Salomé Lamas

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Salomé Lamas (1987, Lisbon) studied cinema in Lisbon (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema) and Prague (Filmová a Televizni Fakulta Akademie Múzick’VCHV Praze), visual arts MFA in Amsterdam (Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie) and is a Ph.D candidate in Contemporary Art Studies in Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra).

In a fertile occupation of ‘no man’s land’ Lamas attempts to dissolve the apparent border between documentary and fiction; with an interest in the intrinsic relationship between storytelling, memory, and history, while using the moving image to explore the traumatically repressed, seemingly unrepresentable, or historically invisible, from the horrors of colonial violence to the landscapes of global capital. – Lamas’ has since 2009 been working with time-based image both on films that tour the festival circuit and that occasionally obtain commercial distribution, video installations aimed to be showed at art institutions and museums, she lectures master classes, facilitates workshops, takes part in artist talks and juries, is a visiting lecture at art universities and in 2017 she presented her first stage creation.