Hello everyone! I'm a portuguese visual artist, mostly a passionate collage maker! I've been developing several projects with different media such as old photography, postcards, collage on canvas and animation. I'm stunned by old vintage photography from the XX century, especially the 50's. The pictures seam so theatrical, so magical and that strikes me. I also develop several painting and urban art projects.

My main concerns are about bringing up some world’s issues content and personal experiences. I seek out the relation in between the images. And while so I develop surrealist compositions in order to enter our unconscious. It’s all about solving a puzzle nutcracker! Collage it’s an image gameplay and the combinations within the pictures are infinite. 

On the other hand, I'm a collage teacher as well. I've done several collage workshops for different events such as festivals, civic centers and galleries. I'm also an artist member of the collage collective Coll2 . This multicultural collective is concerned about using the collage media to talk about world's issues themes such as climate change, gender violence, migration, feminism or even the global pandemic.  

Mariana Braga Mizarela (Oporto, 1987)
Works between Barcelona and Porto


2011/2014 — Master’s Degree in Illustration, Institute of Education and Science of Lisbon (ISEC)

2007/2010— Degree in Fine Arts, “Escola Superior Artística do Porto” (ESAP)

2008— Summer Course Character Design for Animation, University of the Arts London, Saint Martins School


2023 — Collective exhibition "Atlánticos", Museo da Construcción Naval, (Ferrol) 

2023 — Workshop online " Body and Lanscape", Experimental Photo Festival, (Barcelona)

2023 — Bienal de Gaia 2023- invited artist, work exhibited and catalogued, (Gaia) 

2023 —  Solo exhibition " Objetos de Coleção", Galeria Subterrâneo, (Gondomar)

2022 — Workshops Marathon- Visão Magazine Festival "Visão Fest", Planetário de Belém, (Lisbon) 

2022 — Collective exhibition- " Artistas convidados Bienal de Cerveira", Museo de Pontevedra,  (Pontevedra)

2022 — Bienal de Cerveira 2022- invited artist, work exhibited and catalogued, (Vila Nova de Cerveira) 

2022 — Collective exhibition "Absoluta" at Doff Gallery, (Oporto)

2022 — Collective exhibition "A Imagem Subvertida" at Espaço Artes, (Oporto) 

2022 — Collective exhibition "Sehnsucht" at Espai Fotografic Can Basté, (Barcelona)

2021 — Solo exhibition at Don Lopo- fashion design Store, (Oporto)

2021 — Collective exhibition " Landscape- ciclos da paisagem" Oficina Azul Cobalto, work exhibited, (Oporto)  

2021 — Collective art project "Sehnsucht", work catalogued, (Cologne) 

2021 — Bienal de Espinho- work exhibited and catalogued, (Espinho)

2020 — Collective exhibition "Arte del Confinamiento" Espronceda, Center of Art and Culture (Barcelona)

2020 — Collective exhibition " DelicARTessen 19" Gallery Esther Montoriol, (Barcelona) 

2020 — Collective exhibition "25 anos Grande Premio de Literatura dst" Zetgallery, (Braga)

2020 —Collective exhibition "Via Aberta" - Event open studios at Galerias Mota Galiza, (Oporto)

2020 — Collective project Artistic Intervention"As ilhas não flutuam no Mar"- for Bienal de Cerveira 2020 (Vila Nova de Cerveira)

2020 — Bienal de Cerveira 2020 - work exhibited and catalogued, (Vila Nova de Cerveira)

2020 — Collective exhibition "At your place" Ginnel Independent Photo Festival, UK, (Ipswich)

2020 — Collective exhibition "Fugas Críticas desde el Collage" Collage Collective Coll2, Cultural Center La Farinera, (Barcelona) 

2020 — Collective exhibition "EXP.20" International  Experimental Photo Festival, Civic Center Pati Llimona, (Barcelona)

2019 — Collective exhibition " Prata da Casa", Faculdade Belas Artes do Porto (fine arts school) , (Oporto)

2019 — Collective exhibition "Estórias do Acervo", Social and Cultural Center Vila Praia da Âncora, (Viana do Castelo)

2019 — Collective exhibition "Coll2", Center of Art Mutuo , (Barcelona)

2019 — Solo exhibition " The Swimmers", Weed You, (Barcelona)

2019 —Collective exhibition "Mapping Echoes", Sydhavn Station, (Copenhagen)

2019 — Collective exhibition " Prata da Casa", Festival Sem Medos, (Lisbon)

2019 — Collective exhibition "Cruixent", Espronceda, Center of Art and Culture, (Barcelona)

2019 — Collective exhibition "Call for Papers", Zet.gallery (Braga)

2018 — Bienal de Cerveira 2018 – work exhibited and catalogued, (Vila Nova de Cerveira)

2018 — Collective project Urban Intervention “O Rei Cervo”, Bienal de Cerveira, (Vila Nova de Cerveira)

2017 — “Sublime Art Fest”Illustration Market, Sant Antoni, (Barcelona)

2016 — "Spamdart"- Art and Design Market in Centro Cultural Roca Umbert (Granollers)

2015 — Selected artist for “Souldmade” Art Market CCCB, (Barcelona)

2014 — Art fair Art Madrid’14Cibeles – Gallery Bat Alberto Cornejo, (Madrid)

2013 — Untitled BCN, “LaDinamitera”, Feminine Creation Festival, (Barcelona)

2013 — “Untitled”,Round the Corner, (Lisbon)

2013 — “Reflexión”, Center of Art Mutuo, (Barcelona )

2012 — “Royal Flush by ArtinPark”, Casino de Lisboa, (Lisbon)

2012 — Solo exhibition “Outrora”, Center of Art Mutuo,(Barcelona)


2020: Awarded with the selective painting " Sunday Pool" at Bienal de Cerveira ( Portugal)  


2022— Artist Residency— Urban Intervention "As Escadas da Portela" at Póvoa de Lanhoso with Zetgallery (Portugal)  

2020 — Ongoing — Artist residency Studio — Galleries Mota Galiza (Oporto) 

2018 — Artist Residency -Collective collage window display at Curtidos (Barcelona)  

2018 — Artist Residency —Ceramic and painting project "Os objetos que choram"  at Bienal de Cerveira (Portugal)

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