Nazaré Soares (Spain/Portugal) is an artist and curator. She works around notions of invisibility, imperceptibility, and magic engineering. Her research and practice When the Spell is Broken, from 2014 and onwards, is developed from her interest in systems of interconnectivity deeply grounded in topographies of the imaginary spaces. How mediation and translation processes within ontologies of these systems coexist with the body, language, landscape, and invisible architectures. Her practice interweaves, psychoacoustic and cinematic spaces, speculative design and performance arts, incubating spaces for ritual, and incubation means.
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. She is the chief editor of the online journal and podcast series sONgLineS DowSerS, a digital pilgrimage, and a transdisciplinary learning space for those called to investigate contemporary pharmacopeia, sound and healing arts, new ecologies, and cosmologies.
She is granted a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2017. She is graduated from Brighton University with a First-class degree in Moving Image Arts in 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 UK wherein 2010 she received The Ideas Taps and Magnum Photography Award.
Her work has been exhibited at numerous art venues and festivals worldwide, including amongst others, 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, Indian Habitat Centre, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Centro Botín, and Sonar Music & Technology Festival.