16 September 2016

Miguel Proença (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 the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2017). In 2015 he co-founded COLECTIVO, an experimental and research platform focused on documentary.



2017-2018 MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales, UK
2008-2011 BA Audiovisual Communication Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
2007-2008 Professional Degree, Portuguese Institute of Photography, Portugal


2011 Los Agarradores, FNAC Galleria, Florence, Italy
2011 Los Agarradores, FNAC Galleria, Torino, Italy
2010 Los Agarradores, FNAC Cascais, Portugal
2010 Los Agarradores, FNAC Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
2010 Los Agarradores, FNAC Gaia, Portugal
2009 Los Agarradores, FNAC Matosinhos, Portugal


2015 “The Thin Line” Encontros da Imagem Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal
2015 “The Thin Line” Outono Fotografico Photography Festival, Ourense, Spain
2014 Der Greif “A Process” Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany
2013 Ena Rola Filma “These Are Young People” Galerija Skrinja, Maribor, Slovenia
2012 Prémio Estação Imagem, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Prémio Estação Imagem, CPF, Porto, Portugal
2011 Projeto 11 DAI ESMAE, CPF, Porto, Portugal


VSCO “Artist Initiative: Work in Progress – The Baltic States” September 2016
Lens Culture “Miguel Proença – Sala de Fiestas” February 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
Prata Magazine: “Los Agarradores” March 2012


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


2014 Bienal de Cerveira Foundation, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal