Nelson Miranda (Portugal, 1979). He lives and works in Porto. Bachelors and Master degree in Architecture (FAUP, Porto, PT, 2004 and 2011). Focussing primarily on the research and documentation of the human presence in the territory and its role in the transformation of the landscape and social-political contexts, it was in 2013 that he started the development of photographic projects.
His work has been the target of growing curiosity, having been selected for several exhibition and editorial projects, namely:
- Scholarship for the development of a photographic project “Nepal, Odemira”, awarded by the Oriente Foundation (PT-NP, 2023);
- “EIRA”, curated by Pablo Berástegui Lozano (Portuguese Center for Photography, PT, 2023);
- “A story here to stay”, artist book with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation support (2021);
- “Diversity – Research” – XXI Cerveira International Art Biennial, with Acquisition Prize (Cerveira, PT, 2020);
- “Places of Memory” – Contextile – Contemporary Art Biennial (Guimarães, PT, 2020);
- “Pequenos fins do mundo”, curated by Estefânia R. de Almeida (Adorna gallery, Porto, PT, 2020);
- “Atlántica Colectivas” – Fotonoviembre – Bienal Internacional de Fotografia de Tenerife (Tenerife, ES, 2019);
- “Discovery Awards 2019” – Encontros da Imagem – International Photography and Visual Arts Festival (Braga, PT, 2019);
- “Mirror Land” – Batumi Photodays (Batumi, GE, 2019);
- “Festival Circulation(s)” art direction by François Cheval and Audrey Hoareau (Paris, FR, 2019);
- “Riba de Ave” – MIP, Month of the Image of Porto (Porto, PT, 2018);
- “Reclaiming Our Future” – Reclaim Photography Festival (West Midlands, UK, 2018).
- “Fundação Lar do Emigrante Português no Mundo”, curated by Vera Carmo (Espaço Campanhã, Porto, PT, 2017).
His work has received several awards and is represented in public collections, namely in the Contemporary Art Center of the Porto Municipal Collection (PT), in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Art Library (PT), in the Biennial Art Foundation of Cerveira (PT), and in national and foreign private collections.