Miriam Faria

Miriam Faria was born in Évora in 1973, but moved to Lisbon to study Visual Arts/Painting at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, completing her degree in 1996. There she began to develop an interest in engraving and under the Erasmus program she attended a Printmaking and Photo Media course at Norwich School of Art and Design, in the UK. She also had the opportunity to participate in engraving workshops with Professor Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos, at Casa das Artes in Tavira. She taught Visual Arts for 1 year at ESTGAD – ESTGAD – Escola de Tecnologia e Gestão, Arte e Design das Caldas da Rainha - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal. In 1998 she moved to the Netherlands to study Scenography, completing her Master’s in Scenography at the Hogeschool voor Kunsten Utreth/ Faculteit Theater, Utrecht, in a partnership with Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. This opportunity took her to the Czech Republic on a 3-month exchange at DAMU- Theatre Faculty Prague, Czech Republic, specifically directed towards Scenography for Opera. An experience that would later lead her to build a bridge with the engravings from the series “Viagem à Lua”. She developed personal artistic projects in the areas of Engraving and held individual exhibitions, among which we highlight: “Caixa Negra” in 2005/06 and “Viagem à Lua” in 2004 at Galeria das Salgadeiras, Lisbon, Portugal; “Na Mesici”, 2003 at the Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal and in 2001 at Galeria Água-Forte, Lisbon Portugal. She also participated in several group exhibitions which in Portugal are worthy of note: “Que dia é hoje?” at the Centro Cultural Malaposta, in 2020. Bienal Internacional de Gravura de Évora, Gravura no Fórum Cultural Vila Nova de Cerveira – at Museu da Bienal, Bienal Internacional de Gravura de Alijó, Douro, Parcour d'Art, Avignon, France. She collaborated with the puppet theatre company “A Tarumba”, as a performer taking part in the show “Mironescópio –A Máquina do Amor” and with FIMFA (International Festival of Puppets and Animated Forms) in the translation and subtitling of content. She was an illustrator for the magazine Rotas e Destinos and for several textbooks by Texto Editora. She was an Illustrator and Set Designer for the children's television series “A Ilha das Cores” (RTP / Zeppelim Filmes) 1st and 2nd seasons. She did the Scenography and Costume Design for the play “Solilóquio” written and staged by João Ferreira, “Clube Português de Artes e Ideias” / “Lugar Comum Fábrica da Pólvora”, Barcarena. She was part of the scenography team of 3 shows of the Núcleo de Criação Teatral da (ESMAE), an integrated project at Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture, Portugal. Since 2020 she has also been working as a freelancer in the field of Film Exhibition and in organizing cultural events and national and international film festivals, having held several positions during this period in Portugal and the United Kingdom. Since 2013, she has been living between Portugal and the UK. She considers herself a citizen of the world. Her works reflect her path and a multi-faceted approach.