Diogo Bento


Diogo Bento (b. 1984) studied Photography at Ar.Co, in Lisbon, and completed postgraduate studies in Photography and Contemporary Art (IPA/Atelier de Lisboa). He has been working in both photography and installation, where landscape has been the primary backdrop for expressing his ideas and concerns about the world. His artistic practice is informed by an understanding of the landscape as a space of cultural embodiment, a place where natural, physical and symbolic dimensions interact and colide. When approaching the landscape, his interest transcends the natural and physical aspects but rather considers issues of political and socio-ecological significance. He is therefore, more concerned about constructing an image and inscribing a speculative meaning in his photographs than recording the surface of things. A founding member of AOJE, an organization dedicated to the promotion of photography, he has been involved in several curatorial, artistic and educational projects. He has been working as an educator for several years and collaborates at Koiástudio, an image and design studio. Diogo Bento lives and works in Mindelo, Cabo Verde.

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