b. 1993 - Brazil
Currently in Brussels
Available to work in all EU



Debuting in the underground scene of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Miguel Soll have a processual approach to photography. Raw and dreamlike at the same time, his aesthetic combines elements of fashion, documentary and fiction, using the camera to create performative games where the relationship between the photographer, its subjects and the environment generates a space of experimentation. Themes like sexuality, memory, freedom and pulse of life are at the core of his production. Self-taught, Miguel’s work is largely shared online, and has already been published on websites such as Dazed and Confused and Art Das Kunstmagazin. He already participated in several collective exhibitions and in 2017 he was part of #Superflexcommunity open call, at Tate Modern, in London.


Surgindo na cena independente de Porto Alegre, Brasil, Miguel Soll fotografa de maneira processual. Crua e onírica ao mesmo tempo, sua estética combina elementos da moda, do documentario e da ficção, usando a câmera como ferramenta para criar jogos performativos onde a relação entre o fotógrafo, seus sujeitos, e o ambiente gera um espaço de experimentação. Temas como sexualidade, memória, liberdade e pulso de vida são centrais em sua produção. Autodidata, Miguel tem seu trabalho amplamente divulgado pela internet, já sido publicado em sites de revistas como Dazed and Confused e Art Das Kunstmagazin. Já participou de diversas exposições coletivas, tendo exposto em 2017 no Tate Modern, em Londres, como parte da convocatória #superflexcommunity.
I speak:
Portuguese,
English,
French


Besides photography, I also work as a director, producer, graphic and motion designer and cinematographer.







or email directly at contact.miguelsoll@gmail.com






"The big range of contemporary stylistic and technical possibilities can be a heavy burden to some, but for Miguel is a light and refreshing breeze. The use of flash on the foreground, artificializing the scene or creating reflections and overexposures, the use of unusual perspectives and compositions seeking for the power of the shock or the frustration of traditional sight, the focus on deconstructing the pose and the personal perspective are at the core of his work. [...] Part of this generation that has molded its sight by the network, Miguel can easily transit between documentation, art, fiction, fashion, experimentation and self representation, and the best of his work is that those categories are usually symbiotic, merged, confused. [...] freedom and pulse of life seem to be underlying to his photo essays: Natural, Daydream Electric Storm, Tiro Porrada e Bomba, and Mama. On his images, the ephemerality of life creates the beauty. That occurs on the previously cited works, but I feel that especially when seeing the images of Distilled Streets Melancholia Blues and on his self-portraits not coincidently named Self(ie) Destruction." Rochelle Zandavali

"With a wonderful affinity with analogue photography, Miguel explores the delicate boundaries between fantasy and reality. Gorgeous tones and nostalgic textures create a dreamy fantasy world and the perfect pedestal for his endearing muses. Raw and spontaneous, limitless and honest; Miguel creates beauty in chaos." Ballad of







Clients

BELGIUM
Subbacultcha

BRAZIL
W3Haus
(Graphic and motion design freelance)

Clava
(commissioned projects for Renner)

Onni

Också

Preza

Róca

Insecta Shoes

Avante Filmes

FRANCE
People Are Strange

David Lucas Paris

PORTUGAL
Bendita Profissão










Solo exhibitions





2018

BICHA (TERMO NÁUTICO: CABO QUE TENSIONA A VALUMA – PARTE DE TRÁS DA VELA DE UMA EMBARCAÇÃO),
Espaço expositivo Maurício Rosenblatt,
Instituto de Artes Visuais do Rio Grande do Sul,
Porto Alegre - Brasil





Group exhibitions





2018

CIRCULAÇÃO,
Galeria Ecarta,
Porto Alegre - Brasil

2017

#SuperflexCommunity,
Tate Modern,
London - United Kingdom

2015

O feminismo é para todas as pessoas,
Acervo Independente,
Porto Alegre - Brasil

2014

2a Edição da Exposição COLETIVA,
Acervo Independente,
Porto Alegre - Brasil

Fresh Faces,
Galpon, Porto Alegre - Brasil





Selected features