Valter Vinagre  |  Febuary 2020

Bio

Born in Avelãs de Caminho (1954), Anadia, Valter Vinagre studied Photography at AR.CO (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual ) in Lisbon, and began his career in the late ‘80s making individual exhibitions and participating in group shows and initiatives.
Initially considered as an author of a documentary style of photography, Valter Vinagre’s work began developing a reflexive approach to the image, creating the dialogues with signifiers associatded with the landscape, journeys and the city.
His most relevant exhibitions have been Bored in the USA presented at Center Emmerico Nunes, in Sines, Carta do Sentir presented at the Museu da Imagem, Braga, Sob a Pele| Under the Skin 1996|2007 at Voyeur Project View at Lisbon, Cá na terra, at Arquivo fotográfico Municipal,Lisboa,Espirito nas Ilhas, at Museu Histórico Nacional,Rio de Janeiro, and Variações para um Fruto ,at Museu Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior, Castelo Branco, ,HUMÚS , Centro Cultural de Cascais “Animais de estimação/Pets” at Centro Cultural Raiano, Idanha-a-Nova e has also participad in the shows such as Topografias da Vinha e do Vinho at Cordoaria Nacional in Lisbon, Uma Extensão do Olhar , at CAV-Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra , My own private pictures|Imagens Privadas at Plataforma Revólver, Lisboa, . Pedras e Rochas, at Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Fragmentos do Prazer, at Centro Cultural Raiano, Idanha-a-Nova Madalena , at Kgaleria, Lisboa,Stigmata, at Sala do Veado, Lisboa , Critério Visivel – 150 Anos de Fotografia Portuguesa, Edifício da Cadeia da Relação, CPF, Porto . O presente:Uma dimensão infinita.BESart Colecção Banco Espírito Santo – Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisboa.Um Diário da República. Fundación António Saura/Casa Zavala. Cuenca.Photoespaña2011.Galéria Slovenskej. Bratislava,Fundação EDP, Porto. “NDT80 “ and “We Are All Made Of Scars” at Mosteiro de Tibães. Also participated in the exhibition “Hospital”, Panóptico do Hospital Miguel Bombarda, Lisboa , Primeira pedra, Paços do Concelho de Matosinhos O Tempo e o Modo, para um retrato da pobreza em Portugal, Pavilhão 31 do Hospital Júlio de Matos, Lisboa.

Project

 

"Jardim das Alminhas" (Garden of Souls)


Jardim das Alminhas is the name (provisional or not) of the project I am developing at the Artistic Residency at Pico do Refúgio.

Thinking about the island from its history and its place in it, took me to the last chapter of the war between liberals and miguelists. A reality that is either forgotten or just hidden.

In this project, historical episodes, the relationship between the missing and the permanent are thought from the landscape and iconographic elements.

Embodying a portrait of collective memory - or what remains of it - is my greatest interest in this new photographic series.

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