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.
Pedro also collaborates creatively with his partner Amanda Gatti, with their joint experimental works in film and photography since 2018, 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.