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Creole Garden

Creole Garden

Book published in 2024

Edited by Mónica de Miranda

This art book, created for the Greenhouse project that officially represents Portugal at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2024, reflects the Creole Garden as a place that emerges as a site of botanical richness and a locus of cultural identity and knowledge transmission, recognizing the garden as a space of potential, diversity, and multiple possibilities, symbolizing resistance, freedom, and survival.

This book is a pilgrimage through landscapes rich with the ancient wisdom of the earth, that explores the deep, spiritual connections and complex interplay between humans and nature. It presents a comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted roles of plants within Creole gardens, as well as their uses in and the use of plants in medicinal applications, ceremonial practices and healing perspectives, providing an in-depth analysis of their significance in Creole cultures and beyond. It contains illustrations of the plants present in the garden, as well as their medicinal and ceremonial uses.

A Ilha I The Island

A Ilha I The Island 

Book published in 2023

Texts by Azu Nwagbogu, Tobi Maier, Renée Mussai, Taous R. Dahmani, Ana Nolasco and Ana Cristina Pereira. 

The Island is an essay book, featuring curatorial and academic texts about the series The Island (2022) by Portuguese-Angolan visual artist Mónica de Miranda, first shown at Autograph, London then at Municipal Galleries in Lisbon in 2022.

The Island Photo edition

The edition features a foreword by Dr. Mark Sealy, photographs from the series, exhibition views, film stills and an interview between the artist and Rénee Mussai. The Island is a photographic book, featuring the series The Island (2022) by Portuguese-Angolan visual artist Mónica de Miranda, first shown at Autograph, London in a solo show curated by Rénee Mussai and Dr. Mark Sealy.

No longer with the memory but with its future

No longer with the memory but with its future

Book published in 2022

Texts by Paula Nascimento, Ana Nolasco, Marissa Moorman, Yara Nakahanda Monteiro, Negarra A. Kudumu, Ana Sophie Salazar and Vittorio Urbani
no longer with the memory but with its future is a book about the homonymous exhibition by Mónica de Miranda, curated by Paula Nascimento in Venice Italy, featuring a new body of work including the film Path to the Stars (2022).

Tales of Lisbon

Cantos de Lisboa | Tales of Lisbon

Book published in 2020

Texts by Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Kalaf Epalanga, Yara Monteiro, Ondjaki, Telma Tvon, Bruno Leitão, Sónia Vaz

The Lisbon Municipal Archive presents the catalogue Tales of Lisbon, published in order to accompany the exhibition with the same name, held at the Lisbon Municipal Photographic Archive from 19 February to 3 October 2020.

Prémio Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019

Prémio Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019

Book published in 2019

Texts by the curators Inês Grosso, Sara António Matos and João Silvério

The exhibition catalog of the six finalists for the thirteenth edition of the New Artists Award (Isabel Madureira Andrade, AnaMary Bilbao, Dealmeida Esilva, Mónica de Miranda, Henrique Pavão, and Diana Policarpo) were selected by Inês Grosso, Sara Antónia Matos, and João Silvério, also curators for the show.

Fiction and Fabrication

Fiction and Fabrication

Book published in 2019

Authors: Pedro Gadanho, Gloria Moure, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition at MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.

Atlantica: Contemporary Art from Angola and its Diaspora

Atlantica: Contemporary Art from Angola and its Diaspora

Book published in 2019

Artists: Alice Marcelino, Alida Rodrigues, Ana Silva, Binelde Hyrcan, Délio Jasse, Edson Chagas, Francisco Vidal, Grada Kilomba, Ihosvanny, Januário Jano, Keyezua, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Mónica de Miranda and Yonamine

Essays: Adriano Mixinge, Afonso Dias Ramos, Ana Balona de Oliveira, Ana Cristina Cachola, Ashleigh M. Barice, Bruno Leitão, Delinda Collier, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Gabi Ngcobo, Maria-Gracia Latedjou, Marissa J. Moorman, Marta Jecu, Nancy Dantas, Nadine Siegert, Negarra A. Kudumu, Paul Goodwin, Paula Nascimento, Pontus Kyander and Raquel Schefer

Atlantica is a book about contemporary art from Angola and its diaspora, conceived and developed by artists in tandem with theorists, curators and scholars to consider the art production of the new millennium in Angola.

Geography of Affections

Geography of Affections

Book published in 2017

With text by Mónica de Miranda, Gabriela Salgado, Carlos Garrido, Ana Nolasco, Ana Balona de Oliveira, and Emília Tavares.

It includes six volumes with critical texts and images from the body of work between 2012 and 2016. Featured series in the book are: An Ocean Between Us, Once Upon a Time, Erosion, Archipelago, Hotel Globo.

Novo Banco Photo 2016

Novo Banco Photo 2016: Félix Mula, Mónica de Miranda, Pauliana Valente Pimentel

Book published in 2016

Text by António Pinto Ribeiro, Gabriela Salgado, Rafael Bordalo Mouzinho. Designed by Raquel Pinto.

The exhibition catalog of the Novo Banco Photo 2016 presents the work of the three artists and includes introductions and interviews carried out by the three authors.

Hotel Globo

Monica de Miranda: Hotel Global 

Book published in 2015

Texts by Emília Tavares and Mónica de Miranda. Design by Pedro Nora.

Book is from the homonymous exhibition at MNAC – Museu do Chiado between July 4th and September 27th, 2015 at the SONAE room.

Pensão ibérica

Pensão Ibérica book published in 2010

Texts by Paula Roush. Design by Musa Lab.

Pensão Ibérica was an art residency in Lisbon in a hostel.


Underconstruction book and catalogue published in 2009.

Texts by Manuela Ribeiro Shanchez, Fernandes Dias and Paul Goodwin. Design by Musa Lab.

Underconstruction was a research project, an exhibition and a publication.

New Geographies

New Geography Book published in 2008

Catalogue design by Gavin Henry and Musa lab.

New geography was an exhibition and project developed in 2007 and 2008 between London, Lisbon and Amsterdam.

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