Pedro Neves Marques, visual artist, filmmaker, and writer. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, and lives in New York, USA.

pedronevesmarques (at) gmail.com

Films and artwork:

He has exhibited and screened his films in art venues such as Tate Modern and Serpetine Gallery at Peckhamplex Cinemas (London), Yinchuan Biennale and Times Museum (China), e-flux (with Mariana Silva), SculptureCenter, Anthology Film Archives, and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York),V-A-C Foundation (Venice), PAV (Turin), Jeu de Paume (Paris), Espacio Odeon (Bogota), Contour8 Biennial (Mechelen), Sursock Art Museum (Beirut), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Casa do Povo (São Paulo), 12th Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador), and Museu Colecção Berardo, MAAT, EDP Foundation (with André Romão), and Serralves Museum for Contemporary Art (Lisbon and Oporto). He is represented by Galleria Umberto di Marino (Naples).

His short film manifesto A arte que faz mal à vista [Art and Hurt] premiered at DocLisboa International Film Festival 2018. His first short-fiction film, Semente Exterminadora [Exterminator Seed], produced by Capivara Filmes (Brazil) and Curtas Metragens - CRL (Portugal), premiered at IndieLisboa Film Festival in 2017. His short-film essay Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? premiered at DocLisboa International Film Festival 2013.

He was a resident at Gasworks Residency in 2018, London; Triangle Arts Residency New York in 2016-2017; Zentrum Paul Klee's Sommerakademie, Bern, Switzerland, in 2012 (coordinated by Jan Verwoert); and at Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy in 2009 (coordinated by Walid Raad).

Together with fellow artist Mariana Silva he runs inhabitants, an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting. Inhabitants has exhibited or collaborated with institutions such as TBA 21 – Academy, New Museum, Contour8 Biennale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Museu Colecção Berardo. It was shortlisted for the Visible Award in 2017.


He is the editor of the book The Forest and the School/ Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2015), an anthology on Brazilian Antropofagia (meaning cannibalism) read through the lens of anthropology and cosmopolitics. The book spans from 16th century missionary chronicles, the modernist avant-garde anthropophagic movement, and Amerindian cosmologies and perspectivist anthropology in Brazil. The book also gathers recent and newly commissioned essays by Brazilian authors, rethinking Antropofagia as a South American cosmopolitical philosophy proper. Texts by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Alexandre Nodari, Jean Tible, Suely Rolnik, Tânia Stolze Lima, Giuseppe Cocco, Paulo Tavares, along with Oswald de Andrade, Flávio de Carvalho, Pierre Clastres, Félix Guattari, Raul Bopp, Bruno Latour, Montaigne, Hans Staden, James Frazer, Hélene Clastres, and Davi Kopenawa. The book can be purchased online from Archive Books.

He was a guest-editor for e-flux #65, the Supercommunity issue, for the Venice Art Biennial in 2015, on the theme of "Apocalypsis," and has written for many magazines and publications.

He is 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). He is currently finishing his first novel, titled "The Theriomorphs," a science fiction based in Brazil involving the repatriation of artifacts from the extict Amazonian tribe, Jurupixuna, Brazil's industrial infrastructure, digital animals and artificial life after extinction, and feelings of depression and exhaustion after the Brazilian right-wing coup. From some time now he writes poetry daily, only sometimes considering to publish it.