Art Basel Hong Kong

Start date: 23/03/2023
End date: 25/03/2023
Location: Hong Kong, china

International Contemporary Art Fair

Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong, China

The Art Basel Fair brings the international art world together.

Monica de Miranda’s work will be represented by Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid.

Monica will be speaking at the event: Conversations | Time Travelers: When Artists Remix the Past to Reframe the Present and there will be a screening of her film The Island.

Arco Madrid 2023

Start date: 06/03/2023
End date: 10/03/2023
Location: Madrid

International Contemporary Art Fair

The Arco Madrid fair celebrates it’s 42nd edition at IFEMA MADRID.

Monica de Miranda’s work will be represented by Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid and Carlos Carvalho – Arte contemporânea, Lisbon.

A Posthumous Journey into the Future

Start date: 11/02/2023
End date: 11/06/2023
Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala Art Museum

The work portrays the human endeavour to understand the world we live in. In this exhibition, eight internationally active artists together explore the series. Through narration and fiction, they delve into the cultural and planetary crisis we are currently in the midst of.
Artists: Mónica de Miranda Eglė Budvytytė, Alma Heikkilä, Johannes Heldén, Signe Johannessen, Håkan Jonson, My Lindh and Imani Jacqueline Brown

Curator: Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson

The Island

Start date: 03/02/2023
End date: 26/03/2023
Location: Turku, Finland

Turku Art Museum

Monica de Miranda’s research-led practice is grounded in postcolonial politics in relation to Africa and its diaspora. Her most recent project The Island (2021) contemplates the complex experiences of Afrodiasporic lives and Europe’s colonial past. Fusing fact and fiction, the work explores a long trajectory of black presences in Portugal by bringing together intertwined narratives – drawing on African liberation movements, migratory experiences, and identity formations through
a black feminist lens.

The Island is commissioned by Autograph, London and supported using public funding from Arts Council England. The exhibition is supported by the
Finnish Heritage Agency.

Path to the stars

Start date: 23/01/2023
End date: 27/07/2023
Location: Mexico

Sala 10: Monica de Miranda

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo
Centro Cultural Universitario
C.P: 04510 Mexico City, Mexico

The film “Path to the Stars” follows the journey of a heroine confronted by her own shadow, different temporalities and micro-narratives. It proposes a counter narrative composed of complex biographies that overlap and interact: from the anticolonial freedom fighters of the past, and the uncertainty of the present, the desire to belong, to the projection of a future where our symbiosis with nature is recuperated.

The film follows the journey, from dawn to dusk, of an ex-combatant of the Angolan struggle for liberation as she travels by boat past the banks of the Kwanza River, the birthplace of the Ndongo kingdom, a pre-colonial African tributary state of the Kongo kingdom, created by sub-groups of the Ambundu, and led by King Ngola. A metaphor of a female place that threads through various times and spaces, a serene-faced woman intently observes the nature that surrounds her, while her body slowly merges with the watery currents of the river.

Various characters appear throughout this journey: a shadow, an old woman and a child, soldiers who try to read their future in the lines of a map of Angola, and an astronaut, all of whom spin their stories in the murmur of theriver.

The Bamako Encounters

Start date: 18/12/2022
End date: 08/02/2023
Location: Bamako, Mali

African Biennale of Photography

Founded in 1994, the Bamako Encounters – African Biennial of Photography is organized by the Ministry of Culture of Mali with the support of the Institut Français.The Biennale is the first and principal event dedicated to contemporary photography and new imagery in Africa.Internationally renowned, the Bamako Encounters is a platform for discoveries, exchanges, and visibility. It is an essential venue for the revelation of African photographers and those of the Diaspora, a time of exchange with the Malian public and the professionals from around the world.

Curated by Akinbode Akinbiyi, Meriem Berrada, Tandazani Dhlakama and Liz Ikiriko together with Artistic Director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

“Path to the stars”

Start date: 11/12/2022
End date: 08/01/2023
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany⁠

Nassauischer Kunstverein

The film follows the heroine, a former fighter of the Angolan liberation struggle, on her boat journey along the Kwanza River, the birthplace of the Ndongo Kingdom, a pre-colonial African tributary state of the Kingdom of Congo created by the Ambundu and led by King Ngola. A metaphor for a feminine place that spans different times and spaces, a woman with a clear gaze intently observes the nature that surrounds her as her body slowly melts into the water currents of the river. On this journey, different characters emerge: a shadow, an old woman and a child, soldiers trying to read their future in the lines of a map of Angola, and an astronaut – all their stories emerge in the rush of the river. ⁠ Kameli, Aimé Mpane

Book launch “No longer with the memory but with its future”

Date: 17/11/2022
Location: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

The book refers to the homonymous exhibition presented by Mónica de Miranda, a Portuguese and Angolan visual artist and researcher, during the 2022 Venice Biennale curated by Paula Nascimento. It is a photographic book that includes theoretical and poetic reflections on the film “Path to the Stars” (2022) and the symbolic universe it embodies. Dealing with issues of identity, memory and diaspora, in relation to different dimensions of time (from the ancestral past to the present and future), the book brings together various views on the complex relationships addressed in this new body of work. The book also includes an interview with the artist and the curator

Number of pages: 89
Published by Hangar Books

OZANGÉ – 1st Biennial of African Photography

Start date: 04/11/2022
End date: 29/01/2023
Location: Malaga, Spain

With works from “Shadows fall behind” (2022) series by Mónica de Miranda
Curated by Owanto

The first edition of OZANGÉ, directed by the Gabonese-born visual artist Owanto, will be
held in different venues in Malaga from November 4, 2022 to January 29, 2023 before
traveling to other cities in Spain, Ivory Coast and Morocco.
Following in the footsteps of the great photography festivals in Africa that have given
many artists international renown, the Biennial is not only an exhibition space with the
presentation of a selection of the works of current photographers from the continent and
the diaspora, but it is also conceived as a new space for this new generation of
photographers who are beginning their entry into the European art market.

Future Archives

Start date: 14/10/2022
End date: 12/11/2022
Location: RAMPA, Porto

Future Archives
By Mónica de Miranda
Curated by Azu Nwagbogu

Given the current global turn since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, it is essential to
test our previous ideas produced in various previous art formats and explore its efficacy in
raising possible questions about their relevance as archives for the future. Institutions are
complex and can be violent spaces. They normalise situations based on power dynamics
that are inherited and passed on from generation to generation. We investigate the
readiness for the current dystopian conditions to foster new ideas that aim to create
narratives that produce empathy, understanding and collaboration.