Mariana works mainly with photography and video, questioning the media and subverting reality. In the artist’s view, landscape is an entity which is transformed by our presence and which, in turn, transforms us. Mariana observes and records the daily rituals performed by people in natural environments which are developed within the urban habitat, and draws out of these situations possibilities of existing narratives.

Mariana studied Fine Arts at AR.CO. and Photography Studies at AR.CO-Art and Communication Center, Lisbon. She has exhibited in Portugal, Europe and the US. In Spring 2005, her work was presented at Location One. Previous exhibitions include: Egon Schiele Arts Center, Krumlov, Czech Republic (2004); Galeria Promontorio, Lisbon (2004). In 2003, she participated in “Lisbonne-Lisboa”, La Villette, Paris.

Projects and Exhibitions at Location One:
The Last Conflict Photography and Video :: Residents’ Exhibition Winter 2005-2006
Landscape Within Video and C-print :: Residents’ Exhibition Spring 2005

Video Interview with Dr William Jeffett Curator of Exhibitions, Salvador Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida.


Mariana’s residency at Location One is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and
the Luso-American Development Foundation.