Alexandre Alagôa (1994) is an experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist working between Lisbon and Luxembourg.
Alagôa’s work explores the mechanical, plastic and durational specificities of the audiovisual medium, and its immediate physical, raw and kinetic impact on the viewer’s perceptual organism and nervous system, often resulting in a xamanic-like ritual where eye, body and brain are submitted into a space and time-bending experience: matter, perspective and compositional logic are constantly being challenged, on the verge of a breaking point. From an obvious presentation of reality, to its manipulation and deterioration, Alagôa’s films usually present us a familiar world only to slowly exhaust it: a complete destruction of the Earth’s gravity, now entering a void where light and movement merge and interact into a new formless and shapeless world, shattering the senses of vision and hearing into new sensible and obscure realms.
Graduated in Multimedia Arts (2015), Master in Audiovisuals (2018) and Post Graduated in Sound Art (2019) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. From 2017 to 2018 integrates the Multimedia Art Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon as a Technician and Assistant, supporting the Audiovisual students in the development and presentation of film, video and installations.
Invited lecturer for Cultural and Educational Portuguese Institutions such as Atelier de Lisboa (Alvalade, Lisbon) and CineReactor (S. Sebastião, Lisbon), giving speeches on Experimental Film, mostly focused on the Structural Film approach. Also collaborated as a video and sound technician for portuguese Cultural Associations such as Associação Gandaia (Costa da Caparica, Portugal) and Gerador (Lisbon, Portugal).
In 2020 launches a new project entitled turva, an audiovisual label focused on the production and publishing of experimental art, along with portuguese musician and sound artist Luís Neto.
Alagôa’s films and audiovisual pieces have been present in international festivals and exhibitions, such as Go Short (The Netherlands, 2022), Videoformes (France, 2022), Monstra (Portugal, 2022), Vienna Shorts (Austria, 2021), Festival Tous Courts (France, 2021), Cairo Video Fest (Egypt, 2021), Flatpack (UK, 2021), Split Video Art Festival (Croatia, 2021), Strangloscope (Brazil, 2021), Art Madrid (Spain, 2020), InShadow: Lisbon Screendance Festival (Lisbon, 2018); Festival Ecrã (Brazil, 2018); Festival Video Art Miden (Greece, 2018); Richterfest (Russia, 2017); IVAHM (Spain, 2017); Festival Reverso 02 (Lisbon, 2016); I stood up and... never sat down again (Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, 2016).
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Corner2022
    Experimental
    framed2021
    Experimental
    GRID2021
    Experimental, Short
    VORTEX2017
    Experimental, Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    framed2021
    Experimental
    GRID2021
    Experimental, Short
    VORTEX2017
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
GRID
What You See Is What You Get
Den Haag
2022
Official Selection
GRID
Oodaaq
Rennes
2022
This is Short Selection
GRID
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Oberhausen
2022
Official Selection
GRID
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
Milwaukee
2022
This is Short Selection
GRID
Go Short
Nijmegen
2022
Portuguese Retrospective
GRID
Monstra
Lisbon
2022
Video Competition: Official Selection
GRID
Videoformes
Clermond-Ferrand
2022
Experimental Competition: Official Selection
GRID
Festival Tous Courts
Aix-en-Provence
2021
Official Selection
GRID
Transient Visions
New York
2021
Official Selection
GRID
Over the Real
Luca
2021
Official Selection
GRID
Cairo Video Festival
Cairo
2021
Official Selection
GRID
Vienna Shorts
Vienna
2021
Official Selection
GRID
Flatpack Festival
London
2021
GRAND PRIX
GRID
Split Video Art Festival
Split
2021
Official Selection
GRID
Strangloscope
Rio de Janeiro
2021
Official Selection
VORTEX
Art Madrid '20
Madrid
2020
Official Selection
VORTEX
ADAF: Athens Digital Arts Festival
Athens (Online Event)
2020
Official Selection
VORTEX
Mostra Nacional de Jovens Criadores
Oeiras, Lisbon
2019
Official Selection
VORTEX
Videolands
Thessaloniki
2019
Official Selection
VORTEX
Ibrida Festival
Siena
2019
Official Selection
VORTEX
Cairo Video Fest
Cairo
2019
Official Selection
VORTEX
Now&After International Video Art Festival
Moscow
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
Festival Images Contre Nature 18
Marseille
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
Festival Video Art Miden: From Zero to Infinity
Kalamata
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
Festival Ecrã
Rio de Janeiro
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
MOITAMOSTRA18: V@curral
Viseu
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
Counterpath: The Unseen Festival
Denver, Colorado
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
Pugnant Film Series: Fuck the Narration
Athens
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
InShadow: Lisbon Screendance Festival
Lisbon
2018
Official Selection
VORTEX
Proceso de Error: Festival Internacional de Video Arte
Valparaíso
2017
Official Selection
VORTEX
Filmideo 2017: Index Art Center
Newark, New Jersey
2017
Official Selection
VORTEX
IVAHM: International Video Art House Madrid
Madrid
2017
Official Selection
VORTEX
RichterFest: Science and Art Space
Moscow
2017
Official Selection
VORTEX
Festival Video Babel
Cusco
2017
College
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon
Graduation in Multimedia Arts
20122015
College
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon
Masters in Audiovisual Arts
20152017
College
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon
Post Graduation in Sound Art
20182019
Birth Date
September 11, 1994
Current City
Lisbon
Hometown
Sesimbra
Gender
Male
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