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Vítor Nieves

Specialized curator in photography, editor, cultural manager and photographer.

He is co-founder and coordinator of the Prémio Galiza de Fotografia Contemporânea (Galiza Award for Contemporary Photography), which he curates and produces, and artistic director of the festival Outono Fotográfico (Galiza).

He was the curator of more than 100 exhibitions, curating photography festivals such as Encontros da Imagem, iNstantes, Mês da Imagem do Porto – MIP (Portugal), Photoalicante (Spain), Encontros de Agosto and Paraty em Foco (Brazil). 

He took charge of several exhibitions for galleries such as Salgadeiras (Lisbon, Portugal), Marisa Marimón (Galiza) or Dosmilvacas (Spain), for/in public centers as the Museum Municipal de Ourense, the Centro Cultural Marcos Valcárcel, the Pazo da Cultura or even the Museum Provincial de Lugo in Galiza; the Museum da Imagem and the Centro Português de Fotografia in Portugal and the o Museum da Indústria in Fortaleza (Brazil). Besides that, he also organizes annually numerous exhibitions in every headquarters of Afundación in all Galician cities.

He is a professor of Photography Curatorship at the Master of Artistic Photography at Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem do Porto (Portugal) e a photography professor at the Câmara Municipal do Barco de Valdeorras (Galicia). He has given numerous lectures at festivals and art schools, and he was a trainer in the study plan about contemporary image in Brazil.  

As an editor, he highlights the work done for the editorial Difusora de Letras, Artes e Ideias in the collection of photobooks OF, which he is the coordinator, but also several photobooks for others publishers. As an author, he published “Don’t Look at My Camera”, a research about staged photography. Writes frequently photographic reviews for specialized magazines and opinion articles for different newspapers.

He was the coordinator of Lab_in Gallery and the director of Sargadelos Gallery (Galiza). Worked a few years as a photojournalist, having some exhibitions of his work as an artist. 

After years of formal training (and more) in the field of visual arts and art history, specializing himself in photography, he constantly takes lessons about edition and curatorship.

Curatorship & Cultural Management | Exhibitions | Awards | Press collaborations

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