Today, under the rubric Um dia, uma obra ("One day, one work"), we highlight some curiosities about Edgar Martins, artistic representation that joined the MUDAS Museum’s collection very recently.

Edgar Martins was born in Évora, in 1977. At the age of two, he moves to Macau with his family, where he grew up. In 1996, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he graduated in Photography and Fine Arts at the University of the Arts. Later, he held a master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Royal College of Art.

He has been exhibiting individually, since 1999, in cities such as Macau, London, Edinburgh, Oporto, Lisbon, Coimbra, Funchal, Madrid, Frankfurt, Beijing or New York.

In 2009, he won the Banco Espirito Santo (BES) Photo Prize. In the same year, he collected the Sony World Photography Award, in the category of Natureza Morta (Still Life), with the series of photographs Silóquios e Solilóquios sobre a Morte, a Vida e outros Interlúdios ("Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and other Interludes"). In 2018, he was considered one of the best photographers in the world by the World Photography Organization.

Credits: MUDAS. Madeira Contemporary Art Museum