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SUMMARY
 
Portuguese by birth, Edgar Martins grew up in Macau, China, where he published his first novel
entitled 'Mäe, deixa-me fazer o pino'. In 1996 he moved to the UK, where he later completed an
MA in Photography and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited extensively
throughout Asia, America and Europe and has received numerous awards for his photographic
and literary work.
His work is represented internationally in various high profile museums, public, corporate and
private collections.
His first book, 'Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies' was awarded the Thames & Hudson and RCA
Society Book Art Prize. A selection of images from this book were also awarded The Jerwood
Photography Award in 2003.
‘The Diminishing Present’ & ‘Approaches’ Martins’ following monographs were launched in 2006.
An exhibition of this work has toured Lisbon, New York, Oporto, Madrid, etc. 
In Spring 2008 Aperture Books launched Edgar Martins’ most comprehensive monograph to date.
This work will be exhibited internationally, in Portugal, UK, USA, Germany, Brazil, amongst many
other countries.
Edgar Martins was the recipient of the inaugural and much sought after New York Photography
Award (Fine Art Category) in May 2008.
Martins was considered by US art critics as ‘one of the most influential artist of his generation,
working within the medium of Photography’.
Edgar Martins works and lives in the UK. 


PERSONAL INFORMATION
 
 Nationality:  Portuguese 
 Place of Birth:  Évora
 Contact Details: + 44 (0) 7739755152 . info@edgarmartins.com


COLLABORATIONS
 
1994 - 1995 . Asianostra (Cultural Magazine) . Macau, China
 Writer
1995  to present . Ponto Final (Portuguese Weekly Newspaper) . Macau, China
 Social/Art Columnist 
1995 - 1996 . Revista Macau (Culturally informative Magazine, monthly publication) . Macau, China
 Writer
1998 to present . London . UK
 Writer for various UK based art publications 
2004 to present . London . UK
 Curator and founder of ‘Crude Metaphors’ (Photography Supplement)


EDUCATION
 
Liceu de Macau, Macau China
 Philosophy Degree Completed
 
Berkshire College of Art & Design . Reading, England
 BTEC Photography course completed
 
London College of Printing & Distributive Trades . London, England
 BA (Hons) Photography & Social Sciences course completed
 Bursaries awarded by The Portuguese Centre for Photography and The Orient Foundation
 
The Royal College of Arts . London, England
 MA Photography & Fine Art course completed
 Bursaries awarded by The Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), The Portuguese Centre for
Photography, The Macau Foundation and The Royal College of Art
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

November 2002 . London, UK, 
  ‘Urban Visions’ - Flowers East Gallery
Feb-Aug 2004 . York, Birmingham, Edinburgh, UK 
 ‘The Jerwood Photography Award Exhibition’ (featuring images from the series ‘Black Holes &
Other Inconsistencies’) - Impressions Gallery, St. Paul’s Gallery and Stills Gallery 
October 2004 . Hereford, UK
 ‘The Hereford Photography Festival ‘04’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Diminishing
Present’ & ‘Black Holes & Other inconsistencies’) - City Art Gallery, Hereford 
January 2005 . Coimbra, Portugal 
  ‘Extensão do Ohar’ (featuring images from the series ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’)  -
Centro de Artes Visuais 
April 2005 . Porto, Portugal 
 ‘Landscapes’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Diminishing Present’) - Galeria Graça
Brandão,
June 2005 . Coimbra, Portugal 
 ‘João Mendes Ribeiro, Daniel Malhão, Edgar Martins’ (featuring newly commissioned work) -
Centro de Artes Visuais 
December 2005. London . UK
  ‘Represented’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Accidental Theorist’) - The Photographer’s
Gallery (PSG)
February 2006. London . UK
 V&A permanent photography collection show featuring images from the series ‘Black Holes &
Other Inconsistencies’ - The Victoria & Albert Museum
May 2006. Lisbon .Portugal
  ‘Constelações Afectivas’ Part I - Gallery launch exhibition (featuring images from the series ‘The
Accidental Theorist’ & ‘The Rehearsal of space’) - Galeria Graça Brandão Lisboa
July 2006. Lisbon .Portugal
  ‘Constelações Afectivas’ Part II - Gallery launch exhibition (featuring images from the series ‘The
Accidental Theorist’ & ‘The Rehearsal of space’) - Galeria Graça Brandão Lisboa
July 2006. Évora .Portugal
  ‘Alentejo Elementar’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Rehearsal of space’) - Fundação
Alentejo-Terra Mãe
November 2006. Beja .Portugal
  ‘Alentejo Elementar’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Rehearsal of space’) – Casa da
Cultura
December 2006. Portalegre .Portugal
  ‘Alentejo Elementar’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Rehearsal of space’) – Galeria
Municipal de S. Sebastião
January 2007 . NYC . USA
  Aperture at 55 ‘On the Wall’– (featuring images from the series ‘The Accidental Theorist’) –
Aperture Foundation
April 2007 . Lisbon . Portugal
  Ingenuity - ‘Photography and Engineering’ – (featuring images from the series ‘The Rehearsal of
Space’) – The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
April 2007 . Riad . Saudi Arabia
  Paisagem Portuguesa Contemporânea – (featuring images from the series ‘Aproximações’) –
The Royal Palace (Riad) by invite of your royal highness the Saudi Prince Khalid Al-Faisa
September 2007. Almada .Portugal
  ‘Alentejo Elementar’ (featuring images from the series ‘The Rehearsal of space’) – Museu da
Cidade
October 2007 . Brussels . Belgium
  ‘Fenómenos migratórios: exposição de fotografia e vídeo + ciclo de filmes (Migratory
Phenomena: Photography ans video exhibition + film cycle)’ – (featuring images from the series
‘Aproximações’) –Economic and Social European Committee, Brussels (Projects in Brussels
Organized by Institute Camões for the Portuguese Presidency of the Eruropean Union Council)
October 2007 . Toronto . Canada
  ‘The Magenta Foundation Emerging Photography Award show – (featuring images from the
series ‘The Accidental Theorist’) – Lennox Gallery
November 2007 . New York . USA
  ‘The Magenta Foundation Emerging Photography Award show – (featuring images from the
series ‘The Accidental Theorist’) – Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts
March 2008 . Roterdam . Holland
  ‘The Real Award show – (featuring images from the series ‘Landscapes Beyond: The Burden of
Proof’) – LP II Dutch Phoography Museum
January 2008 . Lisbon . Portugal
  ‘Opções e Futuros’ – (featuring images from the series ‘The Accidental Theorist & Approaches’)
– Fundação PLMJ
March-May 2008 . London . UK
  ‘The AOP Award Show’ – (featuring images from the series ‘The Accidental Theorist’ &
‘Approaches’) – Sadler’s Wells; AOP Gallery. This exhibition will tour the UK
March 2008-January 2009 . Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  ‘Linha do Horizonte’ – travelling show - (featuring images from the series ‘Aproximações’) –
Centro Cultural da Caixa Económica Federal
June 2008-Sept 2008 . Viana do Castelo. Portugal
  ‘Lá For a: New Portuguese Photography’ – (featuring images from the series ‘Aproximações &
The Accidental Theorist’) – Museu da Presidência da República
July 2008-Sept 2008 . New York . USA
  ‘That Was Then... This Is Now’ – (featuring images from the series ‘Approaches’) – P.S1, MoMA
June 2008 . S. Tomé
  ‘Entre Partidas e Chegadas’ – (featuring images from the series ‘Aproximações’)  Centro
Cultural de Portugal (Organized by Institute Camões for the Portuguese Presidency of the
Eruropean Union Council)
June 2008 . Arles . France
  ‘Mutations’ – (featuring images from all series produced during 2005 to 2009)  Voies Off Audio
Visual projection evening, Recontres D’Arles 
September 2008. Berlin .Germany
  ‘Immoral Facts & Fables’ – Galerie Caprice Horn
November 2008 . Brazília . Brazil
  ‘Entre Partidas e Chegadas’ – (featuring images from the series ‘Aproximações’)  Centro
Cultural de Portugal (Organized by Institute Camões for the Portuguese Presidency of the
Eruropean Union Council)
March 2009. Lisbon . Portugal
  ‘BES Award finalists exhibition’ – Berardo Museum @ Belém Cultural Centre (this exhibition will
also be shown at Photo España 2009)


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

November 1999 . Macau/Zhuhai/Hong-Kong, China
  ‘Reflexos, desequilíbrios e espaços de intersecção’- Lou Lim Ieok exhibition pavilion
February 2001 . London, UK
  ‘Macau: Tales of Unrest’ - Back Hill Gallery
June 2001 . Macau, China
  ‘of shadows and no-places’ - The Orient Foundation Gallery 
July 2001 . Porto, Portugal
  ‘L’Homme du Chagrin’ - Imago Lucis Photogallery
February 2003 . London, England
  ‘Thirdspace’ - Art & Photographs Gallery, Mayfair
March 2004 . Oporto, Portugal
  ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’ - Cadeia da Relação, Oporto (Portuguese Centre for
Photography). This exhibition toured 5 other European countries.
June 2004 . London, UK 
 ‘The rehearsal of space’ held - The Photographers’ Gallery (PSG)
September 2004 . Macau, China
  ‘The rehearsal of space’ - Macau Museum of Art
April 2005 . London, UK 
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ - Photofusion 
April 2006. Oporto .Portugal
  ‘The Accidental Theorist’ - Galeria Graça Brandão
July 2006. London . UK
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ - The Photographer’s Gallery (PSG)
September 2006 . Madrid . Spain
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ - La Caja Negra
December 2006. New York . USA
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ - The Betty Cuningham Gallery
January 2007. Bedford . UK
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ – BCA Gallery
January 2007. Lisbon .Portugal
  ‘Aproximações’ - Galeria Graça Brandão
November 2007 . Coimbra . Portugal
  ‘Topologies’ –  Centro de Artes Visuais
November 2007 . London . UK
  ‘Hidden’ –  The Hospital 
April 2008 . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil
  ‘The Accidental Theorist’ – Laura Marsiaj Galley
April 2008 . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ – Casa do Saber
September 2008 . Funchal . Madeira
  ‘New work’– Molhe, organized by Porta 33
October 2008 . Madrid . Spain
  ‘The Diminishing Present’ scheduled to be shown - La Caja Negra
Autumun 2008 . Los Angeles . USA
  ‘Topologies’ scheduled to be shown – Paul Kopeikin Galley
January 2009. Lisbon .Portugal
  ‘The Accidental Theorist’ scheduled to be shown – Fundação Oriente Museum
March 2009. Nantes . France
  ‘Newly commissioned work’ for the Estuaire Biennial scheduled to be shown – Galerie Melanie
Rio in collaboration with Le Lieu Unique the organizers of the Estuaire Biennial
March 2009. Lisbon .Portugal
  ‘New work’ scheduled to be shown – Galeria Gome Alves
Fall 2009. Berlin .Germany
  ‘The Accidental Theorist’ scheduled to be shown – Galerie Caprice Horn
Fall 2009 . Funchal . Madeira
  ‘New work’ scheduled to be shown –Porta 33
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, CATALOGUES REVIEWS & ARTICLES
 
June 1996 . Macau, China
 Published a poetry & philosophical essay book entitled ‘Mãe, deixa-me fazer o pino’
November 1999 . Macau/Zhuhai/Hong-Kong, China
 Catalogue of exhibition entitled ‘Reflexos, desequilíbrios e espaços de intersecção’ published
by Leal Senado de Macau.
June 2001 . Macau, China
 Catalogue of exhibition entitled ‘of shadows and no-places’ published by The Orient
Foundation.
February 2002 . Portugal, UK, China
 Launch of ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’. Monograph published by The Moth House.
March- Nov 2003 . London, England
 Work published in BluePrint, Art Review, Creative Review, Next Level, Source, Portfolio & Pluk
magazines
October 2004 . London, UK /New York, US
 Work featured in Portfolio, Daylight and Eyemazing magazines
March 2005 . Oporto, Portugal /London, UK, Amsterdam, Holland
 Work featured in L+arte, Hot Shoe & Eyemazing magazines
February 2006 . London, UK
 Work featured in Hot Shoe magazine
March 2006 . Houston, USA
 Work featured in SPOT magazine
August 2006 . NYC, USA
 Work featured in Aperture magazine
July - Dec 2006. London . England / Lisbon . Portugal / Madrid . Spain / NYC . USA
 Launch of ‘The Diminishing present’. Monograph published by The Moth House.
November 2006 . Warsaw . Poland
 Work featured in Pozytive magazine
November 2006 . Edinburgh . UK
 Work featured in Portfolio magazine
November 2006 . London . UK
 Work featured in Wonderland magazine
December 2006. Lisbon . Portugal 
 Launch of ‘Aproximações’. Monograph commissioned by ANA Aeroportos SA.
March 2007 . Lisbon . Portugal
 Work featured in Magazine Artes
March 2007 . Warsaw . Poland
 Work featured in Vox Magazine
June 2007 . London . UK
 Work featured in Phoebus Photograph Journal
June 2007 . Macau . China
 Work featured in Macau Closer
June 2007 . Porto . Portugal
 "Posição 2007: Propostas da Arte Portuguesa".Book published by The Serralves Museum/O
Público
August 2007 . Lisbon . Portugal
 Work featured in JA
October 2007 . Coimbra . Portugal
 Book published by CAV
October 2007 . London . UK
 Work published in Wallpaper and C-Photography Magazine
October 2007 . Brussels . Belgium
 Work published in GONZO Magazine
March 2008. New York . USA 
 Launch a new monograph of work. Monograph published by Aperture Books.
March 2009. Lisbon . Portugal
  Monograph published by Berardo Museum and BES for BES Award
 

SELECTED FAIRS 
 
June 2004 . London . UK
 Photo London
Exhibitor: The Photographer’s Gallery
October 2004 . Paris . FRANCE
 Paris Photo
Exhibitor: The Photographer’s Gallery
April 2005 . Cárceres. . SPAIN
 FORO SUR
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
May 2005 . London . UK
 Photo London
Exhibitor: The Photographer’s Gallery
2005 . Salamanca . SPAIN
 Art Salamanca (Art y cuidad)
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
November 2005 . Lisbon . PORTUGAL
 Lisboa Art
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
November 2005 . Paris . FRANCE
 Paris Photo
Exhibitor: The Photographer’s Gallery
February 2006 . Madrid . SPAIN
 ARCO
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
April 2006 . Cárceres . SPAIN
 FORO SUR
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
November 2006 . Paris . FRANCE
 Paris Photo
Exhibitor: The Photographer’s Gallery Bookshop
BOOK SIGNING
November 2006 . Lisbon . PORTUGAL
 Lisboa Art
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
November 2006 . Madrid . Spain
 Estampa
Exhibitor: La Caja Negra
Nov - Dec 2006 . Salamanca . Spain
 Art Salamanca
Exhibitor: La Caja Negra
February 2007 . Madrid . SPAIN
 ARCO
Exhibitor: Galeria Graça Brandão
April 2007 . Mexico City. Mexico
 MACO
Exhibitor: La Caja Negra
April 2007 . Cárceres . Spain
 FORO SUR
Exhibitor: La Caja Negra
April 2007 . Chicago . USA
 ART CHICAGO
Exhibitor: The Betty Cuningham Gallery
October 2007 . London . UK
 ZOO ART FAIR 
Exhibitor: Saatchi Gallery Online
November 2007 . Paris . FRANCE
 Paris Photo
Exhibitor: The Photographer’s Gallery 
December 2007 . Miami . USA
 ART MIAMI 
Exhibitor: The Betty Cuningham Gallery
December 2007 . Miami . USA
 PULSE  
Exhibitor: The Paul Kopeikin Gallery
April 2008 . Chicago . USA
 ART CHICAGO
Exhibitor: The Betty Cuningham Gallery
March 2008 . NEW YORK . USA
 AIPAD 
Exhibitor: The Paul Kopeikin Gallery
April 2008 . S. PAULO . BRAZIL
 SPARTE
Exhibitor: Laura Marsiaj Contmporary
September 2008 . Beijing . China
 Photo Beijing  
Exhibitor: Galerie Caprice Horn
 

SELECTED AUCTIONS 
 
September 2008 . London . UK
 Sotheby’s
Work: Untitled, from the series ‘The Accidental Theorist’, 2007
October 2008 . Abu Dhabi
 Christie’s
Work: Untitled, from the series ‘The Accidental Theorist’, 2007
 

SELECTED AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS 
 
1999 -2000 . Skylines . London . UK
 Nominated for first prize;
1998-2002    . Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation . Lisbon, Portugal
        .  Portuguese Centre for Photography (CPF). Oporto, Portugal
        .  Fundação Macau . Macau, China 
        .  Instituto Cultural RAEM 
 Awarded 4 bursaries for the completion and production of a photographic project entitled
‘black holes & other inconsistencies’, in addition to four other related titles 
2000 . The Observer Hodge Award . London  . UK
 Highly commended
2000 - 2001   . Fundação para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento de Macau. Macau, China
         . Fundação Oriente, Macau Portugal
 Commissioned awarded for the development of a photographic project 
2001 - 2002 . Instituto Cultural  da RAEM (Macau Cultural Institute) . Macau, China
 Commissioned awarded for the development of a photographic project 
2001 - 2002 . Instituto de Estudos Europeus (IEEM) . Macau, China
 Commissioned awarded for the development of a photographic project 
2003 .  Thames & Hudson  . London  . UK
 Book Art Prize presented by Thames & Hudson and RCA society for work entitled ‘black holes &
other inconsistencies’
2003 .  The Observer Magazine YBA Art Prize . London .UK
 Finalist
2003 .  St. James Group Photographic Award . London .UK
 Finalist
2003 .  The Jerwood Photographic Award . London .UK
 Winner
2003 .  The Caloust Gubenkian Foundation Grant for Art Award . London .UK
 Received a bursary for the completion of a performance-based project entitled ‘There is no
longer a city, there is only a man walking through it’
2004 .  The Macau Foundation . Macau . China
 Commissioned awarded for the development of a photographic project 
2004 . Instituto de Estudos Europeus (IEEM) . Macau, China
 Commissioned awarded for the development of a photographic project and fine-art seminar
2004 . Krazsna Krauz Book Awards . London, UK
 Monograph entitled ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’ was shortlisted for Photography book
category
2004 . ICP . New York, US
 Finalist in Infinity Awards
2004 .  The Photographer’s Gallery . London . UK
 Nominated for the Deutsche Borse Prize
2005 .  Centro de Artes Visuais . Coimbra . Portugal
 Commissioned to produce a photographic installation for an exhibition featuring the work of
renown Portuguese architect João Mendes Ribeiro
2006 . The Observer Hodge Award . London  . UK
 Highly commended
2006 .  ANA . Lisbon . Portugal
 Commissioned to produce a book about 7 Portuguese airports
2007 .  Fundação Ilídio Pinho . Porto . Portugal
 Received a bursary to help produce and launch a Book of Photographs
2007 .  Fundação PLMJ . Lisbon . Portugal
 Received a bursary to help produce and launch a Book of Photographs
2007 .  Arts Council . UK 
 Received a bursary to help produce and launch a Book of Photographs
2007 .  Fundação Oriente . UK 
 Received a bursary to help produce and launch a Book of Photographs
2007 .  Magenta Foundation . Canada 
 UK Winner of 2007 Emerging Photographers Competition
2007 .  Real Photography Award . Holland 
 Nominated for Real Award and shortlisted for final award exhibition
2007 .  Recontres d’Arles Photobook Award . France 
 Shorlisted for the book ‘The Diminishing Present’
2007 . Fotomuseum Winterthur . Switzerland 
 Nominated for Plattform 08
2008. Hasselblad Masters . USA
 Semi-finalist 
2008. AOP Awards. London 
 Winner of the Contemporary Landscape & Cityscape Commissioned Category (Bronze) with the
series ‘Approaches’ and  shortlsted for the AOP 2008 Award Book with the series ‘The Accidental
Theorist’ (Contemporary Landscape & Cityscape  Personal Category)
2008. New York Photo Awards. New York 
 Winner of Fine Art Category category with the series ‘The Accidental Theorist’
2008. Photo España Book Award. Madrid 
 Shorlisted for final exhibition with the book ‘The Diminishing Present’
2008. Voies Off . Rencontres D’Arles . Arles . France 
 Shortlisted for the Voies Off audiovsiual projection evening
2009. Nantes . France
  Commissioned to produce artworls for the Estuaire Biennial 
2009. Lisbon . Portugal
  Nominated for BES Award (results announced in March 2009)
 
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
 
2000 .  Orient Foundation. Macau . China
• Selection of work from ‘of shadows and no-places’ 
2003 .  V&A Photography Collection. London .UK
• Selection of work from ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’ 
2003 . The Macau Museum of Art. Macau . China
• Selection of work from ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’ 
2004 .  The Photographers’ Gallery . London . UK
• Selection of work from ‘The Rehearsal of Space’ 
2004 .  Fundação PLMJ . Lisbon . Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’
2005 .  Centro de Artes Visuais . Coimbra . Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘Black Holes & Other Inconsistencies’
2005 .  Centro de Artes Visuais . Coimbra . Portugal
• Selection of newly commissioned work 
2005 .  BES . Lisbon. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The Diminishing Present’ 
2006 .  Bastidor.  
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ (x3)
2006 .  Fundação Ilídio Pinho (Anamnese).  
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ & ‘The Diminishing Present’
2007 .  Fundação PLMJ . Lisbon . Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘Aproximações’ & ‘The Accidental Theorist’
2007 .  Fundação Ilídio Pinho (Anamnese).  
• Selection of work from ‘Aproximações’ & ‘The Diminishing Present’
2007 .  Dallas Museum of Art  . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’
2008 .  Museu de Arte Moderna de Elvas (MACE)
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’
 
 
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 
 
2005 . Albertino Santos. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ & ‘The Diminishing Present’ (x2)
2006 . Pedro Almeida. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ (x3)
2006 . Maria de Curral. Spain
• Selection of work from ‘The Rehearsal of Space’ 
 2006 . Filomena Falcão. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The Diminishing Present’ & ‘The The Rehearsal of space’ (x2)
2006 . Rita Almeida. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The The Rehearsal of space’ & ‘The Accidental Theorist’ (x2)
2006 .  António Correia. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’
2006 .  Carla Melo. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ (x3)
2006 .  Colección Vega  . SPain
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2006 .  Foursome Investments LTD  . Spain
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Dorian Furhrman . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Britt Tidelius . England
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Lauren Merkin . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Lauren Merkin . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Stephanie Shnay . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Bernd Doerken . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Nancy Grubb . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  O. Kelly Anderson . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Jason Drattell . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Giamluca Berardi . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Leslie Miller . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Pierre Haski and Laura Ning . France
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Howard Stein . USA
• Selection of work from ‘Dystopia’ and ‘The Accidental Theorist’
2007 .  Rodrigo Champalimaud . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2007 .  Louise Veronica Ciccone ‘Madonna’ . UK
• Selection of work from ‘Dystopia’ 
2007 .  Mr & Mrs Lanny Steffens . Princeton, NJ . USA
• Selection of work from ‘The Diminishing Present’ 
2007 . Pedro Almeida. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘Aproximações’ (x3)
2007 . Pedro Almeida. Portugal
• Selection of work from ‘Aproximações’ (x3)
2007 . Jason Cadwalader (Jason MacCoy Gallery). Chicago
• Selection of work from ‘Dystopia’ 
2008. Baldus Gate S.L. . Barcelona . SPAIN
• Selection of work from ‘The Accidental Theorist’ 
2008. Francesca Von Habsburg, Collection T-BA 21 . Vienna . Austria
• Selection of work from ‘Landscapes Beyond: The Burden of Proof’ 
2008. Bristows . London . UK
• Selection of work from ‘Parables of Metaphor & Light’
 
(Edgar Martins’ work is also featured is several other private and corporate collections)
 

EXHIBITION & BOOK REVIEWS (MOST RECENT) 
 
May 2008 . Topologies . Lisbon . Portugal
• Monograph reviewed in Magazine D’Artes 
May 2008 . Topologies . London . UK
• Monograph reviewed in Metro newspaper 
March 2008 . Topologies . London . UK
• Monograph reviewed in Hot Shoe & BJP magazine 
March 2006 . Galeria Graça Brandão . Porto . Portugal
• Exhibition reviewed in O Público 
May 2006 . Galeria Graça Brandão . Porto . Portugal
• Exhibition reviewed in Expresso 
Oct 2006 . La Caja Negra . Madrid . Spain
• Exhibition reviewed in El Cultural
• Exhibition reviewed in Art Notes 
• Exhibition reviewed in Antiqvaria 
Oct 2006 . The Diminishing present . London . UK
• Monograph reviewed in Hot Shoe 
Dec 2006 .  New York . USA
• Exhibition (Betty Cuningham Gallery) reviewed in The New York Sun
• Exhibition (Betty Cuningham Gallery) reviewed in The New Yorker
Jan 2007 .  London . UK
• Exhibition (BCAGallery) reviewed in The Guardian
Jan 2007 .  NYC . USA
• Exhibition (Betty Cuningham Gallery) reviewed in The New F-Word Blog
 Jan 2007 . Aproximações . Madrid . Spain
• Monograph reviewed in AENA Arte
Feb 2007 . Aproximações . Lisbon . Portugal
• Monograph and exhibition reviewed in ‘O Expresso’ (‘O Actual’)
Mar 2007 . Aproximações . Lisbon . Portugal
• Monograph and exhibition reviewed in Magazine Artes
Mar 2007 . Aproximações . London . UK
• Monograph and exhibition reviewed in Hot Shoe
Mar 2007 . Aproximações . UK
• Monograph and exhibition reviewed in Source
Jan 2008 . Topologies . UK
• Monograph and exhibition reviewed in ‘O Expresso’ (‘O Actual’)
March 2008. Lisbon. Portugal 
 Work reviewed in L+arte
March 2008. London . UK
 Work reviewed The Art Newspaper
 
 
SELECTED TALKS AND SEMINARS 
 
2002 .  The London Institute . London . UK
• Hosted a seminar for MA Photography course students
2003 .  The University of the Arts London . London . UK
• Hosted a seminar for MA and BA Photography course students 
2004 .  The Institute of Europeans Studies . Macau .China
• Organizer and host of a one day seminar entlitled ‘The rehearsal of space’ 
 2004 .  The Herefordshire College of Art & Design . Hereford . UK
• Hosted a seminar for Fine-Art course students as part of the Herefordshire Photography
Festival ’04
2004 .  Escrita na Paisagem I . Monsaraz . Portugal
• Talk at annual environmental architecture convention 
2005 .  The Slade . London . UK
• Hosted a seminar for MA and BA Photography course students 
2005 .  Photofusion . London . UK
• Talk entitled ‘The Diminishing Present’
2005 .  Escrita na Paisagem II . Évora . Portugal
• Talk at annual environmental architecture convention 
2006 .  The University of the Arts London . London . UK
• Hosted a seminar for MA and BA Photography course students 
2006 .  Modern Art Centre . Lisbon . Portugal
• Talk entitled ‘The Diminishing Present’
2006 .  Galeria Graça Brandão . Lisbon . Portugal
• Talk entitled ‘The Diminishing Present’
2006 .  Aperture Foundation . NYC . USA
• Talk entitled ‘The Diminishing Present’
2007 .  Bedford College . Bedford . UK
• Talk entitled ‘The Diminishing Present’
2007 .  Arts Institute at Bournemouth . Poole . UK
• Talk entitled ‘The Diminishing Present’
2007 .  Camberwell College of Arts . London . UK
• Talk entitled ‘Topologies’
2008 .  Aperture Foundation . New York . USA
• Talk entitled ‘Topologies’
2008 .  Casa do Saber . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil
• Talk entitled ‘Topologies’
2008 .  BCA Gallery . Bedford .UK
• Talk entitled ‘Topologies’
2008 .  FNAC . Lisbon . Portugal
• Talk entitled ‘Topologies’ 

Martins photographs the beaches bordering cities in Portugal and Iceland creating flattened and timeless images.  As he explains: "These nighttime beach images are all about temporal experience - there is a kind of theatricality to them, a sense of observing an abandoned stage, or a stage awaiting some event." These moments bring the viewer to another world, yet he does not manipulate or stage any of his photographs.  While these images convey a sense of solitude and emptiness, the manner in which they are composed fills the viewer with a sense of calm rather than abandonment.   Nostalgic props of an imminent event or one in the recent past are also an important aspect of the work in this series.  As a result of his positioning of the camera and use of natural ambient light, life size objects can seem minuscule.  He plays with the notion of scale and composition to confuse the viewer, not knowing whether we are viewing an inhabitable space or simply model created in its form.  Even though the figures and subjects of these images appear to be contrived and manipulated for the scene, they are almost all found by the artist.

  • 3.21.12
    image Edgar Martins
  • 2.02.12
    image Edgar Martins
    www.ignant.de
    Edgar Martins Fotoserie 'The Time Machine: An Incomplete and Semi-Objective Survey of Hydropower Stations' zeigt Wasserkraftwerke, die zwischen 1950 und 1970
  • 5.21.08
    New York Photo Festival Awards

    The Gallery wishes to congratulate two of it’s artists who won awards at the recent New York Photo Festival

    Personal/Fine Art Series - Edgar Martins

    Photography Book - Amy Stein

    http://www.newyorkphotoawards.com/

  • 5.16.08
    image Edgar Martins, BJP

    Edgar Martins 
    Featured in The British Journal of Photography 

  • 5.15.08
    image Magazine Artes

    Edgar Martins

    Featured in Magazine Artes, May 2008

  • 5.15.08
    image Hustler of Culture

    Edgar Martins