de Miranda, Mónica
Born 1976 in Porto, Portugal
Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal
As an artist of Angolan descent, Mónica de Miranda identifies as an artist working in the African diaspora and her work has resonated strongly in numerous exhibitions and biennials across both Europe and Africa. A researcher as well as an artist, she is the founder of the Project Hangar at the Centre of Artistic Research in Lisbon, as well as helping to found the Triangle Network, an artistic residency project. Working in photography, mixed media and video, de Miranda deals with themes of geography and identity, expressing her visions of personal history and exploring the poetics of belonging. She received her PhD in Visual Art from the University of Middlesex in 2014, having previously completed a Masters in Art and Education at the UCL Institute of Education in London, as well as a BA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts. In 2016, the artist was nominated for the Novo Banco Photo Prize (Portugal), as well as being shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Photo Award (France).
Mónica de Miranda, When words escape, flowers speak, 2017, From the series Twins, inkjet print mounted on aluminium, on beech shelves, 182 x 260 cm. Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

Artists 2016