B.1985, Portugal


BIOGRAPHY Filipe Afonso’s work explores different modes of mediation (technology, media, art, tourism, religion, politics and economy) between humans and what they see, hear, think and feel. Influenced by the way human beings interact with technology and how our access to images is being transformed, his work, even if it sometimes can be focused on a character, speaks of global and universal meanings for contemporary anxieties produced in these forms of mediation. Currently based in Paris and studied Cinema in Lisbon and Prague. He has shown his work, curated or collaborated - among others - with the Harvard Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Microscope Gallery, Kassel Dokfest, the Portuguese and Tel Aviv Cinematheques, Indielisboa, Artists Television Access, Platoon Kunsthalle, Collectif Jeune Cinema, Cinema du Reel, Centre Pompidou, Gaite Lyrique, Pleasure Dome and MIX NYC.







Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, USA, 11/2014 (2-person show)

Microscope Gallery, NY, USA, 11/2014 (Solo show)

Orbital Family Movie Night! v1: positive reinforcements, Portland, USA, 11/14

Hackeny Picturehouse, London, UK, 11/14

The Picture Show Gallery, NY, USA, 07/14

Centro Cultural do Morgado, Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal, 06/2014

Experimental Film Festival Portland, Portland, USA, 05/14

IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 04/2014

Portuguese Cinematheque, Lisbon, Portugal, 04/2014

Chicago Hilton Hotel, WACH, curated by Jesse Malmed, Chicago, USA, 02/2014

Anthology Film Archives, NY, USA, 01/2014

IFAN Museum of African Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 01/2014

Kassel Dokfest, Kassel, Germany, 11/2013

Center for the Digital Arts at the State University of New York, NY, USA, 10/13

Canterbury Arms, London, UK, 09/13

Microscope Gallery, NY, USA, 08/2013

Portland Underground Film Festival, Portland, USA, 08/13

Artists Television Access, San Francisco, USA, 07/13

The Cinema Museum, London, UK, 07/13

ZDB Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, 07/2013

Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg, Canada, 06/13

Museo Universitario del Chopo, City of Mexico, Mexico

Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Regina, Canada, 05/13

Rice University, Houston, USA, 07/13

Moviemento Cinema, Xposed Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 06/13

Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel, 06/13

Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, USA, 06/13

Panorama - Portuguese Documentary Showcase, Lisbon, Portugal, 05/2013

Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 05/13

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Sonic Circuits, Washington, USA, 04/13

Experiments in Cinema Festival, Albuquerque, USA, 04/13

Warsaw Kinoteca, Poland, 04/13

Muzeum Sztuki, Katowice, Poland, 04/13

IX Media Art Monographic Show, Manziales, Colombia, 04/13

XII International Image Festival, Manziales, Colombia, 04/13

Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany, 03/13

Armory Center for the Arts, MIA-Moving Image Art Screening, Pasadena, USA, 03/13

INCAA ArteCinema, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 03/13

Alliance Française, Bangalore, India 02/13

Urban Research / The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany, 02/13

Strange Beauty Film Festival, Durham, USA, 01/13

Musej Pokreta, Online Show, 01/13

Museu de Historia Natural, Lisbon, Portugal, 12/2012

Krowswork Gallery, Okland, USA, 12/2012

University of Missouri, Serial Box Projects /Silent Surveillance Columbia, USA, 11-12/12

53rd International Fiction Film Festival - BRNO16, Brno, Czech Republic, 11/12

Video Art For All, Macau, China, 11/12

Berlin Porn Film Festival, Berlin, Germany 10/12

TradeWinds Revival Drive-in, Albuquerque, USA, 10, 2012

Reykjavik International Film Festival, Golden Egg Film Competition, Reykjavik, Iceland, 10/12

ArtSpace New Haven, Crystal Palace E.F.V.F. curated by Liena Vayzman, New Haven, USA, 10/2012

Casa Artelor, Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania, 10/2012

Cronosfera Festival, Cronosfera, Italy, 10/2012

Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 10/2012

Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, USA, 10-11/2012

FIC.Puebla International Film Festival, Puebla, Mexico, 09/2012,

Queer Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 09/12

Museu da Electricidade, Fuso - Video Art Festival curated by Jacinto Lageira, Lisbon,

Portugal, 08/2012

Bronx Art Space, Inside is not the opposite of outside, New York, USA, 06/2012

Galerija SKUC, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 06/2012

Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 05/2012

Indielisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 05/2012

Artists' Television Access, MENA experimental: Recent Experimental Film and New Media from the Middle East, North Africa, and Diasporas, San Francisco, USA, 04/2012