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Miguel Rio Branco

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 1946 – lives in Araras, Brazil

Obra Entre os olhos o deserto, 1997, de Miguel Rio Branco. Acervo de arte contemporânea Inhotim
Miguel Rio Branco, Entre os olhos o deserto, 1997, [detail]. Photo: Pedro Motta

Miguel Rio Branco studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography (USA), in 1966. His production is placed at the borders of art, photography, and cinema. From 1970 to 1972, in parallel to his work as a photographer and director of experimental movies in New York, he developed an authorial photographic research, putting together a documentary aspect with a strong poetic charge in scenes of violence and sensuality, specially marked by the dramatic use of color.

In his installations, he displays photographic projections along with newspaper clipping, pieces of glass or fabric patches. Among his main exhibitions are Nada levarei quando morrer, at MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo (2017), and Gritos surdos, at Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2014). He also participated in the São Paulo Bienal and Mercosur Biennial.

Galeria Miguel Rio Branco Inhotim
Galeria Miguel Rio Branco, Arquitetos Associados, 2010. Photo: Marcelo Coelho

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