2023 · Party Studies

Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema 2023
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca


Working together for over a decade, Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca produce videos and video installations in dialogue with other artists and collectives. The duo has developed a research method according to documentary observation and investigation, constructing the direction, screenwriting, costumes, and soundtracks in collaboration with the protagonists of each project. This horizontal way of working is crucial for transmitting the frequently urgent, socially and historically determined content of their audiovisual investigation. Even in their incursions into other modes of making, such as woodcutting, social types and political friction are still formative elements of the discourse presented. 

carla filipe
post brothers


 Carla Filipe's work is composed from the appropriation of objects and documents, or built through the permeable relationship between art objects, popular culture and activism. In her research, the artist uses materials and elements, such as flags, posters, newspapers and railway artifacts. Her artistic career began in the city of Porto in 2001, as part of the artist run spaces flow, she was co-founder of the "Salão Olímpico" and the "Projecto Apendix", in 2009 she won a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the residency artistic at ACME Studios (UK), since then it has had a more established national and international path, since the Bienal Manifesta 8 “Diálogo entre região de Múrcia e Norte de África “ curated by Tranzit.org, Múrcia / Espanha (2010); Prémios EDP - Novos artistas, curated by João Pinharanda, Nuno Crespo, Delfim Sardo, Lisboa / Portugal (2011); V Bienal de Jafre, curated by Carolina Grau e Mário Flecha, Jafre / Espanha (2011); "Deaf / Dumb Archive", curated by Zbyněk Baladrán, Tranzit.Display, República Checa / Praga (2011); "Mon, am i barbarian?", curadoria Fulya Erdemci, 13 th Biernal de Istambul / Turquia (2013); " da cauda à cabeça" curated by Pedro Lapa, Museu Berardo, Lisboa / Portugal (2014); "Air Traces" curated by Alan Quireyns, Antuerpia / Bélgica (2014); "12 contemporâneos, Estados Presentes” curated by Suzanne Cotter and Bruno Marchand, Museu Serralves, Porto / Portugal (2014); Re-Discovery III- curated by Ulrich Loock, Autocenter, Berlim / Alemanha (2015), "Natural Instincts" curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Les Urbaines, Lausanne / Suiça (2015); “Le Lynx ne connait mas de frontières" curadoted by Joana Neves, Fundação D ́Entreprise Ricard, Paris / França (2015); “Au sud d’aujourd’hui” curadoted by Miguel Von Hafe Pérez; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris / França (2015); Artistic Residence (2015) Fundação Robert Rauschenberg, Captiva, Florida / E.U.A.; " Incerteza Viva" curadoted by Jochen Volz, 32" Bienal de S.Paulo / Brasil (2016); Incerteza viva: uma exposição a partir da 32o Bienal de S. Paulo, curadoted by João Ribas and Jochen Volz, Museu de Serralves, Porto/ Portugal (2017); 4th Ural Industrial Biennial curadoted by João Ribas, Ural / Rússia (2017); “ Extática Esfinge- Desenho e Animismo Parte II ” curated by Nuno Faria, CIAJG, Guimarães / Portugal; “O ontem morreu hoje, o hoje morre amanhã", curated by Carla Filipe e Ulrich Loock, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto / Portugal (2018).

Post Brothers is a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post, an enthusiast, word processor, and (co)dependent curator often engaged in artist-centered projects and collaborations, or occupying the secondary information surrounding cultural production. From 2016 through 2019, Post Brothers was the curator at Kunstverein München in Munich, Germany. They have curated exhibitions and presented projects in Poland, Mexico, Canada, Spain, the United States, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Latvia, The Netherlands, and China, and regularly publishes essays in art magazines, cultural journals, artist publications, and exhibition catalogues. They also participate in exhibitions with text-based and performative contributions, and lecture in art and educational contexts across Europe. Born in Los Angeles, California, Post Brothers completed their BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver (2006), and an MA in Curatorial Practices at California College of Arts in San Francisco (2009). They live in Kolonia Koplany, a small village near Bialystok in eastern Poland, and are currently an Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. 


jazmín lopez


Marie de Brugerolle (b.1967) is an art historian, curator, and author. Her concept Post Performance Future focuses on the history of performance art from the 1960s to its current state of dematerialization and absorption by the society of spectacle. She has been instrumental in rediscovering Guy de Cointet (1934-1983) and Californian conceptual art to European art viewers: first retrospectives of Allen Ruppensberg (1996), John Baldessari (2005), Larry Bell (2010). Recently Post -Performance Video, Prospective 1: Los Angeles (Coleman Collins, Nathaniel Mellors,Rodney Mc Millian, Anna Wittenberg). Her exhibitions projects envisioned our screen times:  RIDEAUX:Blinds , IAC (2015), art as a refuge: HOSPITALITY (2018), a response to temptations of closure: REVERSE UNIVERSE with Than Hussein Clark and Luigi Serafini, CRAC, 2020-21. She has organized shared events as SALON DISCRET (2017), MNAM, celebrating Paris Pompidou Center’s 40th anniversary and C’BARET… (2019) at LAXART, Los Angeles. To complement her research on performativity in visual arts she is working on its extensions with a new project Polysphères®, which considers the entanglement of theory and practice in an expanding vision. 

Jazmín López (Buenos Aires, Argentina). She is a filmmaker, a visual artist, and a professor. She graduated from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. She has also an MFA in Visual Arts from NYU and MFA in Visual Arts from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. She participated in the WhitneyISP program. Her work is represented by Ruth Benzacar art gallery and has been featured in venues like Fondation Pernod Ricard, San Jose Museum, OCAT, Tabacalera, Kadist, Istanbul Biennial and KW. Her films had participated in festivals like: Orizzonti official competition Venezia Biennial, Rotterdam Film Fest, Viennale, New Directors New Films at MoMA and Lincoln Center, Centre George Pompidou and KW institute Berlin, among many other world Film Festivals and featured in Variety and New York Times. She has taught a Master Class in École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and was part of the Jury in the 33 FID Marseille. She works as professor for NYU and as an assistant professor of Boris Groys. She worked as a full faculty professor at Universidad del cine, Buenos Aires. MoMA has recently acquired her films. 


teatro praga


Teatro Praga [“Plague Theatre”] define themselves as a group or federation of artists, with a coat of arms and a history. When someone asks who they are, they usually propose a rephrasing of the question, since they are something different with every show or day that passes. Still, they rejoice with the established order and find the unpredictable variations of themselves to be a way of enlarging the concept of predictability. Teatro Praga was born in 1995 and is currently located at Rua das Gaivotas in Lisbon. The group has been regularly creating theatre plays co-produced by the most prestigious contemporary cultural institutions in Portugal and have performed at several festivals and events in other European countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Denmark and Poland), in Israel and in China. 
Picture: Carlos Pinto



A being. Human who is an animal, who is also earth and air, who is fire and water and energy. Who doesn't believe in borders drawn on paper or anything that separates people, water and land. Born in Lisbon, with roots in Portugal and Angola.
Piny is a performer, choreographer, researcher, teacher and facilitator of mixed practices. Intersectional feminist, activist, body of pleasure and a political body. Interest, slow and long study in Yoga, Astrology, Tarot and non-western philosophy and religions.
In 1999, she began studying North African dances and their contemporary fusions and, since 2006, she has dedicated to Hip Hop and Clubbing culture, through dance (Breakdance, House, Waacking, Vogue) and Djing. In 2006, she co-founded the female crew ButterflieSoulFlow (Break and Dj), in 2012 the collective Orchidaceae (Fusion Bellydance) and in 2019 the collective Vogue PT.Chapter (Ballroom). With these collectives she organizes formal and informal events, where languages and objectives intersect; parties, battles, jams, talks, performances and training dedicated to urban culture and its intersections. She has been teaching nationally since 2008 and since 2014 she has taught at international festivals in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Graduated in architecture with a postgraduate degree in scenography, both at University of Architecture in Lisbon, she also finished a degree in contemporary dance a few years later.
Collaborates as a performer with several artists in different sets, having participated in concerts and videoclips (Sam the Kid, Nem Assassin, Philarmonic Weed, Deolinda, Mundo Complexo, Afrika Bambaataa, Batida, Ikokwe) and contemporary dance and theater pieces (Marco da Silva Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Pontes, Raquel Castro, Cristina Planas Leitão, Filipa Francisco, Tânia Carvalho, Tiago Guedes).
From her artistic work, the wandering between media, dreams and pleasure stands out. She highlights her work with her collective Orchidaceae and her latest pieces “HIP. a pussy point of view”, “Periférico” (in collaboration with Vhils), “Between dream and reality where do I sit"  and'' .G RITO”.



tim bernardes

A name that has drawn attention since his debut with his band O Terno, Tim Bernardes has established himself as one of the main composers in Brazil by releasing his first solo album, Recomeçar (2017), nominated for a Latin Grammy. The musician, who moves frequently and naturally between indie and MPB, collaborates and writes songs for figures like Gal Costa and Maria Bethânia. In addition to drawing praise from Caetano Veloso, the singer-songwriter also drew attention outside Brazil, being mentioned and promoted by artists such as Devendra Banhart and the group BadBadNotGood. He also participated in the Fleet Floxes American tour concerts. He recently released his second solo album, Mil Coisas Invisíveis, an album that Tim Bernardes compares to a book and that reveals him as an excellent thinker.