Gabriel Abrantes

Gabriel Abrantes (1984) lives and works in Lisbon (PT). He explores cinematographic language in his films and videos – he writes, directs, produces and occasionally also acts in them. His films confront historical, social and political themes through an investigation of post-colonial, gender and identity questions. Abrantes has regularly shown his work at museums such as the Tate Britain (UK), the Palais de Tokyo (FR), the MIT List Visual Arts Center (US), Museu Serralves (PT) and Kunst- Werke (DE). He has presented solo shows in museums and galleries and participated in group shows at ICA (UK), Lincoln Centre (US), Caixa Forum (ES), CAM – Gulbenkian (PT) among others. His films have been distinguished with a number of awards, including the Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique, the EFA prize at Berlinale, the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival, and the EDP Young Artist Award.