As an artist the methodology I use is the one of the architect, meaning I have to respond to the context, by not acting on a subject before understanding it. It means that to have a responsible knowledge before acting, I need to respond to the context in which I'm also a part of.
Graduated in architecture in 2013 and Master in photography in 2021, I’m interested in themes as architecture and territory. Besides studying the autobiographical context of a territory, I find in photography the tool for signification, through the palimpsest of places that are familiar to me.
The work developed revolves around a set of circumstances, social, external or organic, moving through different themes and stories that I want to tell around a certain subject, it is not defined by a specific aesthetic or form. Concepts like melancholy, memory, place, identity and colonialism are the main themes around my body of work.
→ Upcoming exhibition "Beyond solid ground" at Novi Sad, Serbia, november 2022
→ Seminar "Narrative and Territory" at Casa da Cerca, Almada, during Trienal de Arquitetura de Lisboa - october 2022
→ Article "On Memory and Post-Truth: Through the Family Album" at JSTA - Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts
→ Exhibition "Beyond solid ground" at Encontros da Imagem, Braga, september - october 2022
→ Collaboration on the book "Corpo Periférico" by Welket Bungué
→ Exhibition Review "Silêncio da Terra: Narrativa, arquivo e história" on Aniki 9.2 (2022) - revista portuguesa da imagem em movimento
→ Exhibition “Nos Txon” at Galeria Imago, Lisbon, april 2022
All images © Marta Pinto Machado