Filmmaker, Visual Artist

Gabriel Abrantes, born in North Carolina, United States, in 1984. His films have premiered at Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Biennial, and the Toronto International Film Festival. They have been distinguished with a number of awards, including the Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique, the EFA prize at Berlinale, the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival, and the EDP Young Artist Award. His work has been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Britain (London), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the MIT List Visual Arts Center (Boston), the KunstWerke (Berlin) and Serralves Museum (Oporto). He took part in the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, the Bienal Tropical 2016, and the Biennale d’Image Mouvement 2014. His work has been shown in retrospective screening series at the Lincoln Center (New York) and BAFICI (Buenos Aires). Abrantes is a Visiting Artist Lecture at Harvard Film Study Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has worked as a Film Professor at Haute École d’Art et Design in Geneva. He currently lives and works in Lisbon.