03.06.2022 — 18.09.2022

Art History Festival

France-Portugal Season 2022

Miguel Branco

Château de Fontainebleau

As part of the theme dedicated to the animal and Portugal by the Festival of the History of Art at the Château de Fontainebleau in 2022, the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger gallery presents works by the artist Miguel Branco, one of the major artists of the contemporary Portuguese art scene, whose work questions nature and man, his evolution, through the animal and its gaze. In his paintings, drawings and sculptures, the artist often revisits images drawn from the history of art.
Born in Castelo Branco, Portugal in 1963, Miguel Branco studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon and directed the Painting Department of Ar.Co. – Center for Art and Visual Communication in Lisbon from 1994 to 2018. Since 2012, the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery has supported his work, which is presented in international institutions such as the MUDAM in Luxembourg, the CAM – Modern Art Center of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Serralves Foundation in Porto. In 2015, the Museum of Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck, devoted an important exhibition to him, followed in 2016 by a solo exhibition at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris. Works by the artist were presented at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris in 2021 (Contemporary Portuguese Art at the Portuguese Embassy 2021)