ABOUT

 Photo by André Santos

Photo by André Santos

Ruben Mália is a freelance photographer based in Porto (Portugal), specialized in documentary and candid work.

His passion for life and the human condition have driven him to develop and focus his work towards home and explore the current and changing state of Portugal documenting its people and culture, while capturing the soul of an old nation at the very edge of Europe.
As a curator, Ruben also partners with galleries, institutions and independent photographers providing guidance in the production of captivating and impactful visual narratives which will contribute in bringing the best of each photographic project to public.
Currently, Ruben is working on several new zines and limited edition books as well as upcoming gallery showings and workshops

Contact: ruben.malia@gmail.com


Curriculum Vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Gallery Geraldes da Silva - Don't Tell Them, Show Them (2017)
Viana Cine Club - Aqui Há Gente (2017)
Almeida Garrett Library - Aqui Há Gente (2016)
Gallery Geraldes da Silva - Aqui Há Gente (2016)
Maquinas de Outros Tempos - Collecting Reality (2013)
Gallery Porta 22 - Collecting Reality (2012)
Forum Maia – Maia Music Festival (2009)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Gallery Geraldes da Silva - III Mostra de Fotografia Geraldes Silva (2018)
Municipal Gallery of Corroios – 14th Corroios Photo Contest (2011)
Gallery Porta22 - Reflections on Porto (2011)
Planalto Fotográfico - I Iberic Documentary meeting – Pilgrims(2010)
Café Fenix (Porto) – Magreb (2010)
Municipal Gallery of Corroios – 13th Corroios Photo Contest (2010)
Casa do Alto Pedrouços – Retrospective Maiact 2008 (2009)

EDUCATION
Martin Parr Masterclass at Magnum (2012)
João Kulcsar  Curatorial Masterclass (2011)
Nuno Lobito Masterclass Travel Photography (2010)
Instituto Português de Fotografia (2007/2009)

CURATOR
Fotografar é dar Vida - NGO VIDA (2017)
Constructive - Julio Aires (2016)
Cirque Sans Solei - Henry Milléo (2014)
L´èlégance Ordinaire - Elizabeth Char (2014)
Black and white spots of the Gobi Desert - Alexei Skripin (2014)
City Lines - Isabella kramer  (2014)

LECTURES & PANELS
Anos Depois - Portuguese Institute of Photography (2018)
Conversas com Fotografia@F8 Fotografia - Lisbon (2014)
1ªs Jornadas de Turismo e Ambiente - E.S.Rio Tinto (2013)
Planalto Fotográfico - I Iberic Documentary meeting (2010)

AWARDS
Finalist EI Award 2015 - Encontros da Imagem 2015
HPA - Humanity Photo Awards 2015 - Performance Award - Festivities
IPA - International Photography Awards 2014 - Honorable Mention in People-Portrait
IPA - International Photography Awards 2013 - Honorable Mention in Editorial - Political
IPA - International Photography Awards 2012 - Honorable Mention in Editorial - Photo Essay and Feature Story
IPA - International Photography Awards 2011- Honorable Mention in People-Culture
IPA - International Photography Awards 2010 - Honorable Mention in Travel/Tourism

ZINES
Summer of a Thousand Julys - 2018
Don’t Tell Them, Show Them - 2017
Anti-Austeridade - 2016
Dream Inn Vol1 - 2016 (2nd Edition)
Dream Inn Vol1 - 2015

BOOK EXHIBITIONS
Anti-Austeridade - Carnegie Museum of Art | PGH Photo Fair April 2017
Anti-Austeridade - Magnum Foundation | June 2017
Anti-Austeridade - Image Text Ithaca Symposium | June 2017
Anti-Austeridade - Massachusetts College of Art and Design | Dec 2017