Mónica de Miranda was born in 1976 in Porto, Portugal. She currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
Working in photography, mixed media and video, de Miranda deals with themes of geography and identity, expressing quiet visions of personal history and exploring the poetics of belonging. She received her PhD in Visual Art from the University of Middlesex in 2014, having previously completed a Masters in Art and Education at the UCL Institute of Education in London, as well as a BA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts.
A researcher as well as an artist, she is the founder of the Project Hangar at the Centre of Artistic Research in Lisbon, as well as helping to found the Triangle Network, an artistic residency project. In 2016, the artist was nominated for the Novo Banco Photo Prize (Portugal), as well as being shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Photo Award (France).
Solo shows include Panorama, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK (2017), Atlantic – Journey to the centre of the earth, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, Spain (2017), Hotel Globo#2, Espaço Espelho d’Água, Lisbon, Portugal (2016), Arrivals and departures (2016) at the Palácio D. Manuel in Évora, Portugal, Hotel Globo (2015) at the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, Arquipélago(2014) at Galeria Carlos Carvalho , Lisbon, Erosion (2013) at Appleton Square, Lisbon, and An Ocean Between Us (2012) at Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, as well as her 2008 show Novas Geografias, which travelled to 198 Gallery in London, Imagem HF in Amsterdam, and Plataforma Revólver in Lisbon.