Mário Macilau

MOZAMBIQUE

Artista en Residencia

KIOSKO PROJECT
 
Mário Macilau started his journey as photographer in 2003 and engaged to professional level when he traded his mother’s cell phone for his first camera in 2007. His photography artwork focuses on political, social and cultural issues, linked to the radical transformations of the humans in time and space.  inIn his photography, he deals with the complex reality of human labor and the environmental conditions evolving over the times, using the images he captures as a form of visual confrontation that state a line of reflection to the reality, using as a method of keeping and sharing memories and to provoke emotional feelings and to bring positive influences about the world we’re living.
 
His work has been recognized with awards and featured regularly in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in his home country and abroad and also his work is collected by many art enthusiasts throughout the world, and has been featured in leading art or photography magazines.
 
Macilau is the founder and director of MAFOTO an annual celebration of photography and lens-based art that as well organises several number of events related to photography with a strong focus on emerging photographers and on providing affordable education and scholarships, MAFOTO brings together internationally and national acclaimed photographers, artists, curators and experts in the field of photography and art in general.
 
PROYECTO EN KIOSKO
 
Mário Macilau comenzó como fotógrafo en 2003 y se involucró a nivel profesional cuando cambió el teléfono celular de su madre por su primera cámara en 2007. Su obra de arte fotográfica se centra en cuestiones políticas, sociales y culturales, vinculadas a las transformaciones radicales de los humanos en el tiempo. y espacio. En su fotografía, aborda la compleja realidad del trabajo humano y las condiciones ambientales que evolucionan con el tiempo, utilizando las imágenes que captura como una forma de confrontación visual que establece una línea de reflexión sobre la realidad, utilizando como método de mantenimiento y compartir recuerdos y provocar sentimientos emocionales y traer influencias positivas sobre el mundo en que vivimos.
 
Su trabajo ha sido reconocido con premios y ha aparecido regularmente en numerosas exposiciones individuales y colectivas, tanto en su país de origen como en el extranjero, y también su trabajo es recogido por muchos entusiastas del arte en todo el mundo, y ha aparecido en revistas de arte o fotografía líderes.
 
Macilau es el fundador y director de MAFOTO, una celebración anual de fotografía y arte basado en lentes que también organiza varios eventos relacionados con la fotografía con un fuerte enfoque en los fotógrafos emergentes y en proporcionar educación y becas asequibles, MAFOTO reúne a nivel internacional y nacional aclamados fotógrafos, artistas, curadores y expertos en el campo de la fotografía y el arte en general.
 
Mario Macilau
 
Mário Macilau has completed a number of artistic residencies and his photographs have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in his home country, as well as internationally.
Some of his solo shows include Discovery Show, Fotofestiwal 2015, Łódź, Poland, 2015; The Price of Cement, Gallery Jatad, Houston, Texas, 2014; Fora da Cidade, blank projects, Cape Town, 2014; Living on the Edge, Kuona Art Trust, Nairobi, 2012; and Life goes on, Mediateca do BCI, Maputo, 2010.
Collective exhibitions include Entry Prohibited to Foreigners, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden, 2015; No Fixed Abode, The New Church Museum, Cape Town, 2014; Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2014; NATURA, Paisagem e Natureza, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, 2013; Dak’art Biennial OFF, 2012; and BES Photo, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, among others.