Nazaré Soares (Spain/Portugal/Norway) is an interdisciplinary artist & curator mainly working with neo-animism & spiritual technologies within contexts of contemporary art & deep ecologies. She works around notions of neo-pharmacopoeias, invisibility, imperceptibility, and magic engineering. Her practice interweaves, psychoacoustic and cinematic spaces, speculative design and performance arts, producing spaces for ritual and incubation means. Recently she is deepening her work in the magic of the water through quantic activism & aquatic bodywork practices, integrating them into artistic expression. Her research is developed from her interest in systems of interconnectivity deeply grounded in topographies of imaginary spaces, and inner landscapes. How mediation and translation processes within ontologies of these systems coexist with the body, land, language, landscape, and invisible architectures.
She is a founder of the art platform Invisibledrum based in Norway, a platform investigating interrelationships and interconnections within technology, art, ecologies, and animistic systems in contemporary society. Nazaré is a curator and board member at Tribute Earth, an NGO that provides access to ancestral wisdom and regenerative biocultural projects.
She received a scholarship at MFA LAV Program Laboratorio Audiovisual Creación Práctica Contemporánea in Madrid (2019). She was granted a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2017). She graduated from Brighton University with a First-class degree in Moving Image Arts (2014); as part of this course, she spent three months studying in Ramallah at the Academy of Art of Palestine. She spent a year from 2006 living and working in Tokyo, after which she moved to the UK wherein in 2010 she received The Ideas Taps and Magnum Photography Award. In holds an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in Photography (AVEC) from FP Luis Buñuel ( Madrid 2005). Currently, she is training in aquatic Somatic Education for aquatic Bodywork at Liquidzome water temple in Sintra, Portugal.
Her work has been exhibited at numerous art venues and festivals worldwide, including amongst others, the Art & Science Museum of Singapore, Palais des Congrès of Montréal, Metamorf Art & Technology Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art of Ethiopia, Brighton Museum, Fabrica Gallery Brighton, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, Indian Habitat Centre, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Centro Botín, Sonar Music & Technology Festival, Kunsthall Trondheim & Varanger Museum.