About

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 and he recently received a grant from the Orient Foundation to carry out the photographic project ‘Nepal, Odemira’ in Nepal (2023) and support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to publish the artist’s book “A story here to stay” (2021).

He has been selected for various awards and several exhibition and editorial projects, namely:

  • “Voices of the Landscape”, Exhibition Pavilion of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT, 2023);
  • “Winner” Urbanautica Institute Awards 2022 (IT, 2023);
  • “EIRA”, solo exhibition curated by Pablo Berástegui Lozano (Portuguese Center for Photography, PT, 2023);
  • Acquisition Prize, “Diversity – Research” – XXI Cerveira International Art Biennial (PT, 2020);
  • “Places of Memory” – Contextile – Contemporary Art Biennial (PT, 2020);
  • “Pequenos fins do mundo”, solo exhibition curated by Estefânia R. de Almeida (Adorna gallery, Porto, PT, 2020);
  • “Atlántica Colectivas” – Fotonoviembre – Bienal Internacional de Fotografia de Tenerife (ES, 2019);
  • Prize “Discovery Awards 2019” – Encontros da Imagem – International Photography and Visual Arts Festival (PT, 2019);
  • “Mirror Land” – Batumi Photodays (GE, 2019);
  • “Festival Circulation(s)”, art direction by François Cheval and Audrey Hoareau (FR, 2019);
  • “Riba de Ave” – MIP, Month of the Image of Porto (PT, 2018);
  • “Reclaiming Our Future” – Reclaim Photography Festival (UK, 2018).
  • “Fundação Lar do Emigrante Português no Mundo”, solo exhibition curated by Vera Carmo (Espaço Campanhã, Porto, PT, 2017).

His work 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.