16 September 2016

Miguel Proença (b. 1984, Porto) lives and works in London.


2018 MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK
2011 BA Audio-Visual Communication Technology, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, PT
2009 Photography, Instituto Português de Fotografia, Porto, PT

Awards, Grants and Honors

2020 HSBC Prix pour la Photographie, FR, Finalist
2019 The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent, UK, Selected
2019 MACK First Book Award, UK, Shortlisted
2019 Unseen Dummy Award, NL, Shortlisted
2019 Fiebre Photobook Award, ES, Shortlisted
2019 Encontros da Imagem Photobook Award, PT, Honorable Mention
2019 Flash Foward Magenta Foundation, UK, Finalist
2018 British Journal of Photography, Fractured Stories, UK, Shortlisted
2018 SOURCE Magazine Graduate Photography, UK, Selected Graduate
2018 Photograd, UK , Selected Graduate
2017 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, PT, Scholarship
2015 VSCO Artist Initiative, USA, Grant
2012 Prémio Estação Imagem – Daily Life, PT, Winner
2009 FNAC Novos Talentos, PT, Honorable Mention

Selected Exhibitions

2019 TPG New Talent Annual Exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
2019 A Glitch in the System, Photovogue, BASE, Milan, IT
2019 MACK First Book Award, Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK (book)
2019 Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL (book)
2019 Fiebre Photobook Festival, Madrid, ES (book)
2018 The Buzzer, Riga Photomonth, Riga, LV (screening)
2018 Hiraeth, USW MA Documentary Photography, Truman Brewery, London, UK
2018 A Tension Span, USW MA Documentary Photography, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK
2018 RAVE, Projeto 18 DAI ESMAD, CPF, Porto, PT
2017 Common Thinking, Milano Photo Week, Milan, IT (screening)
2016 Thin Line, Museu Municipal Ourense, Ourense, ES
2015 Sala de Fiestas, Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, IN (screening)
2015 Contemporary Ibero-American Photography, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA
2015 Thin Line, Museu de Arqueologia D. Diogo de Sousa, Braga, PT
2014 Der Greif a Process, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, DE
2013 These Are Young People, Ena Rola Filma, Maribor, SL
2012 Curandeiros, Prémio Estação Imagem, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, PT
2012 Curandeiros, Prémio Estação Imagem, CPF, Porto, PT
2011 RAVE, Projeto 11 DAI ESMAE, CPF, Porto, PT
2011 Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Florence, IT
2011 Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Torino, IT
2011 Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Cascais, PT
2011 Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Matosinhos, PT

Selected Publications

WÜL Magazine, Interview, April 4, 2021
Bird in Flight, Doves Fly Over the Eurozone, March 9, 2021
Youthies Magazine, The Folkloric Issue, May 2020
MAPS Magazine, Issue 140, Behind the Hill, January 2020
P3 Público, The Buzzer, November 13, 2019
Vogue Italia, A Glitch in the System, September 25, 2019
Hero Magazine, Meet eight of tomorrow’s most exciting talents, June 13, 2019
Lens Culture, Elastic Forms, Elastic Visions, May 2019
Another Magazine, Ten Photographers to Have on Your Radar, May 10, 2019
British Journal of Photography, MACK First Book Award Shortlist, February 22, 2019
Source Photographic Review, The Buzzer, Issue 95, August 2018
It’s Nice That, Behind the Hill, August 22, 2018
British Journal of Photography, Fractured Stories: Meet the eight finalists, July 30, 2018
NevoAzul, COLECTIVO Thin Line, June 2018
VSCO Artist Initiative, Work in Progress, September 2016
CNN, Life on the border of Spain and Portugal, December 21, 2015
Ain’t Bad Magazine, Sala de Fiestas, June 28, 2015
FotoRoom Living with the Dead – Inside the Necropolis in Cairo, January 2015
OjodePez Magazine #36: Selected Portfolios PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos, February 2014


2020– Instituto de Produção Cultural & Imagem, Porto, PT
2011– Instituto Português de Fotografia, Porto, PT
2016–17 Museu do Douro, Peso da Régua, PT

Collective Projects

2015 Co-founder of PT based artist collective COLECTIVO.


2014 Fundação Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT