hi, i’m miguel

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and if you like what you see, i’m available for assignments, collaborations and exhibitions.

You can learn about me here and also download my cv/portfolio of some of my art projects here.

I’m a freelance photographer and exhibition curator, artist and writer. From Lisbon, Portugal, now based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Passionate about working for NGOs in meaningful projects, collaborating with other artists and organizing exhibitions with impact. Some of my previous clients were:


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My work has been published, among others, in Le Monde Diplomatique, New Naratif, Cheongju International Craft Biennale official catalog, Revista Visão, Público P3, Southeast Asia Globe, Focus Cambodia, Mekong Review, Perspectives Asia – HBF Hong Kong, The CEO Magazine, Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia Daily, Khmer Times, Wapatoa, ChinaDaily, Le Petit Journal and AsiaLIFE Magazine.

I’ve collaborated in the past with organizations such as UNICEF, IOM – UN Migration, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Pulitzer Center, GIZ (the German international development agency), ASEM Cultural Festival funded by European Union, iDE Global, SHE Investments, Sevea Consultancy, Douleurs Sans Frontières, Women Peace Makers, Friends International, Okra Solar, AusCam Freedom Project, Cambodian Living Arts’ Art4Peace festival, Metahouse Cultural Center, Wildlife Alliance, Ikigai Arts Center, CEDT, Eco-soap Bank, Tamera Peace Research and Education Center, SHE Rescue Home and It’s Not Ok projects, Health Care Volunteers International, Elom Rohingya Refugees Community Center, Aziza’s Place, Train Time, Damnok Toek (Goutte d’ Eau – Cambodia) and Marine Conservation Cambodia.

I authored as well ‘A NEW KIND OF NATURE? as a prototype of Permaflux, a conceptual and socially-engaged art practice‘, a research paper for the official catalog of Cheongju Craft Biennale 2021 in South Korea – bronze award in the Craft City Lab competition and 2nd chapter of a long-term project on the use of upcycled waste materials for environmental awareness art installations (1st chapter exhibited in Cambodia in the Microgalleries’ Disrupting Climate Disruption: a Global Day of Action). Other past recognitions include: Special Jury Selection for the global collective exhibition Points of Return curated by A La Luz online (2022) and in Massachusetts, USA (2023), the design-in-residence Japanese program Door2Asia in Sambor Prei Kuk, Kampong Thom, and an art residency in Bamboo Curtain Studio, Creative Talents Program (Taiwan, 2020 – cancelled due to Covid-19).


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NGO Stories & Art Projects

Pulitzer Rainforest Outreach program Kuy indigenous community U.N. Migration (Coming back) I CAN, ability beyond disability What's your gold? There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Food with stories inside MHOPe, food systems in Cambodia The Cambodian cycle of food Covid-19 response by UNICEF The fundamental furniture of reality Electrifying remote villages with Okra Solar From disability to visibility The New Apsaras Jungle on my mind UNICEF and girl counselling project in rural schools Edjai, street waste pickers and the cambodian recycling trail Elom empowerment community center for Rohingya refugees in Kuala Lumpur Joss Vines, part of 'A new kind of nature?' upcycling art project Eco-soap Bank and its program of donations of recycled soaps in floating villages and rural schools In the next life film behind-the-scenes Following the journey of former poachers turned into forest rangers Cardamom mountains The impact of renewable energies on rural farms (with Sevea Consultancy) Re-inventing the solar cooker in Tamera peace biotope Identicity From roots to eternity desire to clouds Invisible Soldiers Everyday life with the Katkaris, India My tribe My photos, India Homeless people for peopleless homes People with stories inside, India Squatters of Phnom Penh, Cambodia I AM THE FIVE Growing pains Ocean creatures workshops in schools with MCC Life on the island, Marine Conservation Cambodia

For my work on art research, you can have a look on AFFECTIVE WALL, a multitouch intermedia instrument for realtime music and digital paintings created by the performer’s body-language through an innovative emotional analysis of movement and connection to sounds, rhythms, colors and shapes (a 19 out of 20 master thesis on Affective Computing in IST Tecnico Lisbon – research available here). A summary can be found in Another Thrill in the Wall, an Affective Eco-System Interface for Gestural Expressivity for the ACE 2011 – International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology.

For a sneak peak on some of my latest projects, a list of my past artist/curator work in Cambodia and a collection of media appearances:


60 The artificial irony of prophetic advancements, video-art as part of Reloaded
A-N-T-O-P-I-A / Papers, a mixed-media participatory installation and performances – in Seekers (May, 2023)
59 Indonesia exhibition, with the Embassy and IndoChamber of Commerce – in Baliku at L’Orangerie (May, 2023)
58 Overflowing, AI-based plastic awareness project for the KAS Waste Summit – in FactoryPP (May, 2023)
57 Jungle on my mind, as part of the global collective exhibition Points of Return curated by A La Luz – in The Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, Massachusetts, USA (May, 2023)
56 Food with stories inside, as part of the group exhibition Humans of Phnom Penh – in Wild PP (April, 2023)
55 A caring hand, with DSF – in the Language Center at the Institut Francais Phnom Penh (March, 2023)
54 The artificial irony of prophetic advancements, Ai-generated video as part of a group installation for the European Film Festival – in Perch (February, 2023)
53 Pteah Saart pop-up exhibition as part of a campaign to preserve traditional Khmer architecture in rural areas – in Sambor Prei Kuk, Kampong Thom (February, 2023)
52 A caring hand, with DSF for the International Cancer Awareness Day – in Bophana Audiovisual Center (February, 2023)
51 Pray For Prey, Rainforest Exhibition with the Pulitzer Center – in F3 Futures Factory (January, 2023), more info in the Pulitzer website
50 Close Your Eyes and See – in AirGallery, Factory Phnom Penh (December, 2022)
49 Our Roots Our Forest, Pulitzer Outreach Project for the Mekong Region – in BACC, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (November, 2022) also available online (better viewed in desktop mode) including the Cambodian section.
48 À procura da poesia do mundo, do poema em mim – in MeatU (September, 2022)
47 The eloquence of the sound made when a chain reaction is broken, an upcycled installation with boat propellers collected from the Mekong river, as part of Mekong Trashures group show – Metahouse (September, 2022)
46 What’s Your Gold, a fundraising exhibition with survivors of sex trafficking (more info here) – Shophouse Studio in Pteah Chas community building (August, 2022)
45 Life Will Win | ЖИТТЯ ПЕРЕМОЖЕ, a fundraising exhibition for humanitarian aid in Ukrainian war zones – AiR Gallery in Factory Phnom Penh (June, 2022)
44 Jungle on My Mind, as part as the global collective exhibition ‘Points of Return’ curated by A La Luz – online here, jump to section here (February 2022)
43 Through the lights and the smoke and the screens, in collaboration with Cambodian contemporary dancer Nget Rady and other artists, as part of S.E.L.F. an introspective art experience – Ikigai Arts Center (February 2022)
42 MHOPe, a collaborative media project on food systems in Cambodia (art direction, ‘Don’t hide the hand that feeds you’ as part of the photo group show, and series of videos ‘Food with stories inside’) – Odom garden and online (February 2022)
41 Sahaka Playground – as part of ASEM Cultural Festival, Asia-Europe Summit, in the Cambodia National Museum (November 2021)
40 A new kind of nature? (Vol2 Luxury Creatures) – Bronze prize at Craft City Lab competition in Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea (September 2021)
39 Oblivion, as part of Loei Art Fes – Bark Ka Barn Creative Garden in Dan Sai, Thailand (August 2021)
38 PenhArt2021, Cambodia Contemporary Art Fair (as invited curator, organization and the sound installation ‘Home’ – AirGallery at the Factory Phnom Penh (June 2021)
37 From Disability to Visibility – Factory Phnom Penh Artspace (February, 2021)
36 Srey 2021, group show Art4Women:Women4Art – Metahouse, PP (January, 2021)
35 Coming Back, online exhibition for IOM – U.N. Migration (December, 2020)
34 Jungle on my Mind – at the Cambodian Wildlife Photo and Film Festival, Siem Reap (September, 2020)
33 Chain>Action, an installation of photos on masks for the Covid19-related exhibition “You’re not alone” by InSTEDD – Bophana Center, PP (September, 2020)
32 The 70 years of friendship in my eyes, commission exhibition for the Royal Thai Embassy in Cambodia – FT Gallery, The Factory Phnom Penh (September, 2020)
31 I can feel you in colors, visual letter to Cambodia – House of Scott, PP (March, 2020)
30 #NatureIsFemale, as part of Our Love for Women – Le Boutier, PP (March, 2020)
29 The New Apsaras – Plantation Hotel, Phnom Penh (February, 2020)
28 EDJAI, in collaboration with HBS Foundation – Bophana Center, PP (January, 2020)
27 Book launch of Plastic Atlas, with HBS Foundation – Metahouse, PP (December, 2019)
26 Jungle on my mind, fundraising for Wildlife Alliance – 5DM, PP (December, 2019)
25 Throwing seeds to the world, hoping the wind will bring them to your gardens – HeyHey, PP (November, 2019)
24 Joss Vines street art installation, part of Microgalleries’ Disrupting Climate Disruption: a Global Day of Action – BKK3 area in Phnom Penh (September, 2019)
23 Joss Vines at the Waste Summit 2019 – The Factory Phnom Penh (September, 2019)
22 A glimpse on the Khmer farmer lifestyle and the potential of renewable energy in Cambodian agriculture, with Sevea Consultancy and the British Embassy, Royal University of Law and Economics, PP (March, 2019)
21 Plastic Kingdom, different views on waste and ecology in Cambodia – Metahouse Cultural Center, PP (December, 2018)
20 Commissioned exhibition for Sevea Consultancy – Institute of Technology of Cambodia, PP (December, 2018)
19 Squatters of Phnom Penh, part of the group exhibition Un/Cover – Metahouse Cultural Center, PP (October, 2018)
18 Phsar Art Group exhibition – Plantation Hotel, Phnom Penh (October, 2018)
17 HabiTACT – Plantation Hotel, Phnom Penh (October, 2018)
16 Dragons Never Die (w/ Flori Green, Chris Schiltz) – The Bodleian, PP (October, 2018)
15 Open your I (with Chamomile Diddell) – Neverland Artspace, PP (September, 2018)
14 Kairos, a collection of everyday life encounters with philosophy – Artillery Café, Phnom Penh (July, 2018)
13 The city is a playground (w/ Flori Green, Eric Gu) – Plantation Hotel, PP (June, 2018)
12 From roots to eternity, desire to clouds – photo-poems exhibition and poetry reading at Strangefruit & Jam gallery, Siem Reap (May, 2018)
11 IdentiCity – Metahouse Cultural Center, Phnom Penh (April, 2018)
10 Retro-Tropical-Cambo-Kitsch – Chinese House, Phnom Penh (March, 2018)
9 The Sound of Silence – street art installation, Phnom Penh (March, 2018)
8 From roots to eternity, desire to clouds – Intercontinental Hotel PP (January, 2018)
7 My City (with painter Rena Chheang) – The Cloud, Phnom Penh (December, 2017)
6 Collective paste-up street art exhibition – BKK streets, Phnom Penh (November, 2017)
5 Distance in everything, the everything in me – BookishBazaar, Kampot (June, 2017)
4 Do you mind to feed your goats again? (Untruth of the image) – LBar, PP (June, 2017)
3 I AM THE FIVE – The Mansion, Phnom Penh (May, 2017)
2 People with stories inside & In search of the imperfect – Kampot Readers and Writers Festival (November, 2016)
1 Is there a possibility of digital Lomo? – Battambang Digital Arts Festival (July, 2016)


66 #PrayForPrey Hopes to Restore Harmony Between Nature and Humanity (January, 2023)
65 Exhibition highlights the natural heritage of Cambodia – in Khmer Times (January, 2023)
64 ‘Pray for Prey’ promotes harmony with nature – in Phnom Penh Post (January, 2023)
63 Exhibit Urges Rainforest and Wildlife Conservation – in KiriPost (January, 2023)
62 “Pray for Prey” Art Exhibition in Phnom Penh: an Appeal to Protect Cambodia’s Forests – in Cambodianess (January, 2023)
61 Exhibition offers chance to ‘see’ world via other senses – in Phnom Penh Post (December, 2022)
60 ‘Close Your Eyes’: Phnom Penh exhibition invites guests to explore blind people’s everyday lives in Cambodia – in Khmer Times (December, 2022)
59 Campaign Aims to Safeguard the Rainforest – in KiriPost (October, 2022)
58 Join the #ShowMeYourTree campaign and fight for the Mekong’s unique rainforests – in Khmer Times (October, 2022)
57 Nine design for ‘door to Asia’ at Sambor Prei Kuk – in Phnom Penh Post and Post Khmer (August, 2022)
56 Exhibition Uses Art to Heal Females Rescued From Sex Trafficking – in KiriPost (August, 2022)
55 Making a difference – ‘What’s your Gold’ exhibition aims to help survivors of sex-trafficking on their healing journey – in Khmer Times (August, 2022)
54 Girls are good as gold at SHE rescue NGO – in Phnom Penh Post (July, 2022)
53 Japan Heart on blood drive to save kids – in Phnom Penh Post (June, 2022)
52 Your chance to make a difference to a Cambodian child’s life: Japanese NGO to hold blood donation drive at Aeon mall – in Khmer Times (June, 2022)
51 Japan Heart, AEON to hold blood donation event – in Phnom Penh Post (June, 2022)
50 Do your part to save lives and give blood tomorrow – in EAC News (June, 2022)
49 LIFE WILL WIN | ЖИТТЯ ПЕРЕМОЖЕ: An exhibition to support Ukraine – in Khmer Times (June, 2022)
48 Kingdom artists hold Ukraine benefit show – in Phnom Penh Post (June, 2022)
47 ‘Life Will Win’ brings art and charity in support for Ukraine  – in Cambodianess (June, 2022)
46 Ikigai’s SELF: A Haunting Journey Inward – in Khmer Nights (March, 2022)
45 Cambodia’s food system: Health and security in the hands of women – in Focus Cambodia (March, 2022)
44 MHOPe Exhibition of Food Waste, Security, and Sustainability Is Ready – EAC News (February, 2022)
43 A day in the garden: open-air exhibition at Odom garden focuses on nutrition, farming, sustainability and food security (February, 2022)
42 A Digital Campaign: Spreading Awareness and Promoting Food Security Online – in Focus Cambodia and Southeast Asia Globe (December, 2021)
41 Six Asian and European artists work together as “Sahaka Playground” for ASEM Cultural Festival – in EAC News (December 2021)
40 Sahaka Playground – in Asia Europe Meeting cultural program (December, 2021)
39 Civic agency despite shrinking spaces in Cambodia – in HBS Dossier (October, 2021)
38 Civil society voices on the fight against gender based violence in Cambodia – in HBS Dossier (October, 2021)
37 Coming back, Migrant workers in Prey Veng – in Perspectives Asia #10 (August, 2021)
36 Boosting nature-positive production, shortlisted on the GoodFood4All photo competition – Where the leaves fall Magazine (July, 2021)
35 Review of Penh Art, PP’s first contemporary art fair – in Art & Market (July 2021)
34 Penh Art Fair 2021 now at FT Gallery – in Phnom Penh Post (June, 2021)
33 From Disability to Visibility “We can do everything any other person can do” – in WhatsOnPhnomPenh (February, 2021)
32 Invisible artists now exhibitable – in PhnomPenhPost & PostKhmer (February, 2021)
31 Bewacht und beschützt durch Ting Mong – in Suedostasien (February 2021)
30 Art fair to show best works in Kingdom – in Phnom Penh Post (January, 2021)
29 Putting migrant workers at the heart of Covid-19 recovery – in Southeast Asia Globe (December, 2020)
28 The photo exhibit 70 Years of Friendship in My Eyes honors Thai-Cambodian relations – in Phnom Penh Post (September, 2020)
27 Portuguese photographer contributes to the Kingdom, a COVID19 response campaign – in Phnom Penh Post (June, 2020)
26 Every day stories of survival during the Covid19 crisis, a report from the streets of Phnom Penh – in Heinrich Boll Foundation’s website (May, 2020)
25 Scarecrowna, A variation on dealing with Covid-19 in Cambodia – in Heinrich Boll Foundation’s website (May, 2020)
24 Exploring the social impact of Cambodia’s garment sector – in China Daily (February, 2020)
23 The New Apsaras: Exploring the social impact of Kingdom’s garment industry – in Phnom Penh Post (February, 2020)
22 The New Apsaras & More Than Human – in Sabay News (February, 2020)
21 Les edjaïs, ramasseurs de déchets et rouages du recyclage au Cambodge – in LePetitJournal (January, 2020)
20 Celebrating Phnom Penh’s unsung heroes – in Phnom Penh Post (January, 2020)
19 EDJAIS: Invisible soldiers of Phnom Penh – in Khmer Times (January, 2020)
18 Exhibition EDJAI at Bophana Center – in BayonTV (January, 2020)
17 Beating the odds: Stephane Pariente – in CEO Magazine (December, 2019)
16 Life in the Koh Kong jungle through the eyes of forest rangers – in Phnom Penh Post (December, 2019)
15 Jungle on my mind, by Miguel Jeronimo – in Wapatoa (December, 2019)
14 Japanese expertise: Takashi Eguchi – in CEO Magazine (November, 2019)
13 Plastic Kingdom: Cambodia’s Recycling Trail – in New Naratif (October, 2019)
12 Connecting Cambodia: Ian Watson – in CEO Magazine (October, 2019)
11 Soldados Invisíveis, informal waste pickers – in Público P3 (July, 2019)
10 Article on Rohingya Refugees in KL – in Southeast Asia Globe (May, 2019)
9 Plastic Kingdom – published in Southeast Asia Globe, Phnom Penh Post, Wapatoa, ArtsEquator, Khmer Times and RFI (December, 2018)
8 Dragons Never Die – in Khmer Times (October, 2018)
7 Open your I – in Khmer Times (September, 2018)
6 IdentiCity – in Le Monde Diplomatique (July, 2018)
5 Exhibit takes on city’s identity – in Phnom Penh Post (April, 2018)
4 Retro-Tropical-Cambo-Kitsch – in Phnom Penh Post (March, 2018)
3 An exhibition of contrasts – in Khmer Times (December, 2017)
2 Squatters of Phnom Penh – in AsiaLIFE magazine (June, 2017)
1 I AM THE FIVE – published in Visão Magazine, Mekong Review, UnFrame, Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia Daily, RFI, Social Documentary Network (April and May, 2017)