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AUGUSTO CALÇADA TRANSMEDIA ARTIST

Based in Sao Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

Languages: C2 Portuguese / C1 English / B2 Spanish / A2 French

augusto@ledome.com.br

BIO

   

          Augusto Calçada (b. 1990) is a Brazilian transmedia artist and researcher, holding a degree in Social Communication and Media from FIRB, with a specialization in Modern and Contemporary Art from MoMA in New York. He seeks an innovative and experimental approach that encourages the public to reflect on issues related to identity, society, memory, territories and culture. The artist develops his works using different media, such as installations, video art, cinema, experimental TV series, photography, design. His projects challenge conventional logic, social mechanisms, interfaces and have been exhibited in over 25 countries, including the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), Transmediale 2024 in Berlin, The International Video Art Forum in Saudi Arabia, /'fu:bar/ in Croatia, Museu da Imagem e do Som in Brazil, and The Wrong Biennale. Augusto Calçada is the co-curator of the ecoSYNTH Art&Science Festival in Berlin and founder of the Terrabytes Glitch Lab research group.

EDUCATION

2007   Graphic Design – ETEC Centro Paula Souza
2011   Communication & Media Studies - Faculdades Integradas Rio Branco

2023   Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization – MoMA New York

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

2008   Advanced Editing and Finishing @ DRC Training

2011   Directing Studies @ International Academy of Cinema 

2013   Videomapping and VJing with Lina Lopes @ SESC Vila Mariana 

2014   Video Poetry Workshop with Rudá Andrade @ Casa das Rosas 

2023   Sensitive Complexity: A Parallel between Video Games and Art @ UNICAMP

2023   Off the Clock: The Many Faces of Time @ University of São Paulo (USP)

2024   Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan @ The University of Tokyo

2024   Game Theory @ Stanford University (In progress)

EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS

 

2013   Virada Cultural 9th edition | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2013   Lourdina Rabieh Gallery | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2013   Magmart | Video Under Volcano | Salerno – Italy 🇮🇹

2013   TAL Award (Latin American Television) | Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾

2014   Oxygen Project, Buenos Aires Park | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2014   Entrepanos Exhibition, Ibirapuera Park | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2014   Cinemostra Pirata // Disruptive Pirate Gathering | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2014   FIVA – International Video Art Festival | Buenos Aires – Argentina 🇦🇷

2015   CineMis - Museum of Image and Sound of São Paulo | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2016   (id)art_fest – International Video Art Festival in Belforte del Chienti | Italy 🇮🇹

2019   Lift-Off Sessions | London – England 🏴

2019   Cine Natal 2019 Exhibition | Rio Grande do Norte – Brazil 🇧🇷

2019   BADESC Cultural Foundation | Florianópolis, Santa Catarina – Brazil 🇧🇷

2019   Tropicália Project – Marginália III – Oficina Theater | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2020   Penedo Cinema Circuit, Velho Chico Exhibition | Alagoas – Brazil 🇧🇷

2020   Flick Fair, Los Angeles | California – USA 🇺🇸

2020   Jaraguá Do Sul Film Festival | Santa Catarina – Brazil 🇧🇷

2020   Cine Tornado 2020, Curitiba | Paraná – Brazil 🇧🇷

2020   10th International Socio-Environmental Film Festival of Nova Friburgo | Rio de Janeiro – Brazil 🇧🇷

2021   The LETNetworks presents #AmLatino Film Festival – USA 🇺🇸

2021   9th International Video Art Festival of Camaguey | Camaguey – Cuba 🇨🇺

2021   Núcleo Videoarte Exhibition, Janaína Torres Gallery | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2022   One Earth Awards SEASON 07 | Bangalore – India 🇮🇳

2022   Cefalù Film Festival | Cefalù – Italy 🇮🇹

2022   Videoart.Ist Screening Program | Istanbul – Turkey 🇹🇷

2022   8th Athens Digital Arts Festival ADAF – FutuRetro | Athens – Greece 🇬🇷

2022   Videoarte Clube @ Villa Mandacaia | São Paulo – Brazil 🇧🇷

2022   4th International Video Art Forum @ Association of Culture and Arts in Dammam | Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

2022   Open air Screenings at Varnava Square | Athens – Greece 🇬🇷

2022   VIII Psychoactive Shorts Festival Échele Cabeza | Bogotá – Colombia 🇨🇴

2022   46th CIMASUB International Underwater Film Cycle of Donostia | San Sebastián – Spain 🇪🇸

2022   /'fu:bar/ Glitch Art Festival 2022 @ Multimedia institute net.culture | Zagreb – Croatia 🇭🇷

2023   Feminine Noun Video Exhibition @ Pinacoteca de São Bernardo do Campo | SBC – Brazil 🇧🇷

2023   Audiovision Experimental Festival 2023 | Florianópolis - Brazil 🇧🇷

2023   ROBOTSxMUSHROOMS curated by Myco Hackers and Ai Dada | Berlin - Germany 🇩🇪

2023   Mythcelium Festival 2023 | Berlin – Germany 🇩🇪

2023   Animated Expressions Expo | Normandy - France 🇫🇷

2023   Neum Underwater Film Festival | Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦

2023   /'fu:bar/ Glitch Art Festival 2023 | Zagreb – Croatia 🇭🇷

2023   5th International Video Art Forum @ Association of Culture and Arts in Dammam | Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦

2023   TheWrong Biennale 2023 | Global

2023   Feminine Noun Video - Pinacoteca Fórum das Artes | Brazil 🇧🇷

2023   Vertifilms - Vertical films festival | Tijuana – Mexico 🇲🇽

2023   GEN:48 -> Runway Artificial Intelligence Competition | USA 🇺🇸

2024   ecoSYNTH: from fungiverse to metaverse | Berlin – Germany 🇩🇪

2024   VideoClub – 17th edition “Sur Sur Sur” @ Silent Green | Berlin – Germany 🇩🇪

2024   5th Latin American Film Festival in Native Languages | Perú 🇵🇪

2024   VideoClub – 17th edition “Sur Sur Sur” @ CCC Centro De Cine Y Creación | Santiago – Chile  🇨🇱

2024   CosmiX - Experimental Film Festival @ Cinéma Saint-André des Arts | Paris – França  🇫🇷

2024   VideoClub @ The Living Gallery - Brooklyn | New York – USA 🇺🇸

2024   Re–Fest 2024 @ CULTUREHUB by SeoulArts & La MaMa | New York / Seoul  🇺🇸🇰🇷

FILMS AND TELEVISION 

2012   Craftsmanship (60') | 20 episodes of videopoems for SescTV

2013   XII Roads, Sounds and Stories in the Land of Tupiniqum Rock | DVD of Tomada Band

2015   In Others (9') | experimental short film

2018   Hiatus (5'34'') | xperimental short film

2019   Ritual of Wild Love (43') | medium-length film (experimental documentary)

2019   Agripínico Babble | 10 episodes of 1-minute capsules for SescTV

2023   Vamembolá (28') | short film (experimental documentary)

2023   BEYOND MIRRORS | short film generated with artificial intelligence for GEN:48

2024   Poetry in Transit (60') | 20 episodes of 3-minute videopoems for SescTV (In progress)

OTHER PROJECTS

2012   Lecture on "Trends in Creative Audiovisual" - Rio Branco Colleges | São Paulo – Brazil

2012   Participation in the 22nd ANPAP National Meeting with the Nú Ar project | Belém - Pará

2013   Post-production Director @ Paper Football Exhibition for the Football Museum | São Paulo – Brazil

2014   Guest Speaker at the II UNIPAC Academic Exhibition | São Lourenço – MG – Brazil

2014   Jury of the Minute Festival of the 14th Week of Communication, Audiovisual and Design of Rio Branco Integrated Colleges – SP

2014   Invited to form the evaluation committee for the final course work "Pata Amiga" of the Radio and Television course of Rio Branco Integrated Colleges – SP

2019   Chat with artists @ Tropicália Project - Oficina Theater | São Paulo – Brazil

2020   Chat with artists @ Old Chico Environmental Film Festival

2022   Artists talk | curated by Ejla Kovačević [HR] & Guests – Theme: "Anthropocene madness meets nostalgia"

2024   Directors talk | curated Mag Villeneuve @ Cinéma Saint-André des Arts (Paris)

CURATORSHIP AND EVENT ORGANIZATION
 

2020   Women on STAGE! Organization and curation of 5 public virtual meetings on the representation of women in the visual arts for Sesc São Paulo

2024   ecoSYNTH: from fungiverse to metaverse @ Vorspiel 2024 / transmediale & CTM Festival

(co-curated w/ Xristina Sarli & Matteo Campulla) | Berlin – Germany 🇩🇪

AWARDS

2009   1st – Best short film "Our Time is Now" – 9th Festcom FIRB

2013   Finalist – TV Series "Craftsmanship" – TAL Award (Latin American Television) | Montevideo, Uruguay

2014   1st – Best film "Bailado do Deus Morto" – (ID)_art_fest 2014 | Italy

2020   1st – Best experimental film "Ritual of Wild Love" - Jaraguá Do Sul Film Festival | Santa Catarina – Brazil

2020   Honorable Mention "Ritual of Wild Love" – International Socio-Environmental Film Festival of Nova Friburgo | Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

2022   Semi-finalist "Metaverso" – Cefalù Film Festival | Cefalù – Italy

2023   Semi-finalist "Porto do Madero" – Neum Underwater Film Festival | Bosnia and Herzegovina

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