelles and Mónica de Miranda.

PhotoIreland Festival 2023

Start date: 30/06/2023
End date: 27/08/2023
Location: Dublin, Ireland

The Library Project
4 Temple Bar Street
D02 YK53 – Dublin

A diverse constituency of creative practitioners working in photography and lens-based media including Lola Flash, Zanele Muholi, Hélène Amouzou, Silvia Rosi, Heather Agyepong, Phoebe Boswell, Mónica de MirandaAida Silvestri, Bernice Mulenga andFrida Orupabo, the latter presented in collaboration with the McKinley collection, are brought together in a group show titled I See the Face of Things to Come by guest curator Renée Mussai. The thematic exhibition centres around a fluid interpretation of (self) portraiture—as repertoire, as chorus and soliloquy, as moving image, as vision, as breath, as vessel, as archive, as embodiment, as justice, as activism, as community—showcasing the interdisciplinary work of artists [from the African diaspora] whose evocative praxis amplifies notions of self and other through the prism of past, present and future tenses.

Art in Embassies

Date: 07/06/2023
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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US Embassy Lisbon
Avenida das Forças Armadas
1600-081 Lisboa

Bringing History Forward: Creating an Inclusive Narrative

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Art in Embassies of the United Stated Department of State, the United States Embassy in Portugal welcomes you to join iconic American and Portuguese contemporary artists for a series of panel discussions and public events in Lisbon centered on the role of the visual arts in furthering diplomacy. The 3-day program will also showcase a traveling exhibition entitled the “Democracy Collection: Advocacy Through Art,” which speaks to the promotion of democracy throughout the world.

Participants: Joana Cardoso (Moderator), Nick Cave, Monica de Miranda, Amy Sherald, Dr. Deborah Willis.

ARCOlisboa 2023

Start date: 25/05/2023
End date: 28/05/2023
All-day event
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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Cordoaria Nacional
Av. da Índia 1300-598
Lisboa, Portugal

Mónica de Miranda will take part at ARCOlisboa fair with Sabrina Amrani Gallery.

ARCOlisboa 2023 will, once again, turn the Portuguese capital into a meeting place for collectors, gallery owners, artists and professionals from all over the world. In its sixth edition, from 25th to 28th May, the Cordoaria Nacional will host the artistic content of the galleries selected by the Organising Committee and the curatorial teams of the different sections.

ARCOlisboa 2023 will open its doors on 25th May, dedicating this first day to the professionals. Access for the general public will be from 26th to 28th May.


Start date: 25/05/2023
End date: 28/05/2023
Time: 12:00
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Cordoaria East Tower Gallery
Edifício Cordoaria Nacional, Av. da Índia
1300-299 Lisboa

Contemporary Art Collection of Lisbon City Council

The group presented at the exhibition corresponds to the last two years of acquisitions and reaffirms the CML’s desire to continue to build and develop its collection, with a view to incorporating other creators in the future and enhancing the representation of those who are already a part of it. In addition to supporting the contemporary art scene, the CML collection also aims to incentivise collecting. Whether public or private, creating a collection is a commitment interwoven with the history of art and artists and makes it possible for present and future generations to understand the foundations of their culture and its choices, concerns, and aesthetic, political and social transformations.

Prior to any exhibition, it is necessary to catalogue, care for, preserve, study and systematise the works/collections – a burdensome and often forgotten set of tasks undertaken by institutions, in this case the Museu de Lisboa/EGEAC. By continuing to develop, preserve and exhibit their collections, institutions play an indispensable role in solidifying artistic developments and in the formation of the public and their aspirations and cultural ambitions.

The artists that comprise this exhibition are each at different stages of their career and have unique artistic languages, some reinventing media and pushing the boundaries of their respective artistic disciplines, others remaining more faithful to their areas of operation. Each was in any case considered indispensable by the commission who, in making their selections, took into account different genres and generations, the career status of the artists in question, the need for stimulation at the various stages of the artists’ production, and the diversity of the galleries that represented them.

Idealista Contemporary Art Prize 2023

Start date: 24/05/2023
End date: 27/05/2023
All-day event
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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SIMA 2023
IFEMA Madrid
Av. del Partenón, 5
28042 Madrid

Bringing History Forward: Creating an Inclusive Narrative

South Circular” is exhibited at the Idealista stand at the Salão Imobiliário de Portugal (SIL) – it will also be exhibited at the Madrid Real Estate Fair (SIMA), which runs from May 24 to 27 – having won the 5th edition of the competition Idealista Contemporary Art Prize 2023. “It is a project of investigation and mapping of the city of Lisbon, that is, of an invisible city. The city that exists on the outskirts and is linked to migratory flows and diaspora”, she tells idealista/news, considering that “there is another Lisbon that is hidden”.

South Circular” is a reflection on the city of Lisbon, more specifically on the military defense wall that was built in 1899 to keep the French away from the Portuguese capital and that, a century later, became a territory inhabited by Africans from the former Portuguese colonies along with people from rural areas without the means to live in the desired prosperity. This fortified line, called Campo de Trincheiras, consists of a circular line that skirts the northern side of the Portuguese capital and runs along much of the southern bank. In these spaces. The artist visited to ruins and areas recently inhabited by African communities and developed a narrative and visual framework of places and moments of historical significance, where memory, nostalgia and a vision of the modern city and its inhabitants coexist.

Adapted text by Elisa Hernando

Porto Photography Biennial

Start date: 18/05/2023
End date: 02/07/2023
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Museu do Porto 
Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão

Praça de Carlos Alberto 71
4050-157 Porto

Deep blue

Deep Blue is a group exhibition curated by Mónica de Miranda that explores questions of identity, memory and ecology. The artists evoke spiritual and political symbolisms, metaphysical reflections and explore questions around non-Western spirituality and knowledge systems. As a premise for transformative, regenerative and empathetic futures, this exhibition features re-interpretations of the past from a space of healing, addressing significant secular issues.

Curator: Mónica de Miranda

Artists: Athi-Patra Ruga, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Faisal Abdu’Allah, Helena Uambembe, Kudzanai Chiurai, Mónica de Miranda, Sandim Mendes, Sethembile Msezane, Silvia Rosi, Xaviera Simmons, Zineb Sedira

Curatorial assistants: Marcela Canadas, Anca Usurelu

Globalisto, fragments of a community

Start date: 12/05/2023
End date: 17/06/2023
Time: 18:00
Location: Paris, France

31 Project
Les Verrières
41 rue de Seine
Paris, France

A group show with Bianca Baldi, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Inès di Folco, Kendell Geers, Binelde Hyrcan, Hélène Jayet, Maurice Mboa, Mónica de Miranda, Sabelo Mlangeni, Obi Okigbo, Gerard Sekoto, a Songye mask maker, Divine Southgate-Smith and Raquel Van Haver 
Curated by Ntshepe Tsekere Bopape

The sun does not rise in the north

Start date: 06/05/2023
End date: 06/07/2023
Location: Madrid, Spain
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Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Calle Sallaberry 52
28019 Madrid

Opening date: 6th of May 2023

The sun does not rise in the north is an art project that aims to capture the intricate psyche
of the immigration system between Africa and Europe and the after fall of diaspora experiences in Europe.
The project refers to the irony of the dual metaphor of the sun standing as a search for pleasure and touristic leisure and on the other side being the light to flee poverty.

The narrative of the film is a critical process of historical de-construction and re-reading of the African and European experience and collective memory. Through the dialogues and monologues of the characters, which shape their portraits, the film reflects on the historical past of colonialism, the independence and liberation struggle in Africa against colonial forces. At the same time, the film reflects on the complex entanglements between historical time and deep time (which refers to the common history of the planet), bringing together human history with the material/natural dimension that grounds its existence, reflected in the landscapes separating Europe and Africa in the strait of Gibraltar.

In collaboration with Fourminds Films, LE18 – Marrakesh, and many others, the exhibition will be presented in April 2023 in Sabrina Amrani Gallery.

Fotografia Europia

Start date: 28/04/2023
End date: 11/06/2023
Location: Reggio Emilia, Italy

Chiostri di San Pietro
via Emilia San Pietro, 44/c
Reggio Emilia

Friday 28th of April 6PM Opening of the Festival

Saturday 29th of April 11AM Talk with Cédrine Scheidig and Tim Clark

The Island is centred on the recognition of African histories and cultures in their autonomy and diversity. It dismantles prejudices that have taken root in Portuguese society, giving value and respect to the active and dynamic participation of men and women of African origin who have lived and continue to live in Portugal, and whose achievements and contributions are central to the histories of the places in which they are integrated today. From a female biographical point of view, it weaves toigether several stories that challenge patriarchal narrative conventions.

The series questions standard notions of identity based on categories of race and gender, through a counter-narrative constructed by complex and intersecting biographies.

The Island is situated outside the Eurocentric gaze, being developed from a black feminist perspective, and implementing through its narrative the operation of the oppositional gaze (bell hooks) in which stereotypical representations of gender and race are deconstructed.