Miguel Peres dos Santos

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mediakunstenaar, Videokunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Miguel Peres Dos Santos (°1976, Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By emphasising aesthetics, Peres Dos Santos reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history. His artworks sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life. His works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By using an ever-growing archive of found documents to create autonomous artworks, his works references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system. His works are an investigation of concepts such as authenticity and objectivity by using an encyclopaedic approach and quasi-scientific precision and by referencing documentaries, ‘fact-fiction’ and popular scientific equivalents. Miguel Peres Dos Santos currently lives and works in The Hague.

Werk

The Mourning of the Sea
Titel The Mourning of the Sea
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Video still
Techniek 16:9 4K HD Video
Formaat
The Mourning of the Sea
Titel The Mourning of the Sea
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Video still
Techniek 16:9 4K HD Video
Formaat
The Mourning of the Sea
Titel The Mourning of the Sea
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Video still
Techniek 16:9 4K HD Video
Formaat
Voices
Titel Voices
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Video still
Techniek 4:3 HD Video
Formaat
Voices
Titel Voices
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Video still
Techniek 4:3 HD Video
Formaat
Voices
Titel Voices
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Video still
Techniek 4:3 HD Video
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Miguel Peres Dos Santos (°1976, Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By emphasising aesthetics, Peres Dos Santos reflects on the closely related subjects of archive and memory. This often results in an examination of both the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question whether anecdotes ‘fictionalise’ history. His artworks sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life. His works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By using an ever-growing archive of found documents to create autonomous artworks, his works references post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system. His works are an investigation of concepts such as authenticity and objectivity by using an encyclopaedic approach and quasi-scientific precision and by referencing documentaries, ‘fact-fiction’ and popular scientific equivalents. Miguel Peres Dos Santos currently lives and works in The Hague.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters ML
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.mperesdossantos.wordpress.com/abo

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten MA Artistic Research 2010/2012 J
Zwolle, CABK/ARTEZ Academie voor Beeldende Kunst BA Beeldende Kunst 2000/2003

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy and Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands My Practise, My Politics, Curated by Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska GROEP
2017 Argos - Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium COM nu TIES seuils/drempels/thresholds, curated by Ive Stevenheydens & Maïté Vissault GROEP
2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands Screening SOLO
2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands Four screenings and Q&A SOLO
2016 Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, France and Berlin, Germany Screenings and Q&A in Paris and Berlin GROEP
2016 Visite, Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium Screening and Q&A
2015 Castrum Peligrini, Amsterdam, The Netherlands “Exclude/Include” curated by Vincent van Velsen GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2012 Het Nutshuis Normen en Waarden Hoogtij
2008 Zw/\rt festival L'Orfeo Deelname aan het Zw/\rt festival

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2012 Royal Academy for the Arts

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2007 Waterschapsbank De Handrik, The Netherlands Sculpture in public space J
2005 Saxion Hogescholen Deventer, The Netherlands Painting J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2015 Argos Art Center - Video Colection Brussels, Belgium Video Colection, conservation and promotion

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2003 Overijssel Provence Junior Art Prize

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Beleidsmedewerker Innovatie en Kwaliteit, Stichting Focus, Zwolle, The Netherlands 2012 2018
Coordinator project Focus op Kunst, Stichting Focus, Zwolle, The Netherlands 2008 2012
Member of the Venture Council of Markant, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands 2007 2008
Chairman Foundation DOAS, Zwolle, The Netherlands 2004 2006