About
16 September 2016

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

EDUCATION

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

AWARDS AND HONORS

2020
HSBC Prix pour la Photographie – Nominee

2019
The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent
MACK First Book Award – Shortlist
Unseen Dummy Award – Shortlist
Fiebre Photobook Award – Shortlist
Encontros da Imagem Photobook Award – Honourable Mention
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward – Winner

2018
British Journal of Photography, Fractured Stories – Shortlist
SOURCE Magazine Graduate Photography – Selected Graduate
Photograd – Selected Graduate

2017
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Scholarship

2015
VSCO Artist Initiative – Grant

2012
Prémio Estação Imagem – Winner (Daily Life)

2009
FNAC Novos Talentos Fotografia – Honourable Mention

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
TPG New Talent Annual Exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
A Glitch in the System, Photovogue, BASE, Milan, Italy
The Buzzer, MACK First Book Award, Photo London, London, UK (book)
The Buzzer, Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen Amsterdam, Netherlands (book)
The Buzzer, Fiebre Photobook Festival, Madrid, Spain (book)

2018
The Buzzer, Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia (screening)
Hiraeth, USW MA Documentary Photography, Truman Brewery, London, UK
A Tension Span, USW MA Documentary Photography, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK
RAVE, Projeto 18 DAI ESMAD, CPF, Porto, Portugal

2017
Common Thinking, Milano Photo Week, Milan, Italy (screening)

2016
Thin Line, Museu Municipal Ourense, Ourense, Spain

2015
Sala de Fiestas, Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, India (screening)
Contemporary Ibero-American Photography, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA
Thin Line, Museu de Arqueologia D. Diogo de Sousa, Braga, Portugal

2014
Der Greif a Process, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany

2013
These Are Young People, Ena Rola Filma, Maribor, Slovenia

2012
Curandeiros, Prémio Estação Imagem, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Curandeiros, Prémio Estação Imagem, CPF, Porto, Portugal

2011
RAVE, Projeto 11 DAI ESMAE, CPF, Porto, Portugal
Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Florence, Italy
Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Torino, Italy

2009
Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Cascais, Portugal
Los Agarradores, FNAC Novos Talentos, Matosinhos, Portugal

FEATURES AND PUBLICATIONS

Youthies Magazine, Behind the Hill, May 2020
MAPS Magazine, Behind the Hill, December 2019
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

RESIDENCIES

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

TEACHING

Photography, Instituto Português de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
Multimedia workshops, Museu do Douro, Peso da Régua, Portugal