Master's Degree

Visiting Artists · 2024/25

Marco Martins
Portuguese artist and filmmaker, Marco Martins has developed a diverse work that goes beyond classic cinema, to television and theatre, performance, and installation. Among his films, Alice (2005), his first feature, was one of the most celebrated works of the decade, and São Jorge (2016) showed the hidden face of the great crisis of 2008-2012. Dealing with endangered characters, the filmmaker examines the most intimate side of our society.

Margarida Cardoso
A filmmaker with a long body of work since the 1990s, his concerns have spanned decolonial cinema, looking at the ruins and wreckage of the "empire" and the wounds of the Salazar dictatorship. She studied Image and Audiovisual Communication at the António Arroio School of Arts, in Lisbon. From 1982 to 1995 she worked in Portugal and France as an assistant director, annotator and on-set photographer. A Costa dos Murmúrios, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Lídia Jorge, is one of her main works, having been present at the Venice Festival. Sita-A vida e o tempo de Sita Valles, from 2022, is her most recent work.

In the 2023/24 academic year, the workshops integrated into Project I and II CUs are taught by: Leonor Teles (Cinematography), Laetitia Morais (16mm Film), João Rosas (Screenwriting), Filipa Reis (Production), José Vasco Carvalho (Sound Design), José Alberto Gomes (Soundtrack), Mariana Gaivão (Editing), Andreia Bertini (Color Grading).

Past visiting artists and scholars

Ben Rivers
The English filmmaker Ben Rivers is one of the most relevant contemporary artists/directors, with work ranging from fictional documentary to experimental cinema. Rivers has made over 30 films, including five feature films. Among the awards he has received are: the EYE Art Film Prize, 2016; FIPRESCI International Critics Award, 68th Venice Film Festival for his first feature film Two Years At Sea; Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel 42; Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, 2010; two-time winner of the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, a two-time finalist for the Jarman Award and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in 2015.

Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. She studied at the University of Porto and Lisbon, the Academy of Arts in Munich and the University of Arts in Berlin. She is interested in the fictional aspects of documentary, in the tenuous boundaries between cinema and its reception, and in the politics and poetics inherent to the moving image. His work includes art installations such as “F for Fake” (2005), “Rapport” (2007), “Le Passeur” (2008), “The Four Chambered Heart” (2009) or “Menograma” (2010), displayed a little all over the world. Her filmography includes films such as “Mined Soil” (2015), “Spell Reel” (2017) or “Sunstone” (2017), screened at national and international film festivals.

João Canijo Porto 1957) is a Portuguese filmmaker who started his apprenticeship as an assistant director on films by Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Paulo Rocha or Alain Tanner. He made his directorial debut in 1983, with the short film “A Meio-Amor”. “Três Menos Eu”, his first feature film, came 5 years later.He later worked for television, directing the series “Alentejo Sem Lei” (RTP). Since then, he has directed several feature films, such as “Sapatos Pretos”. “Ganhar a Vida”, “Noite Escura”, “Sangue do Meu Sangue”, “É o Amor” and “Fátima”. His latest films have been deepening a method of reconstructing the real and questioning Portuguese identity, through prolonged immersion in specific communities of the actors who embody his characters.

Luiz Camillo Osorio is Professor at the Department of Philosophy at PUC-Rio, researcher at CNPQ and curator at the PIPA Institute. Between 2009 and 2015, he was Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. In 2015, he curated the Brazilian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2016, he curated the exhibition “Calder and Brazilian art”, at Itaú Cultural and in 2017, he curated the 35th Panorama of Brazilian art at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, a museum to which he belonged to the curatorial board, between 2006 and 2008. He was an art critic for the newspaper O Globo between 1997 and 2008. He has published essays and reviews in magazines and catalogs and has curated independent curators in Brazil and abroad.

Sabeth Buchmann is an art historian and critic, dividing her time between Berlin and Vienna. She is Professor of Modern and Postmodern Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Together with Helmut Draxler, Clemens Krümmel and Susanne Leeb, she co-edits “PoLYpeN”, a collection on art criticism and political theory, published by b_books (Berlin). He also has several publications on art-related topics: “Art After Conceptual Art” (2006), “Produktion – Technologie – Subjektivität bei Sol LeWitt, Yvonne Rainer und Hélio Oiticica” (2007), “Film, Avantgarde und Biopolitik” (2009) ) and “Hélio Oiticica, Neville D'Almeida and others: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa” (2013).


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