Manuela Marques Biography

Manuela Marques, a photographer, was born in 1959 in Portugal. She lives and works in Paris.Her photographs are fake snapshots: meticulous reconstructions of intimate or introspective moments when there are people, portraits, or bodies moving through space; or long waited for rendezvous with nature, places, some light. Manuela Marques's production is not extensive, but sedimentary. That is why her images are characteristically intense, by making the matter of things the matter of her photograph, through the density of air shown in the dark; or the weight of objects and bodies prone to gravity; or the photographic cliché associated with the emotional cliché of the decorative object–the remnant of the longing for adventure in the conventional china shapes.

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Manuela Marques recently had monographic exhibitions at Musée de la Roche sur Yon, the Musée de Lodève (both 2019), at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon (2017), at Toulouse Château d'Eau (2016), at Circulo de Artes Plasticas in Coimbra (2015), at the Centre Régional de la Photographie, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais (2015), at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris (2014).

Text courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault.

Manuela Marques Featured Artworks

Point de fuite by Manuela Marques contemporary artwork painting, print
Manuela Marques Point de fuite, 2019 Digital print on baryta paper
165 x 110 cm
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Graines 4 by Manuela Marques contemporary artwork painting, painting, print, print
Manuela Marques Graines 4, 2017 Digital print on baryta paper
160 x 106 cm
Galerie Anne Barrault Contact Gallery
Feu 3 by Manuela Marques contemporary artwork painting
Manuela Marques Feu 3, 2021 Print on baryta paper
65 x 43.3 cm
Galerie Anne Barrault Contact Gallery

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