About
16 September 2016

Miguel Proença (b. Porto, 1984) currently lives and works in Cardiff, UK. His practice, placed on documentary, focus on exploring questions of identity along the peripheral landscape. He graduated in Audiovisual Communication Technology from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (2011) and studied at Portuguese Institute of Photography (2008). He is currently studying for a Masters in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, as the recipient of a scholarship granted by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2017). In 2015 he co-founded COLECTIVO, an experimental and research platform focused on documentary.

 

EDUCATION

2017- MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK
2008-2011 BA Audiovisual Communication Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
2007-2008 Portuguese Institute of Photography, Porto, Portugal

EXHIBITIONS

2018 “A Tension Span” Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK
2018 “RAVE” Projeto 18 DAI ESMAD, CPF, Porto, Portugal
2017 “Common Thinking” Opening Milano PhotoWeek, Milan, Italy (Projection)
2016 “The Thin Line” Outono Fotografico Photography Festival, Ourense, Spain
2015 “Sala de Fiestas” Dehli Photo Festival, New Delhi, India (Projection)
2015 “Contemporary Iberoamerican Photography” Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA
2015 “The Thin Line” Encontros da Imagem Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal
2014 “Der Greif A Process” Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany
2013 “These Are Young People” Ena Rola Filma, Galerija Skrinja, Maribor, Slovenia
2013 “From untamed to Sacred” Photographic Museum of Humanity (Online)
2012 “Behind The Hill” Prémio Estação Imagem, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 “Behind The Hill” Prémio Estação Imagem, CPF, Porto, Portugal
2011 “Behind The Hill” Projeto 11 DAI ESMAE, CPF, Porto, Portugal
2011 “Los Agarradores” FNAC Florence, Italy
2011 “Los Agarradores” FNAC Torino, Italy
2010 “Los Agarradores” FNAC Cascais, Portugal
2009 “Los Agarradores” FNAC Matosinhos, Portugal

SELECTED ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

NevoAzul x NOMAD: COLECTIVO “Thin Line” June 2018
VSCO “Artist Initiative: Work in Progress” September 2016
CNN Photos “Divided by a border? Barely” December 2015
Ain’t Bad Magazine: “Miguel Proença – Sala de Fiestas” June 2015
FotoRoom: “Living with the Dead – Inside the Necropolis in Cairo” January 2015
Prata Magazine: “Miguel Proença: Mamluk” January 2015
OjodePez Magazine #36: “Behind The Hill” Portfolio PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos, February 2014
Conscientious Photography Magazine “Behind The Hill” by Joerg Colberg, May 2012
Private Magazine “Behind The Hill” May 2012

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, Portugal
2015 VSCO Artist Initiative Grant, USA
2012 Estação Imagem: Prémio de Fotojornalismo, 1st Prize Daily Life, Portugal
2009 Novos Talentos FNAC, Honorable Mention, Portugal

RESIDENCIES

2015 Bienal de Cerveira Foundation, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal