Mario Macilau (Mozambican, circa 1984) Four prints from the Zionist Series 40 x 60cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in) each. ((4))

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Lot 74
Mario Macilau
(Mozambican, circa 1984)
Four prints from the Zionist Series 40 x 60cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in) each.

Sold for £ 2,295 (US$ 3,124) inc. premium
Mario Macilau (Mozambican, circa 1984)
Four prints from the Zionist Series
print on cotton rag paper
40 x 60cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in) each.
(4)

Footnotes

  • Mário Macilau was born in Maputo in 1984. A source of inspiration to the artist, he continues to live and work in the capital city today. Although interested in photographs from an early age, he was only able to pursue it himself after he traded his mother's cellphone for a camera in 2007.

    Macilau's photographic series are often the product of years of observation and reflection. His frames often have an ephemeral, transitory quality. But on closer inspection, it becomes apparent that these are no chance occurances or random arrangements; they are carefully composed by the artist, and explore themes as wide ranging as identity, equality, social inclusion, the environment and conservation. Macilau sees his camera as a vehicle for change, a way of drawing attention to social ills and injustices. In addition to his photographic pursuits, Macilau has been involved in many educational projects including Walking Together (WT), aimed at improving girls' access to education.

    The artist primarily shoots primarily in black and white, with muted tones and textures. The use of natural light and underexposed backgrounds create poetic, soft-edge images.

    Over the last two years, Macilau has been invited to exhibit at the United Nations Office, World Press Photo, and the Universal Rights Group. In 2015, his photographs won him the European Union Award for Environment. In the same year he exhibited at the Vitra Design Museum's exhibition 'Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design'. In 2014, he was selected for the exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, 'Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America'.
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Mario Macilau (Mozambican, circa 1984) Four prints from the Zionist Series 40 x 60cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in) each. ((4))
Mario Macilau (Mozambican, circa 1984) Four prints from the Zionist Series 40 x 60cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in) each. ((4))
Mario Macilau (Mozambican, circa 1984) Four prints from the Zionist Series 40 x 60cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in) each. ((4))
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