The post-archive is an art project developed by the artist Monica de Miranda  . The research project reflects questions of identity, memory, diaspora and history in relation to current migratory movements and Europe’s urban landscapes linked to Africa’s decolonization and independence movements. The project is a  platform for reflection that intends to function as a critical tool to investigate the heuristic value of history, cultural heritage and memory, in relation to place and space. Through a multidisciplinary research program, the project includes activities such as: seminars, conversations, performances and exhibitions. The project encourages the development of an integrated research linked to an artistic practice, as well as a reflection related to themes of urbanism, memory and identity, investigating practices and theories related to spaces, places, landscapes and borders related to decolonization. The archive combines past factual experiences with contemporary and fictional narratives. The archive includes the creation of a web platform that gathers and compiles documents, videos, audio and photography created by the artist herself and in collaboration with other artists in the study of urban realities present and past in the city of Lisbon and Luanda, Maputo and Praia.

Mónica de Miranda is a Portuguese artist of Angolan origin who lives and works between Lisbon and Luanda. Artist and researcher, her work is based on themes of urban archaeology and personal geography. She works in an interdisciplinary way with drawing, installation, photography, film, video and sound, in its expanded forms and within the boundaries between fiction and documentary. The artist graduated in Visual Arts and Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts (London) and rewarded a PhD in Artistic Studies from Middlesex University (London). In 2019, she was nominated for the New artist prize at MAAT and nominated in 2016 for the New Photo Bank Prize, exhibiting as one of the finalists at the Berardo Collection Museum. Some of her exhibitions include; Architecture and Manufacturing, at MAAT in Lisbon (2019); Panorama, Banco Económico (Luanda, 2019); Doublethink: Doublevision, Pera Museum (Istanbul, 2017); Daqui Pra Frente, Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, 2017-2018); Vila Franca de Xira Biennial Photography(2017); Dakar Biennialin Senegal (2016); Bienal de Casablanca(2016), Addis Foto Fest(2016); Encontros Fotográficos de Bamako (2015); MNAC (2015); 14ª Bienal de Arquitectura de Veneza (2014); Bienal São Tomé e Principe (2013); Estado Do Mundo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2008). In addition, she co-founded the Hangar project (Artist Residency Centre, Lisbon, 2014).


Her work is represented in several public and private collections, including: Calouste Gulbenkian, MNAC, MAAT, FAS and the Municipal Archive of Lisbon.