MIGUEL PALMA (1964, Lisbon) lives and works in Lisbon and exhibits regularly since the late 80s.
With a strong appeal to sculpture, the artistic background of Miguel Palma followed the direction of multimedia installations, using non-traditional methods of production and working regularly within a team of carpenters, mechanics, engineers and biologists, oriented towards an hybrid area and linked with the industrial production of the 20th century.
Palma's work often addresses how technology has influenced the life of modern man, its relationship with the environment, the idea of human comfort or even the idea of power. In parallel to the construction of large and medium scale installations, the artist often resorts to drawing and the construction of miniatures of his projects. In addition, the artist also produces video, artist books and performances.
Of special note among his solo shows are: Desconforto Moderno, curated by Miguel Von Hafe Perez at CGAC, Spain (2013); Trajectory, curated by Greg Esser at ASU Art Museum, USA (2012); Assembly Line, curated by Isabel Carlos at CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2011); Miguel Palma: COMMA 01, curated by Graham Gussin and Sacha Craddock at Bloomberg Space, London, U.K. (2009); Miguel Palma / O Mundo às Avessas, curated by Miguel Wandschneider at Culturgest, Lisbon (2007); Miguel Palma, at Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Oporto (2000); Traject, at Centre de Création Contemporaine, France (1997).
Of special note among his group shows are: Air Print, curated by Luísa Santos for the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, (2012); In Image We Trust, curated by Joel Slayton for the Zer01 Biennial, San Jose, USA. (2010); Rescue Games, curated by Dan Cameron for the Prospect.1 Biennial, New Orleans, USA (2008); O Espaço como Projecto / O Espaço como Realidade, XXVI Bienal de Arte de Pontevedra, Spain (2000); Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Australia (1999).
Since 2007, Miguel Palma has been an artist in residence at different venues such as Location One (New York, U.S.A.), Headlands - Center for Arts (California, U.S.A.), Château de Servières (Marseille, France), Desert Initiative art residency (Phoenix, U.S.A.), ISCP Residency Program (New York, U.S.A.), 18th Street Arts Center (Los Angeles, U.S.A.) among others.
The artist is also represented in several collections in Portugal and abroad,such as: FRAC Centre, France; Centre de Création Contemporain, France; Collection Institut D'Art Contemporain Rhônes-Alpes, France; Centre National D'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, France; ASU Art Museum Art Collection, USA; Phoenix Art Museum (PAM), U.S.A.; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal; Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Portugal; Fundação de Serralves, Portugal; Colecção Berardo, Portugal; Instituto das Artes, Portugal; Fundação PLMJ, Portugal; Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Portugal; Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea, Spain; Fundación ARCO, Spain; Colección Navacerrada, Spain; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark.