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Carla Cabanas was born in Lisbon in 1979. Her work revolves around the methodologies of stretching the defined borders of the photography medium while dwelling on the issues of collective and cultural memory. She has presented her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions including MAAT-Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Lisbon; Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon; Centre D'art Contemporain, Meymac, France;  Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Ribeira Grande, Açores; Aa Collections Gallery, Vienna; Biennale de l’Image Tangible, Paris; Grimmmuseum, Berlin; City Museum, Lisbon; Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora; Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon; Lisbon Municipal Photographic Archive, Lisbon; 7ª Biennial São Tomé e Príncipe; National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon; Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid and CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

In 2012, she received an Honourable Mention in the Purificacion Garcia Photography Prize and 3rd place in the Ariane de Rothschild Painting Prize, 2005. In 2010, she was an intern in Antwerp with a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture.

She also attended artistic residencies in Austria, Germany, São Tomé and Príncipe and several in Portugal.

Work by the artist is held in prominent collections, including the National Gallery of Art Washington, DC; Luso-American Development Foundation; LPS Collection, Colección Kells, Santander; PLMJ Foundation Collection; Novo Banco Art Collection; Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe; Lisbon City Hall; MAAT and other private collections.

“Pinnacle Grouse” (Imaginary Beings - The Bestiary series), 2023
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, gold leaf (imitation), rotating motor, magnets.
93x45x40cm.

Seres Imaginários - ouro, 2022
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on inkjet print, 15 x 22,9 cm
Seres Imaginários - ouro, 2022
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on inkjet print, 15 x 22,9 cm
Seres Imaginários - ouro, 2022
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on inkjet print, 15 x 22,9 cm
Seres Imaginários - ouro, 2022
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on inkjet print, 15 x 22,9 cm
Seres Imaginários - ouro, 2022
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on inkjet print, 15 x 22,9 cm
Seres Imaginários - ouro, 2022
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on inkjet print, 15 x 22,9 cm
I don't trust myself when I'm sleeping II - It was the wrong plan, 2021
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on color photographs
48,8 x 44 cm
I don't trust myself when I'm sleeping II - Our lips are sealed, 2021
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on color photographs
48,8 x 44 cm

I don't trust myself when I'm sleeping II - You haven't been lucky at all, 2021

Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on color photographs
70 x 60 cm
I don't trust myself when I'm sleeping II - Don't do this!, 2021
Intervention and gold leaf (22K) on color photographs
60 x 70 cm
The Mechanics of Absence II, 2017
Installation with synchronised 35mm slide projection, 7 projections, Copper e Tulle. Dimensions variable
The Mechanics of Absence II, 2017
Installation with synchronised 35mm slide projection, 7 projections, Copper e Tulle. Dimensions variable

The Mechanics of Absence II, 2017
Installation with synchronised 35mm slide projection, 7 projections, Copper e Tulle. Dimensions variable
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm

Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm

Eclipse, 2017-2018.
Lambda print, light box, metal, 30 x 45 x 14 cm
What remains of what it was – Unknown Album, 2012
Intervention on inkjet print, 110 x 90 cm
What remains of what it was – Unknown Album, 2012
Intervention on inkjet print, 110 x 110 cm
What remains of what it was – Unknown Album, 2012
Intervention on inkjet print, 110 x 110 cm
What remains of what it was – Unknown Album, 2012
Intervention on inkjet print, 110 x 110 cm
Palavra Arquivada - Ericeira, 2014
Laser cutting on inkjet print, variable sizes
Palavra Arquivada - Monsaraz, 2014
Laser cutting on inkjet print, variable sizes
Palavra Arquivada - Rosanna Motiv, 2014
Laser cutting on inkjet print, variable sizes
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