Artists
Exhibitions
Fairs
Publications
Contacts
News
Christian Andersson / Juan Araujo / John Baldessari / Adriana Barreto / Robert Barry / Michael Biberstein / Angela Bulloch / André Cepeda / Filipa César / Luis Paulo Costa / Tatjana Doll / João Paulo Feliciano / Sabine Hornig / Lucia Laguna / José Loureiro / João Louro / Edgar Martins / Jonathan Monk / Matt Mullican / João Onofre / Diogo Pimentão / Rosângela Rennó / Julião Sarmento / Rui Toscano / Lawrence Weiner / Erwin Wurm / Yonamine
Edgar Martins
Born in Évora, Portugal, in 1977.
Lives and works in the UK.


EDUCATION

1996

Philosohphy & Humanities, Liceu de Macau

1997

BA (Hons) Photography, University of the Arts, London

2000

MA Photography and Fine Arts, Royal College of Art, London
Selected Solo Exhibitions


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes, Centro
de Arte José de Guimarães, Guimarães (Portugal)
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes, Cristina
Guerra Contemporary Art Lisbon
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes, Museu
da Electricidade, Lisbon
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes, Open
Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2015
The Wayward Line, Chatêau Gruyères, part of the Alt+1000 Festival,
Switzerland
The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite, The Wolverhampton Art
Gallery (Wolverhampton, UK)
The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite,
Centro Cultural Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro)

2014
The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite,
Sala da Cidade, Museu Municipal de Coimbra (an initiative by the
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Coimbra and The Calouste
Gulbenkian Foundation) (Coimbra)
The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite,
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Modern Art Centre (Lisbon)
The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite,
The Wapping Project Bankside (London)
The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite,
Galerie Melanie Rio (Nantes)

2013
The Time Machine (touring show), Galeria Fundação EDP (Porto,
Portugal)
This is not a House (touring show), Gallery of Photography, Dublin
(Ireland)
The Time Machine (touring show), Ffotogallery, Penarth (Wales)
The Time Machine, Photofusion (London)
The Time Machine (touring show), Pátio da Inquisição / Fundação
Eugénio Almeida, Évora (Portugal)
Ruins, the logic of facts and the logic of fictions, Laura Marsiaj Arte
Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro)


2012
The Time Machine, Centre de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais,
Bragança (Portugal)
This is not a House (touring show), The Wapping Project Bankside,
London (UK)
This is not a House (touring show), The Wapping Project, London (UK)
This is not a House, MouraMarsiaj Arte Contemporânea (S. Paulo)
The Time Machine, Melanie Rio Gallery

2011
The Time Machine, Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo
The Time Machine, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon
The Time Machine, The Wapping Project Bankside, London
A Metaphysical Survey of British Dwellings, Galerie Melanie Rio
This is not a House (touring show), The New Art Gallery Walsall,
Walsall (UK)
This is not a House (touring show), Camera16, Milan

2010
This is not a House, The Photographers’ Gallery (PSG), London
A Metaphysical Survey of British Dwellings, HS Gallery, London
Reluctant Monoliths, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
The Wayward Line, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,
Paris

2009
Topologies, Orient Foundation Museum, Lisbon
Reluctant Monoliths, Galerie Melanie Rio, Nantes, France
When Light Casts no Shadow, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon
The Accidental Theorist, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
When Light Casts no Shadow, Porta 33 , Madeira
When Light Casts no Shadow, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin

2008
When Light Casts no Shadow, Galerie Melanie Rio, Nantes, France
Topologies, La Caja Negra, Madrid
Topologies, Laura Marsiaj, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Topologies, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

2007
Aproximações, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon
The Diminishing Present, BCA Gallery, Bedford, England
The Diminishing Present, Visual Arts Centre, Coimbra, Portugal

2006
The Diminishing Present, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York
The Diminishing Present, La Caja Negra, Madrid
The Rehearsal of Space, The Photographer’s Gallery (PSG), London
The Accidental Theorist, Galeria Graça Brandão, Oporto, Portugal

2005
The Diminishing Present, Photofusion, London

2004
The Rehearsal of Space, Macau Art Museum, Macau, China
Black Holes and Other Inconsistencies, Cadeia da Relação
(Portuguese Centre of Photography), Oporto, Portugal


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2016
Dubai Photo 2016
Linhas de Diálogo, Works from the collections of Fundación Coca-Cola
and Novo Banco, Espaço Novo Banco
From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO, curated by Carlotta Scarpa,
MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (Italy)

2015
Alt+1000 Festival, Switzerland
Everywhere is the same sky – A perspective on landscape from the
collection of Norlinda and José Lima, Centro de Cultura
Contemporânea de Castelo Branco, Portugal

2014
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber, Museu AfroBrasilerio,
S. Paulo
Grid Festival, Art’Otel, Amsterdam
Landscape, Galerie Melanie Rio, Nantes

2013
Landmark: Fields of Photography, Sommerset House, London
Heuristic Shinonome, Shinonome Photo Festival 2013, Tolot, Japan

2012
Intersections,Weizmann Istitute, Rehovot (Israel)
Square Up, Espozsizione di fotografia contemporanea, Atelier dell'Arco
Amoroso, Ancona, Piazza del Plebiscito, Acona , Italy (curated by:
Daniele De Luigi and promoted by Associazione white.fish.tank)
FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale di Roma, MACRO – Museum
of Contemporary Art, Rome (Italy)
A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall
something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows
down, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Edition IV Group Show, The Wapping Project Bankside, London
Paisagem Humana # 15, BES Arte & Finança, Lisbon
Arte Portuguesa do Séc. XX 1850-2010, MNAC, Museu do Chiado,
Lisbon
Dead Cities, Galerie Melanie Rio, Nantes
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber, Museu de Arte
Moderna de Brazília
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber, S. Paulo Museu
Afro-Brasil
The Near and the Elsewhere , PM Gallery & House (London), also
featuring Frances Alÿs, Sarah Beddington, Edward Burtynsky, James
Casebere, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Peter Piller
and Rachel Whiteread.
‘Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World’ , Laumeier Sculpture
Park, St. Louis (USA)
Concurso Purification Garcia 2012, Círculo de Belas Artes, Madrid
Concurso Purification Garcia 2012, Sala de Expsoições da Biblioteca
Central de Cantabria, Santander (Spain)
Concurso Purification Garcia 2012, DA2 Salamanca (Spain)
Concurso Purification Garcia 2012, Museu de Pontevedra (Spain)
Concurso Purification Garcia 2012, Centro Cultural Deputación
Ourense (Spain)

2011
International Photography Festival, Bursa (Turkey)
Infinite Balance, Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) San Diego
Migration & Nomadic Living, Backlight Festival, Tampere Kunsthalle
The 54th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, Memory &
Mobility, Macau, China Pavilion
Something That I’ll Never Really See, Contemporary Phot. From the
V&A, Salar Jung Museum (Hyderabad, India)
Da Cartografia do Poder aos Itinerários do Saber , Museu da Ciência
da Universidade de Coimbra (a FCTUC & Museu Nacional -
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro co-production. This exhibition
will also be presented at Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro.)
The Burrow, SIAKOS.HANAPPE House of Art, Athens

2010
Détournement, Galerie Melanie Rio, Nantes
Abrstraction, Château d'Eau, Toulouse
Aperture Presents, Boutique Montblanc, Paris
Impresiones Y Comentários: Fotografia Contemporánea Portuguesa,
Sala Parpaló, Valência
Impresiones Y Comentários: Fotografia Contemporánea Portuguesa,
Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona
Da Outra Margem do Atlântico: alguns exemplos de videoarte e
fotografia portuguesa, Centro de arte Hélio Oiticica
Something That I’ll Never Really See, Contemporary Phot. From the
V&A, BHAU Daji Lad Museum (Mumbai)
A Culpa não é minha (obras da colecção António Cachola), Centro Cultural
de Belém, Lisbon
15 min exhibition, Paraty em Foco, Paraty (Brazil)
15 min exhibition, Ateliê da Imagem Espaço Cultural, Rio de Janeiro
Da Outra Margem do Atlântico –alguns exemplos de videoarte e fotografia
portuguesa, Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro
Des lendemaisn qui chantent, Galerie Melanie Rio, Nantes
What Lies Beneath, Swedish Embassy, Washington, Foto DC Week
Prix Pictet Show, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki
Prix Pictet Show, The Empty Quarter, Dubai
Prix Pictet Show, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven
Jogo de Espelhos, Museu de Arte Comtemporânea de Elvas, Elvas

2009
Lá Fora, Portuguese Artists, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon
BES Award Berardo Museum (Belém Cultural Centre), Lisbon
Format Festival, Derby
International Photography Festival, Lodz, Poland
Opções e Futuros, PLMJ Collection, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
Estuaire, Nantes Art Biennial 2009
NYPHA, Invitational Pavilion, Tobacco Warehouse, New York
Scope Basel, The New Empire, Contemporary Chinese Photography, Miami
Paisagem, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra
Entre o Céu e o Mar, organized by Centro de Artes Visuais
for Centro Cultural de Lagos in the context of 'Art Algarve 2009'
Prix Pictet Award, Passage de Retz, Paris

2008
Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
Terry O’Neil Award, Fulham Palace, London
ING Real Photography Award, Las Palmas Museum, Rotterdam
Opções e Futuros, PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon
Linha do Horizonte, Centro Cultural da Caixa Económica Federal, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil
Contemporary Portuguese Photography, Museu da Presidência da
República, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
That Was Then… This is Now, P.S. 1, MoMA, New York
Immoral Facts & Fables, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin

2007
On the Wall: Aperture Magazine ’05-’06, Aperture Gallery, New York
Migratory Phenomena: Photography and Video + Film Cycle, Economic
and Social European Committee, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Alentejo Elementar, Galeria Municipal de São Sebastião, Portalegre;
(this show toured other Portuguese Museums)
Constelações Afectivas, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, Portugal
Selections from the Permanent Photography Collection, Victoria and
Albert Museum, London

2005

Represented, The Photographer’s Gallery (Print Sales Gallery), London
Newly Commissioned Work Coimbra Visual Arts Centre, Portugal
Extensão do Ohar, Coimbra Visual Arts Centre, Portugal

2004
The Jerwood Photography Awards Winners Exhibition 2003, Jerwood
Space London (this show toured other UK galleries)


PUBLICATIONS

2016
Strange Fruit: Siloquies and Soliloquies on the Inevitability of Death
and Life, The Moth House, Bedford

2015
0:00.00, The Moth House, Bedford
Crude Metaphors: A Dark Sky, Hot Shoe, London

2014
Art and Ecology Now (edited by Andrew Brown), Thames & Hudson,
London
Landmark: the Fields of Photography (curated by William Ewing),
Thames & Hudson, London
Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography
(edited by Jesse Alexander, Bloomsbury, London
The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Futility to Manage the Infinite, La
Fabrica / The Moth House

2013
Collector’s Edition (edited by Stuart Trolley), Thames & Hudson,
London

2012
The Time Machine (Ltd. Edition), The Moth House/EDP Foundation
This is not a Hose (Ltd. Edition), Dewi Lewis
Vu Par David Lynch, Paris Photo/Steidl
Audible Silnece, in Exploring the Senses: Beyond the Frame, The trout
Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania,

2011
The Time Machine, The Moth House/EDP Foundation
This is not a Hose, Dewi Lewis
On the surface: public space and architectural images in debate
(curated by Pedro Leão & Pedro Bandeira) FAUP/EUAM, Porto
The 54th International Venice Bennienale Exhibition, Macau Museum of
Art, Macau/Macao (China/Chine)
The 54th International Venice Bennienale Exhibition, La Biennale,
Venice/Venise
Nomadic Living and Migration, Backlight Festival of Photography 2011,
Tampere (Finland)

2010
The Wayward Line, Centre Culturel Caloust Gulbenkian

2009
When Light Casts no Shadow, Dewi Lewis
BES Photo Award, Berardo Museum
‘Future Images’, guide to top 100 contemporary artists –
published by 24ore Motta Cultura and curated by Raul Cresci & Radu Stern
Sotheby’s Guide to collecting Photography –
published by Thames & Hudson and written by Jocelyn Phillips
Peter D. Osborne ‘The Unreachable Landscape: Some Themes in
Photography in England from 1990 to 2007’ in Cahier Fotografie nr. 2,
09, Belgium
Prix Pictet: Earth, teNeues
BES Photo Award 2008, Museu Berardo, Lisbonne / Lisbon
Flash Forward ‘09, Magenta Foundation
2008
Edgar Martins: Topologies, Aperture
Topologies, Centro de Artes Visuais
Fomat Festival 2008, QUAD
Flash Forward ‘08, Magenta Foundation, Toronto
Anamnese: The Book, Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Porto
Linha do Horizonte: o motivo da paisagem na arte portuguesa
contemporânea, Caixa Económica Cultural do Rio de Janeiro

2006
The Diminishing Present, The Moth House
Approaches, ANA

2003
Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies, The Moth House
Selected Awards

2013
New York Photography Awards Finalist, Fine Art Category, 2013

2012
Brigton Photo Biennale and Photobook Show 2012

2011
Selected for AI-AP
Finalist in Voies off 2011
Winning Entry Pro Photographer Awards 2010
2010 Artist Level Runners-Up: Photography Contest, Forward Thinking
Museum

2010
Winner International photography Awards, Fine Art Abstract Category
Finalist LICC
Selected for AP+AI Annual, USA

2009
Second Prize for SONY World Photography Awards
Winner BES Photo Award
Finalist Prix Pictet Award

2008
Selected for ING Real Photography Award
AOP Awards, Winner, Contemporary Landscape & Cityscape
Semi-finalist in the Hasselblad Photography Masters
New York Photography Awards, Winner, Fine Art Category
Shortlisted for Arles and Photo Espanã Book Awards
Second Prize for Terry O Neil Award
Selected for the Format Festival 2009
Awarded National Media Museum Bursary

2007
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers Competition, Winner,
UK Category, Toronto, Canada
Awarded Arts Council Grants for Arts

2004

Infinity Awards, Finalist, Young Photographers Category

2003

RCA Society and Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize for ‘Black Holes &
Other Inconsistencies’
The Jerwood Photography Awards, Winner


COLLECTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
National Media Museum, Bradford
The Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Ilídio Pinho Foundation, Portugal
MACE (Contemporary Art Museum), Elvas, Portugal
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
Fundação EDP, Portugal
Fundation Carminac, France
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
CAV (Centro de Artes Visuais), Coimbra
BESArt, Portugal

Work Exhibitions Curriculum
Edgar Martins
Restricted Area