Pedro Neves Marques (they/them) is a filmmaker, visual artist, and writer.
ART & CINEMA
They were the Portuguese Official Representation - Portugal Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022) and were awarded the prestigious Pinchuk Future Generation Art Prize in 2021 and the Present Future Generation Art Prize at Artissima in 2018 for their art career. Their film Becoming Male in the Middle Ages was awarded the Ammodo Tiger Short Award at IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2022, and their film The Bite won best short film awards at Go Short - Nijmegen, Mix Brasil, Sicilia Queer Film Festival, and Short Waves, as well as the Kodak Prize at MIEFF in 2020.
They have exhibited at major art institutions globally, including solo shows at High Line (New York), e-flux (New York), Pérez Art Museum of Miami (Miami), Castello di Rivoli (Turin), Gasworks (London), CA2M (Madrid, with Zahy Guajajara), CaixaFórum (Barcelona, with Zahy Guajajara), 1646 (The Hague, with Zahy Guajajara), Torreão Nascente - Galerias Municipais de Lisboa, Berardo Museum Collection (Lisbon), EDP Foundation (Lisbon, with André Romão). They participated in biennials such as Liverpool Biennial, Gwangju Biennale, Guangzhou Image Triennial, New Museum Triennial, Yinchuan Biennale, and Göteborg Biennial, among others, as well as in group shows at SculptureCenter and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), PAV (Turin), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Inside Out Museum (Beijing), Guandong Times Museum (Guangzhou), Matadero (Madrid), MAAT (Lisbon), Sursock Art Museum (Beirut), and Hamburg Kunstverein, among many others.
In 2021 they founded, together with Catarina de Sousa, the cinema production company Foi Bonita a Festa. Their films premiered at film festivals such as IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam and TIFF - Toronto International Film Festivals, and have screened at New York Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Panorama Brazil, Vienna Shorts, London Short Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Indie Lisboa, DocLisbon, Melbourne International Film Festival, Vila do Conde Short Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and Thessaloniki International Film Festival, among many others. They have also been screened at art institutions such as Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), HOME (Manchester), Tate Modern Film (London), Serpetine Galleries at Peckhamplex Cinemas (London), and Anthology Film Archives (New York), among others.
In 2020 they co-founded, together with Alice dos Reis, the poetry and literary publisher Pântano Books / Livros do Pântano, with whom they published their first poetry collection, Sex as Care and Other Viral Poems (2020). Through their imprint they publish regularly the work of international authors and have translated the poetry of CAConrad into Portuguese.
Their poetry has also been included in magazines and catalogues such as Documents of Contemporary Art: Health (MIT Press and Whitechapel, 2020), Sex Ecologies (MIT Press), and Dolce Criolo magazine.
Their critical writings focus primarily on the intersections of art and cinema with ecology, gender, technology, and science fiction. They are a regular contributor to e-flux journal and Art Criticism and have published in magazines such as The Bafller and in books by MIT Press, Verso, Sternberg Press, Archive Books, and museums such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, among others.
They are the editor of the anthologies YWY, Searching for a Character Between Future Worlds (Sternberg Press, 2022) and The Forest and the School/ Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (Archive Books, 2015). They were also guest-editors for e-flux journal #65, the Supercommunity issue, for the 56th Venice Biennalle in 2015, on the theme of "Apocalypsis", since available by Verso.
They are the author of two books of short stories, Morrer na América (Abysmo Editora and Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2017) and The Integration Process/ O processo de integração (Atlas Projectos, 2012).
They are happily and steadily writing their first novel and developing their first feature length film, while keeping busy with short stories and the daily practice of poetry.