Pedro Neves Marques is a visual artist and writer, working across fiction and theory, be it in the form of short fiction stories and critical essays, or in fiction films and more theoretically-based film-essays. His works and writings focus mostly on issues in anthropology, with a particular dedication to Amerindian struggles and cosmologies in Brazil, where most of his films have been produced. They portray a cosmopolitics of relations that can be traced through the history of colonialism past and present, and which, because of that, constantly weave a dialogue with ecology, science and technology, ideas of futurity, and a critique of Western posthumanity.
For his residency at Gasworks, Pedro will continue his collaboration with Kings College Robotics Department, where he has filmed before, as well as with UCL’s Social Anthropology department. In doing so his aim is to confront modern and Amerindian ideas of futurity and the body. He will also use the time at Gasworks to finish the final draft of his first novel, titled Na Sombra dos Teriomorfos (Under the Shadow of the Theriomorphs).
Pedro Neves Marques lives and works in New York. He has recently published his second short-fiction book, Morrer na América (Dying in America), 2017, and premiered his short fiction film, Exterminator Seed, 2017, at Indie Lisboa Film Festival. Together with artist Mariana Silva, he runs inhabitants, an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting: (http://inhabitants-tv.org/).
Pedro Neves Marques’ is hosted in the Juan Yarur Torres residency studio and his residency is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.