I’m Pedro Ferreira, an artist and PhD student of Fine Arts, Multimedia Art, at the University of Lisbon. I research post-digital aesthetics in audiovisual art and in both my artistic and academic work I’m interested in art that addresses technologies and their effects in culture and society.
Pedro Ferreira (born in 1988 in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal) is a multimedia artist based between Portugal and Berlin who started to make short videos as a child and as a teenager spent his time playing electric guitar, creating web-pages, making graphic design and street art. In 2007, he studied Multimedia at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, and, in 2011, pursued a Master’s degree in Multimedia Arts and Culture at the University of Porto, Portugal, with a focus on experimental film and live cinema performance. In 2018, he enrolled in a PhD program in Fine Arts, Multimedia Art, at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he researched post-digital aesthetics in audiovisual art and addresses the impacts and effects of digital technologies in daily life, society and on the environment. In October 2022 he submitted his dissertation and is now waiting for a date for the defence. In his artistic research he engages in artistic experimentation with media materiality and his works range from experimental music, sound art, installation, audiovisual performance, experimental film, video art and net art.
— Fine Arts, Multimedia Art – PhD degree at University of Lisbon, Portugal 2018-present.
— Multimedia Arts and Culture – Master’s degree at University of Porto, Portugal 2011-13.
— Multimedia – Bachelor’s degree at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal 2007-11.
— Things I do when I'm bored (video-installation) presented at [e]motion I Graduate Conference on Science and Technology of the Arts, Porto, Portugal 2021.
— Debris: The detritus of digital media technologies (Conference paper), ARTECH – Hybrid Praxis – Art, Sustainability & Technology. 10th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts, Aveiro, Portugal, 2021.
— Off the digital: neo-analogue hybrids (Conference paper) co-written with Luísa Ribas, xCoAx 9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Online 2021.
— Post-digital Aesthetics in Contemporary Audiovisual Art (Conference paper) co-written with Luísa Ribas, xCoAx 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Online 2020.
— Disrupção Audiovisual em Práticas de Arte Pós-Digital: Disfuncionalidade e Ruído na Obra “On A Scroll Through The Cloud" (Conference paper) Encontro de Investigação em Arte e Design – EnIAD, CIEBA/FBAUL 2019.
— O Limite e a Tensão Atuante na Obra de Hugo Paquete (Article) Revista Estúdio n.27, julho-setembro 2019, CIEBA/FBAUL 2019.
— O Limite e a Tensão Atuante na Obra de Hugo Paquete (Conference paper), Congresso CSO Criadores sobre outras obras, CIEBA/FBAUL 2019.
— (DES)conexão: um laboratório de alquimia digital (Installation booklet), Ana Gago, Diogo Marques, João Santa Cruz, Pedro Ferreira (wreading digits - colectivo de artistas), Artech-International in collaboration with Aberta University, Lisbon 2018.
— Innovative digital moving images: structural digital video and handmade digital cinema (Article), hambrecine 2013.
— Avant-garde and experimental cinema: From film to digital (Master’s thesis), University of Porto 2013.
— Recipient of the doctoral scholarship FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon 2019/21.
— Artist-in-Residence, INVITRO-GERADOR, Lisbon 2018.
— Artist-in-Residence, AV Espaço Montepio, Porto 2016.
— Artist-in-Residence, Thraidos Artist Residency Thailand at Prem International School, Chiang Mai 2015.
— Artist-in-Residence, Move On EMARE - European Media Artists in Residence Exchange at the Images Festival, Toronto 2014.
— Recipient of the Erasmus internship scholarship, Assistant Professor Multimedia and Electronic media class, Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław 2012/13.
— Debris, Maker Art - Pandemia, The New Art Fest, collective exhibition online (2020).
— On A Scroll Through The Cloud, xCoAx 2020, collective exhibition online (2020).
— On A Scroll Through The Cloud, Post.Digital.Dreams, collective exhibition, Tbilisi, Georgia (2019).
— On A Scroll Through The Cloud, Split Level, collective exhibition, Kunstraum Potsdamer, Berlin (2019).
— Constructive Rest, sound artist for Judith Förster's performance, adastudios, Berlin (2019).
— (Un)evenness, Jovem Criador, collective exhibition, Museu de Aveiro, Aveiro (2019).
— (Des)conexão, co-author, exhibition and audiovisual performance, Atelier Concorde in Lisbon (2018).
— The Time It Takes To Melt, sound artist for Judith Förster's performance, Uferstudios, Berlin (2018).
— open.circuit, Audiovisual performance at Spektrum in Berlin (2018).
— Erosion, installation and performance, The Beholder, collective exhibition, SomoS Art House in Berlin (2017).
— Material Representations: Sound Meetings, 30-minute program of selected works, CoCArt Music Festival, Torun (2017).
— For wetter or borse installation, Vitrine 01, Berlin (2017).
— No Matter Where You Go You Are Here, video-installations and A/V performance, group exhibition, AV Espaço Montepio, Porto (2016).
— Material Representations, 60-minute program of selected works, presented as: live performance with PortaJazz in Porto (2016); film-concert with the band Tropy at Fonomo Festival Bydgoszczy (2015) and a Poland-wide tour (2016); A/V performance at Entropia Gallery in Wrocław (2015).
— Fragments #5, Move On, collective exhibition, Werkleitz Festival, Halle (2015).
— A Thousand Things To Frame, curatorial program of Portuguese artists’ moving images, Regional Support Network, Videofag, Toronto (2015).
— Transit/Transform/Transmit, solo exhibition, selected videos and sound installation, photography and live cinema performance, Being Generation, Toronto (2015).
— Fragments, presented as: A/V performance with Allison Cameron at Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (2014); 60-minute program presented at CineCycle in Toronto (2014).
— (Portugal dos pequeninos)^2, solo exhibition, video installations, Galeria Tomás da Costa, Oliveira de Azeméis (2014).
— Woliery 10, self-portrait photography, group exhibition, MWW Contemporary Museum, Wrocław (2014).
— You can’t buy a ticket for this session, live cinema performance presented at Galeria U and MWW Contemporary Museum in Wrocław (2014).