Manuel Luís Cochofel was born in Huambo, Angola. Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He has a degree in Music by the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He is represented by the Gallerie AFKSome of his works where bought by public and private institutions in Portugal and abroad, like Optimus, Thyssen-Krupps, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Tubus, Camara Municipal de Vila Franca de Xira, Câmara Municipal da Moita, Banco Privado Atlântico, etc.

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

Solo:

 

2009: 'The Inner World of Valentina 170167' in Galeria Pente 10, Lisbon.

2009: 'Binary Bodies' at Fabulas, Lisbon, with curatorship of UMBIGO Magazine.

2006: ‘Stop.Motion’ in Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Torres Vedras

2005: '(In)quietudes' in Escola Superior de Educação de Setúbal

2005: 'Rolling Lives', LisboaPhoto, Galeria Álvaro Roquette.Arte

 

 

Colectives:

 

2014: 'Novos Trabalhos #2', at Galeria Av. da Índia, Lisbon, with curatorship by António Júlio Duarte.

2013: 'Encenação e revelação' at AFK Gallery, Lisbon.

2013: 'Fotografia Contemporânea', at AFK Gallery, Lisbon.

2008: ‘Dress Code’, in Primopiano Gallery, Lecce, Italy.
2008: ‘Eros e Thanatos’, in Primopiano Gallery, Lecce, Italy.
2007: ‘Crush on Rush’ (work about New York) with Rui Dias Monteiro at ‘Galeria 9arte’ , Lisboa.
2006: Projecto_Lisboa, in Estufa Fria, Lisbon.
2006: II Mostra de Fotografia do Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
2006: IX Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira.
2005: VII Bienal de Fotografia da Moita.
2005: VIII Bienal de Artes Plásticas Cidade do Montijo.
2004: FIXART, IX mostra colectiva de Fotografia, Torres Vedras.
2004: ‘uma forma concreta ou (re)velada’ na ‘Galeria 9arte’ in Lisboa, with Teresa 
Huertas.
2004: Colective with Bruno Espadana in Espaço Sacramento, Lisboa.
2003: Colective ‘Ponto.com’, Centro Cultural de Lagos.

 

 

Prizes:

 

2005: First Prize (ex-aequo) of the IX Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira.
2005: First Prize (b/w) in the VIII Concurso de Fotografia da Vila de Corroios.
2005: First Prize in the III Concurso de Fotografia de Porto de Mós ‘Fotomós’.
2004: Honorable Mention in the Concurso “Um Certo Olhar” of BES.
2003: First Prize (color) in the V Concurso Nacional de Fotógrafos Amadores, da AGEFE.
2003: First Prize (b/w) in the VI Concurso de Fotografia da Vila de Corroios.
2002: Second Prize (b/w) in the V Concurso de Fotografia da Vila de Corroios.

 

 

Publications:

2015: Cover and interior photographs of the CD "Entre Madeiras" by the Portuguese Classical Trio, Entre Madeiras.

2011: Cover and interior photographs of the CD "Incognito" by Paulo Amorim.

2008: Several photographs in the book ‘Photography FAQs: Portraits’ by AVA Publishing.
2008: Portfolio in the magazine ‘Autêntica’, 1st number of 2008.
2008: Cover of the book: 'Dossier Regicídio' of Editora Tribuna.
2006: Cover of the book: ‘O rapaz que amava Anne Frank’ by Ellen Feldman.
2006: Cover and folio in the Magazine A23.
2006: Cover of the CD "Música Contemporâneo Portuguesa" of the “Trio Mediterrain”
2005: Cover of the CD of Jazz “RAUM”
2005: Folio on the Magazine Artes.
2004: Cover of the CD “Corvos 3”
2004: Photos in the books: ‘The AVA Guide to Travel Photography’ and ‘The AVA 
Guide for Outdoor Portraits’ of Cathy Joseph.
2004: Folio in the Magazine Super Foto Prática.
2002: Cover of the book “O Deus Que Guarda o Escritor” by Maria Helena Ventura.