With a professional trajectory marked by works that explore social issues, mainly places that suffer man-made traumas, Alice Miceli is nominated for the Portuguese art prize Paulo Cunha e Silva. Winner of PIPA 2014, Miceli is until July 13 exhibiting “Em profundidade: campos minados” at Villa Aymoré, in Rio de Janeiro.
In the individual, curated by Luiz Camillo Osorio and Gabriela Davies, she exhibits the series “Angola”, “Colombia”, “Cambodia” and “Bosnia”, with images produced on trips that portray the landscape from investigation and research. The intention is to photograph the invisible, which is still a danger and threatens the population.
According to the description of the PCS prize, “as we look at her images, it often seems that someone has already been there. But for some reason their presence was erased. This is how Miceli shows us that absence is a consequence of human intervention, and that erasure is a political situation.”
The Prize has a monetary value of € 25,000 and is intended for international artists under 40 who have not submitted more than one individual exhibition in internationally recognized art spaces. Alice was nominated by a German curator, Ute Meta Bauer. Another 47 artists compete for the award. The final exhibition will be held in June 2020 at the Galeria Municipal de Porto and the winner chosen by the Jury will be announced during the exhibition.