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Selected Works


In my artistic practice, I delve into the exploration of personal narratives through a diverse range of artistic mediums and interdisciplinary and experimental processes around the realm of moving images.  I strive to create a fluid and evolving autofictional self that reflects my perspective on the interconnected themes of memory, identity, and the body through a contemporary lens.


Pedro Mendes is a Brazilian-born visual artist and researcher. Through cinema, video and photography as the main mediums, he develops interdisciplinary practices related to the possibilities of auto-fiction in visual narratives, encompassing experiments with repurposed moving images - such as archival footage, home videos and photographs.


In his works, Pedro explores a constant reinvention of the self through a process of autobiographical archeology, in which he rescues and ressignifies different materials to create pieces that reflect his life and experiences as a bisexual, disabled and immigrant artist. His work has been featured in exhibitions and festivals across Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 


Before establishing himself as a solo artist, he engaged in diverse creative pursuits, including having his own artistic studio - mainly focused in video and photography - and working as a film critic.

He holds a MA in Filmmaking from the University of Warwick/London Film School (UK, 2023) and a BA in Audiovisual Production from PUC-RS's School of Communication, Arts, and Design (Brazil, 2017), where he was the first student of his course to be awarded with a research scholarship (CAPES-CNPQ).

In addition to his artistic practice, Pedro dedicates himself to research and writing critical texts, furthering his investigation into auto-fiction and visual narratives. He also collaborates with his partner, Amanda Gatti, on joint experimental works in film and photography, including their current exploration of expanded cinema under the artistic duo PAR.

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Academic Education


MA in Filmmaking - London Film School, London, UK (2023)

BA in Audiovisual Production: Film & Video - PUC-RS, Brazil (2017)

Further Education​


2023 - Film LAV S8MM #19  -  Madrid, Spain

2019 - Larry Wilson’s Screenwriting Workshop  - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2019 - Creative Film Production, Cinemateca Capitólio  - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2017 - Film Criticism, Cinemateca Capitólio  - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2017 - Notions for writing Critical Essays, Cinemateca Capitólio - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016 - Film Curation, Cinemateca Capitólio - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016 - African Cinema, Cinemateca Capitólio - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016 - Povera Animation, Casa Peirô - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2015 - Formatting projects for Television, PUCRS - Porto Alegre, Brazil

Academic Research


Elements of Network Consumption:

Mapping Characteristics of Regional Audiovisual Digital Platforms

PUC~RS, Brazil (2015)

Coordination by Roberto Tietzmann

Scholarship: FAPERGS​ (CAPES-CNPQ)

Publications | Writing

2017-2019 -   Writer | 365 Filmes

                            Articles and film reviews for the biggest Brazilian website on cinema

2015 - Book "Anais do Intercom Rio 2015 :

XXXVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Ciências da Comunicação"

              ISSN: 2175-4683

              Rio de Janeiro, Brazil​​

Selected Group Exhibitions | Screenings​ | Live Performances


2024 - After Myself, BFI LFS Showcase - London, UK

2023 - Vanilla Underground: REDUX, Notodo Film Festival - Madrid, Spain 

2021 - Yellow Cage, Mostra Sesc Cinema - Brazil

2021 - Yellow Cage, Mostra Play The Film - Pernambuco, Brazil

2019 -  Live Flesh, Goodbye Lenin - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2018 -  Exhibition Jogos de Linguagem, Centro Municipal de Cultura - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016 -  Exhibition II Mostra E.F.A Porto Alegre, Brazil​

Prizes | Fundings and Grants


2016  - II Mostra E.F.A - Brazil

2015 - FAPERGS (CAPES-CNPQ) Scholarship  - Brazil​​


2016-2019 -  Founding Member and Manager | Estudio X 

                          Artistic venue at Porto Alegre, Brazil

Facilitation | Curation | Mediation 

2022 - Facilitator - Filmmaking Course, Wac Arts - London, UK

2021 -  Facilitator - Introduction to the Cinematic Language - Porto Alegre, Brazil​​ (virtual)

2019 - Talk - “Oscar na Cultura” - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2019 - Talk - “20th Anniversary of Central Station: Revisting a Classic” - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2018 - Talk "Scenic Photography" - Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016 - Curation - "All Women in Cinema Film Festival", Casa Peirô - Porto Alegre, Brazil

​2017 - Facilitator - "Practical Screenwriting", Estúdio X - Porto Alegre, Brazil​​

2016 - Facilitator - "Cinema Between Wars", Casa Peirô - Porto Alegre, Brazil​​

​2016 - Facilitator - "Practical Screenwriting", Casa Peirô - Porto Alegre, Brazil​​

​2014 - Facilitator - "Practical Screenwriting", PUC-RS - Porto Alegre, Brazil​​​


Portuguese, English, Spanish

Collective | Collaboration


Since 2023 - Founding member | PAR collective

                            Research and creation across experimental/expanded cinema and performance

2017 -  Creative Collaborator | GrupoJogo de Experimentação Cênica

               Audiovisual content for the theatre play "As Trevas Ridículas"  (Goethe Institut - Porto Alegre, Brazil)

2016 -  Founding Member and Collaborator | Casa Peirô

               Artistic Venue at Porto Alegre, Brazil

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