Eder Santos

(this page was last updated in March 2024)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1960.
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Represented by Albuquerque Contemporânea and Luciana Brito Gallery.

PIPA 2016 nominee.

A pioneer of multimedia art in Brazil, Eder Santos is recognized worldwide for developing hybrid projects that mix visual arts, cinema, theater, video, and new media. His works belong to the permanent collections of the MoMA in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, two of the largest contemporary art museums in the world. Santos has participated in biennials and festivals in Brazil and overseas, including the World Wide Video Festival, held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There, the artist presented the installation “Enciclopédia da Ignorância” (“Encyclopedia of Ignorance”), also shown at the Media Art Film Festival of Milan, Italy, at the Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and at Luciana Brito Gallery in São Paulo, Brazil. Beyond his work as a video installation and video performance artist, Santos has an award-winning career as a film director. He has made fifteen short films, the TV series “Midnight Tales” (2004, TV Cultura, 90 episodes), and the feature film “Intriguing People” (1995), which was awarded Best Montage at the 17th Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, and Special Mention in the 17th Festival et Forum International des Nouvelles Images in Locarno, Switzerland. Currently, Santos is working on the distribution of his second feature film, “Blue Desert”. The project is a result of the artist’s continuous experimentation with video language and his relationship with the visual arts.

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