BIO / Filmography / sound / Curator / publisher / canvas
Born in Portugal in 1976, he enrolled in Film Studies at the Portuguese national film school, Escola Superior de Teatro & Cinema, where he would obtain a bachelor degree in editing and narrative. In 2002 he founded the electronic and electroacustic music label Plancton Music.
His incursions into experimental cinema and video art work began in 2004, with his work being selected for international exhibitions at art galleries and film festivals in countries like Great-Britain, Spain, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Mexico, Peru, France, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, China and Italy. Among them, the 2016 video art piece ‘She got the idea’ which was selected for the Spanish international video art festival Proyector ‘best of’ special program.
In 2015 he produced and directed ‘O último guerreiro romântico’, a piece commissioned for theater, and was the subject of the ’10 years video art retrospective’ at Lisbon’s Adamastor Studios art gallery.
In 2016 he directed and curated the Lisbon videoart and experimental cinema international exhibition ‘Oblíqua’ curating the first Portuguese anthology ever and featuring experimental work from 7 countries as well as producing several programs representing Portugal in other international exhibitions.
In 2018 he premiered ‘O que a Noite Rouba ao Dia’ (‘Drifters of a shadowy dream’), produced with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a film that would later win the Maracay International Film & Video Festival (Venezuela) the prize for the Best Experimental Fiction Feature.
film & video
music publising @ Pancton Music
curator @ Oblíqua
text Calouste Gulbenkian PT / EN / FR
Nina Menkes interview at Senses of Cinema
music under pseudonym