Jorge Molder (Lisbon, 1947). Lives and works in Lisbon.
The artist is graduated in Philosophy from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (1972). Jorge Molder is one of the most outstanding Portuguese artists being probably one of the best-known and most important Portuguese photographers of contemporary art. His work is filled with mystery, and he mostly uses his own image to reflect on the unreachable, that is to say the world of thoughts and dreams. The artist is also strongly influenced by literature and philosophy; consequently he developed a taste for the dark places of the soul, the “disturbing oddness”, the map of our desires and ambiguities. Jorge
Molder realized his first individual exhibition in 1977, and has held numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums ever since. He was an invited artist to the 24th Biennale of São Paulo (1994), and also represented Portugal at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999). He was awarded the AICA/Portugal Prize (2006-07) and the EDP Foundation Grand Prize Art (EDP Grande Prémio Arte) (2010). Spanning a career of over 30 years, Jorge Molder has held more than 50 solo exhibitions both in Portugal and abroad, in between other, in Madrid, Paris, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York. His work is represented in countless important museum collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, USA; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Collection, PT; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, ES; MAAT / EDP Foundation Collection, Lisbon, PT; Maison Européene de la Photog¬raphie, FR; Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum, BR, and La Maison Rouge / Marin Karmitz Collection, Paris, FR.