Mauro Pinto | Mozambique

BIO

Mauro Pinto was born 1974, Mozambique and currently lives and works in Maputo, Mozambique

Mauro Pinto is considered one of the most recognized contemporary photographers of Mozambique.
Through his lens, Mauro is celebrating the everyday world that surrounds him. His shots represent the ways of life of his country of origin and its people, both in the countryside and the city. For the body of works “the milieu” he’s entering people’s lives to document and show to the world the complex and tough life of this social class. In his shots, he is able to represent people’s lives and their feelings through the places and objects of the people he wants to describe. Through skillful use of light and space, his shots are full of social and emotional tension able to involves the viewer and bring it into the scene.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Selected solo exhibitions

2015
Dá licença / Excuse me, Palácio Cadaval, Evora, Portugal

2011
Maputo – Luanda – Lubumbashi, Influx Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Mauro Pinto, a State matter, Rua D’arte Bar, Maputo, Mozambique

2007
Inside/Outside, La Halle de l’Etoile, Lumumbashi, Congo

2005
Ports of convergence, French-Mozambican Cultural Centre, Maputo, Mozambique

2004
Woman-Mother, French-Mozambican Cultural Centre, Maputo, Mozambique

2003
Simply children, Fortaleza, Maputo, Mozambique

2001
Weapons into art, Commonwealth Pavillion, Sydney, Australia

Selected group exhibitions

2021
PhotoBasel 2021, Volkshaus Basel, Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

2019
The Past, the Present and The in Between, Curated by Lidija K. Khachatourian, La Biennale di Venenezia, Venice, Italy

2018
African Passions, Palais Cadaval, Evora, Portugal

2015
1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair, Afronova, Somerset House, London, UK

As Margens dos Mares, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

2014
1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair, Afronova, Somerset House, London, UK

Cata-ventos, gallery 111, Lisbon, Portugal

2013
Present Tense, Photography from Southern Africa, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Next Future Gulbenkian Program, Lisbon, Portugal

2012
Cheveux Chéris. Frivolités et Trophées, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2011
Idioma Comum, PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
El oja salvaje, Museo del Barro, Asuncion, Paraguay

Ocupações Temporárias, Maputo, Mozambique

FNB Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

2009 – 2011
Maputo: a tale of one city, IKM gallery, Oslo, Norway – National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2009
Ex nugis seria d’Afrique et d’ailleurs…, Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne, France

2008
Ricardo Rangel and Mauro Pinto, two man show, Afronova, Johannesburg, South Africa

Pollution… , University of Architecture, Maputo, Mozambique

2006
Look ahead, Camões Institute, Maputo, Mozambique

Expo contemporary art 06, National Museum of Art, Maputo, Mozambique

Photo Festa, To Matola, Chissano Gallery, Maputo, Mozambique

Replica and Rebellion, National Museum of Art, Maputo, Mozambique

To Matola, Espace Saint-Ouen, Paris, France

2005
Indian Ocean Workshop of Photography, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa

World Social Forum, Contemporary Art Museum, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2004
Africa-Brazil, Parliament, Brasilia, Brazil

International Encounters of Photography, Arles, France

2003
Saudade, de l’Espoir/Esperenza, St-Benoît, Reunion Island

2002
21 years of photography, Mozambican Association of Photography, Maputo, Mozambique

Photo Festa, Brazilian Centre, Maputo, Mozambique

2000
Weapons into art, itinerant exhibition, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Canada

Funga banga, Maputo, Mozambique

2009
Thessaloniki Biennale, Salonica, Greece

2003

African Encounters of Photography, Bamako, Mali

ARTWORKS

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