Exhibitions

Instincts. Same but different.

Cristina Dias de Magalhães

Cristina Dias de Magalhães (b. 1979 in Luxembourg) is an artist photographer, who explores the human body and being through different ways of observing and perceiving. Over recent years, her photographic work has been exhibited in France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Tunisia, and China. She also holds a PHD in Fine Arts from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Instincts. Same but different was shown at the Imago Lisboa Pho- to Festival 2020, at the Centre d'Art Nei Liicht, and during the Eu- ropean Month of Photography 2021 in Luxembourg. www.cristina-dias.com

Instincts. Same but different.

About the exhibition

"Victoria’s and Helena’s birth changed everything. They are now part of my world, my life, myself. We evolve side-by-side united by a unique bond. I started Instincts. Same but different as the silent observer of this nascent dyad’s explorations and encounters. I now know that this has been the process to redefine myself as a woman, a mother, and an artist."

Instincts. Same but different reads like a diary in which Cristina Dias de Magalhães deciphers her family environment visually and emotionally. She rediscovers the moments linked to early childhood, and she establishes a dialogue between human and animal where instincts prevail and guide, endowed with symbolism. Her diptychs reveal a silent bond created through moments shared and felt together, reminding us that we are born into a complex world where instincts are the basis for survival.