Miguel Cipriano, Portugal / Belgium
Miguel Cipriano is a portuguese photographer. He holds an MFA in photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and a BA in cinema from the Lisbon Theater and Film School. He was a researcher on the project and book New and Old Trends in Contemporary Portuguese Cinema, to which he contributed with several essays. In Antwerp, he developed the concept of fluid photograph in the thesis Towards a poetics of the fluid photograph: the case of Torbjørn Rødland, and later integrated the research project The Unruly Apparatus on the intersection between photography and sculpture. This project, and the resulting group exhibition with the same name, put the researchers’ artistic work in dialogue with that of several contemporary artists. Miguel's photographic work, which deals with the transformation of the private sphere in an increasingly technological world, has been exhibited in Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands.