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"The Island" by Mónica de Miranda on display at a museum in Finland

The project “The Island”, by the artist Mónica de Miranda, “which contemplates the complex experiences of Afrodiasporic lives and the European colonial past”, will be on display at the Art Museum of Turku, in Finland, from Friday.


According to information available on the museum's official website, "The Island" ("The Island", in Portuguese), "blending reality and fiction, explores a long trajectory of black presences in Portugal, bringing together intertwined narratives - based on the African liberation movements, migratory experiences and identity formations through a black feminist lens".

In this project, using video and photography, Mónica de Miranda "deploys the metaphor of the island as a utopian place of isolation, refuge and escape: a space for collective imaginations, which speak to new and old freedoms".

The artist, "anchored in cultural affinities and ecofeminism, considers the soil an organic repository of time and memory, where ancestral and ecological trauma, linked to colonial excavations, continues to manifest itself".

The museum adds that "The Island" "instigates the development of a more conscious relationship between bodies, the past and the lands that are inhabited – and everything they keep – towards possible regenerative futures".

The project, which includes a film and a series of photographs, is curated by London art gallery Autograph, and supported by Arts Council England.

"The Island" will be on display at the Turku Museum of Art from February 3rd to March 26th.

Mónica de Miranda, who was born in Porto in 1976, is a Portuguese artist of Angolan origin, who lives and works between Lisbon and Luanda.

Using drawing, installation, photography, video and sound, Mónica de Miranda's work is based on themes of urban archeology and personal geography.

Co-founder of Hangar (Centre for Artistic Research), in Lisbon, Mónica de Miranda was nominated in 2019 for the EDP Novos Artistas Award, and in 2014 for the Novo Banco de Fotografia Award.

Mónica de Miranda's work is represented in various collections, both public and private, including, in addition to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nesr Art Foundation and Lisbon Municipal Archive.

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