Lecture: Pedro Neves Marques

Two fingers pinch the screen of a mobile phone showing an anatomical drawing of a near-term baby, head down in a uterus. The white person’s other hairy hand holds the phone over an open book showing an inverted tree-like chart. Three anatomy and botany books are piled on a small nearby wooden table, which also holds a white cup of dark liquid.

Pedro Neves Marques, A Mordida [The Bite] (still), 2019. Video, 26 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Portugal Film.

Date and Time

Monday, May 1, 6–8 PM


Virtual on Zoom

Meeting ID:  933 1482 2173
Passcode: PLASMA2023


Free and open to all

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Pedro Neves Marques’s multidimensional practice includes cinema, poetry, critical writings, and art. Storytelling, a devotion to science fiction and speculation, and the confessional space of intimacy and emotions are defining elements throughout their work, gateways to imagine other possible futures and clashes between competing views of nature, technology, and gender.

Pedro Neves Marques (she/they) is a film director, visual artist, writer, and editor born in Lisbon, Portugal. They were the Official Portuguese Representation – Portugal Pavilion at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia and have been awarded a Pinchuk Future Generation Special Prize and the Present Future Art Prize. They have also received numerous awards for their films, including the Ammodo Tiger Short Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Their films have been included at the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and their work at large has been exhibited at High Line (New York), e-flux (New York), Pérez Art Museum of Miami (Miami), Castello di Rivoli (Turin), Gasworks (London), CA2M (Madrid, with Zahy Guajajara), Tate Modern Film (London), as well as the Liverpool Biennial, Gwangju Biennale, Guangzhou Image Triennial, and the New Museum Triennial, among many others. 

They are co-founders of the film production company Foi Bonita a Festa and of the poetry press Pântano Books, through which they published their first poetry collection, Sex as Care and Other Viral Poems (2020), as well as publishing the work of other authors and translating the work of CAConrad into Portuguese. They write between art, cinema, and theory regularly for e-flux journal and various publications, and edited several projects, most recently YWY, Searching for a Character Between Future Worlds: Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction (Sternberg Press, 2022).

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Media Study’s PLASMA Lecture Series.

Join us for a pre-lecture screening of Pedro Neves Marques’s two short films A Mordida [The Bite] (2019) and Tornar-se um Homem na Idade Média [Becoming Male in the Middle Ages] (2022) at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center on Thursday, April 27 at 7 pm.

Post Date May 1, 2023