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Vítor Nieves

Curator, teacher, researcher and editor.

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 Outono Fotográfico Association (Galiza).

He was the curator of more than 100 exhibitions, curating photography festivals such as Encontros da Imagem, Imago Lisboa Photo Festival, Mês da Imagem do Porto and f/est Amarante (Portugal); Photoalicante, Fòrum Fotogràfic Can Basté and Emotiva (Spain) and Paraty em Foco and Encontros de Agosto (Brazil).

He took charge of several exhibitions for galleries such as Adorna (Oporto, Portugal) Salgadeiras (Lisbon, Portugal), Marisa Marimón (Galiza) or Dosmilvacas (Spain), for 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, the Centro Português de Fotografia and Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes 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 pedagogical director of the Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem (IPCI, Porto and Lisbon, Portugal), where he is a teacher of Photography Curatorship in the Master in Artistic Photography. He also teaches at the Escuela Mistos (Alicante) and in the Documentary Reporting Expert course at the Vórtice Photo Agency. Photography teacher at the O Barco de Valdeorras City Council (Galiza) and mentor in the Contemporary Image Study Plan (Fortaleza, Brazil).  

As an editor, he highlights the work done for the editorial Difusora de Letras, Artes e Ideas 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. His latest publication is an investigation into Romasanta, the Galician werewolf. 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. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Art Studies, Museological and Curatorial Studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (Portugal).

Curatorship & Cultural Management | Exhibitions | Awards | Press collaborations