Tatiana Macedo works across mediums such as installation, photography, cinema, sound and their expanded forms.
Of Portuguese/Angolan descent, Macedo grew up and studied in Lisbon and London.

In 2016 Macedo was awarded a twelve months grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to be artist in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien - International Studio Program, Berlin. In 2015 Macedo won the first Sonae Media Art Award with the multiple channel video and sound installation 1989 (2015).

Her film debut, Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (2012) was shot at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London and Premiered at Doc Lisboa’12 at the National Competition. It has been screened internationally in Film Festivals, Galleries and Museums including the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Really Exotic ? Video Programme, Amsterdam (2012) and Tate Britain Late at Tate (2012) and Urban Encounters, London (2013). It was awarded the First SAW Film Prize by the American Anthropological Association – AAA, Washington DC (2014).


November 2018

Cosmo/Política #3, curated by Sandra Vieira Jurgens and Paula Loura Batista – Museu do Neo-Realismo

November 2019


Recent Solo Shows

Esgotaram-se os Nomes para as Tempestades at Culturgest Porto, Curated by Delfim Sardo, Porto (2018) VIDEO

Avenida da Liberdade at Museu do Aljube, Lisbon (2017)

Orientalism and Reverse at Carlos Carvalho Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2017) LINK

Bela at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2016) LINK VIDEO

Orientalism and Reverse at Kunstraum Botschaft Berlin (2016)

1989 at Sonae Media Art Award at MNAC-MC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2015/2016) LINK VIDEO

Foreign Grey at Solar – Cinematic Art Gallery, Vila do Conde (2014) LINK VIDEO

Seems So Long Ago, Nancy at Ano Zero – Coimbra Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015) LINK

Seems So Long Ago, Nancy at Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam (2014) LINK VIDEO

Recent group shows

Photo Basel, Galeria Carlos Carvalho, Switzerland (2018) LINK

Photo London, Somerset House, Galeria Carlos Carvalho, London (2018) LINK

Exodus Stations #2. Tatiana Macedo and Raphael Denis at Iwalewahaus. Curated by Marta Jecu, Nadine Siegert and Felicia Nietsche, Bayreuth, Germany (2017) LINK

Jeju Biennale of Contemporary Art – Jeju Museum, Jeju Island, South Korea (2017) LINK

Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Galeria Carlos Carvalho and Karl Lagerfeld Selection, Paris (2017) LINK

Journey to the Invisible, curated by Luis Santiago Baptista and Maria Rita Pais – Teatro Thalia, Lisbon (2017) LINK

ROHKUNSTBAU XXIII curated by Mark Gisbourne, Schloss Lieberose, Spreewald, Germany (2017) LINK

Arco Lisboa, Galeria Carlos Carvalho, Lisboa LINK

Rooms with a View at Manifesta Biennial of Contemporary Art Headquarters, Amsterdam (2013) LINK

Jaz Aqui, Na Pequena Praia Extrema – ZDB, Lisbon (2013) LINK

Visões do Desterro – Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro (2013)

Heide Hinrichs, Tatiana Macedo, Aldwin van de Ven at tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam (2011) LINK

Recent Publications

Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld (cat.) Steidl LINK

Orientalism and Reverse (artist book) ed. GHOST and Kunstraum Botschaft Special signed edition by the artist available at STET LINK

What is Unspoken ed. Künstlerhaus Bethanien with texts by Ulrich Ziemons, Birgit Hein, João Silvério and a conversation between Tatiana Macedo and Emanuele Guidi, available at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and STET LINK

Recent Press

Esgotaram-se os Nomes para as Tempestades by Sara Castelo Branco (2018) in Contemporânea LINK

Ver o mundo com olhar de outro by José Marmeleira (2017) in Público LINK

Viajar sem sair do mesmo lugar by Sergio B. Gomes (2017) in Público LINK

Tatiana Macedo: nada é o que parece à primeira vista by Sabrina D. Marques 2017 in Re.vis.ta nº4 LINK

Tatiana Macedo Interview by Celina Brás (2016) in Contemporânea LINK

A Story without and end: the work of Tatiana Macedo by Federica Bueti (2016) in BE Magazine #23, Berlin LINK

Tatiana Macedo: Master of Subtle Gestures by Eva Kaczor (2016) in ArtBerlin LINK

Tatiana Macedo: o mundo olhos nos olhos by Vanessa Rato (2015) in Público LINK

Tatiana Macedo é a primeira vencedora do Prémio Sonae Media Art by Vanessa Rato (2015) in Público LINK


Tatiana Macedo is represented by Galeria Carlos Carvalho and her work is in Private and Public Collections such as the MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon) and the MNAC-MC National Museum of Contemporary Art (Lisbon).