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Photographers / Fernando Marante

Fernando Marante (1973) lives and works in Lisbon and is a visual artist whose experimental work explores the representation attribute of photography.

He has shown his work at art fairs (Art Toronto, JustLx, Drawing Room Lisboa) and in art festivals (Bienal de Cerveira, Bienal de Vila Franca de Xira) and was a finalist in Carpe Diem Award and in the Descubrimientos section at PHotoEspaña 2019. He’s one of the laureates of Carte Blanche Étudiants section of Paris Photo 2019 and is in the official selection of Boutographies - Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier 2020.

Since April 2019 he’s represented by Módulo Gallery, in Lisbon, where in September of that year he organized an individual exhibition.

His work start from the assumption that there is no such thing as an abstract photograph, because every single one has a direct connection to its referent on the physical world. His body of work elaborates on the visual game of identification between the images and the expectations one has about them. These hypothesis-images, an accumulation of movement and duration, synthesized by the mechanical eye of the photographic camera, exist only as a theoretical possibility in the world of objects.

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