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Filmmaker • Visual Artist  • Researcher




Pedro Mendes is a Brazilian transdisciplinary artist currently based in Madrid. Prior to his move, he completed his MA in Filmmaking at London Film School. His practice spans across experimental cinema, video art, photography, and performance, with his works being exhibited in galleries, institutions, and alternative spaces in Brazil.

At the core of his artistic practice is the exploration of the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of repurposed footage, including archival footage, home videos, and his own unfinished projects. 

Through his experiments with various mediums, Pedro explores the boundaries between reality and fiction by using self-referentiality as a tool to delve into themes of identity, the body, and memory. His latest work, After Myself (2023), is an essay film that weaves together personal recordings and dreamlike sequences to explore the inner landscape of grief. 

Since 2018, Pedro also collaborates creatively with his partner Amanda Gatti, in their joint experimental works in film and photography - including their current investigation of expanded cinema.

Currently, Pedro dedicates himself to the post-production of his latest experimental short films and is developing a new project - a transmedia graphic novel inspired by the aesthetic of fashion editorials and concrete poetry that reimagines the myth of Narcissus.

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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​


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

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2015)

Coordination by Roberto Tietzmann

Scholarship: FAPERGS​

Publications | Writing

2017-2019 -    Writer | 365 Filmes

                            Writing 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, London Film School - London, UK *

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


* upcoming

Prizes | Fundings and Grants


2016  - II Mostra E.F.A - Brazil

2015 - FAPERGS Scholarship  - Brazil​

Facilitation | Curation | Mediation 

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

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

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​​


2016-2019 -    Founding Member and Manager | Estudio X 

                          Artistic venue at Porto Alegre, Brazil

Collective | Collaboration


Since 2023 - Founding member | PAR collective

                            Research and creation across experimental cinema and performance

2017 -  Creative Collaborator | GrupoJogo de Experimentação Cênica

               Creator of audiovisual content for the theatre play "As Trevas Ridículas" as part of a Goethe Institut residency in Brazil

2016 -  Founding Member and Collaborator | Casa Peirô

               Artistic Venue at Porto Alegre, Brazil


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