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Carlos Pinto

MA work

For The Time Being

For the Time Being is a programme of live-photo performances using the social media app Snapchat. Existing only for a few moments, each intervention will question ideas of nostalgia, collective memory and intimacy as they are experienced through digital networks. The project expands the gallery experience on to an intimate, fleeting mobile platform to explore the shifting position of the photographic medium in relation to online image sharing culture. Audiences can engage with the new commissions anywhere in the world on their personal portable devices or visit The Photographers' Gallery to view the work alongside a programme of live events.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2019

  • My practice is concerned with relational programmes and events by bringing to focus a space of interpersonal experience and understanding where the audience is placed at the centre of the exhibition space as opposed to a static object of art. Within this field, I have been developing my own research and understanding of the institution's structures of power and control when employing acts of commensality. Namely engaging with how these often portrayed 'democratic environments' continuously remain as a way for the institutions (which includes the curatorial team) to maintain a thin but visible mode of control over their audiences.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art & History of Art, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 2014; Level 5 QRQ: Picture and Frame Restoration and Conservation, City and Guilds, 2017
  • Experience

  • Art fair curator and exhibitor, Carlos Carvalho Art Contemporânea Gallery, Photo London and Photo Basel, 2018–19; Curatorial internship, Serralves Museum, Porto, 2018
  • Exhibitions

  • 'For The Time Being', The Photographers Gallery, London, 2019; 'Too Much Information', Seventeen Gallery, London, 2018