Joanna Mamede is an artist-filmmaker from Brazil based in the UK. Her work explores notions of otherness, identity, and difference inspired by her own experience of being a bilingual woman living between distinct landscapes. Using different elements to translate meaning and create distance from reality, her films and installations fall between genres highlighting duality to reveal the spaces in between, and find familiarity in moments of uncertainty.
Her short films have been officially selected by festivals around the world including Aesthetica Film Festival, Future Now Symposium, Gstaadfilm and Berlin Revolution. Her Project Faceinthehole was exhibited at the Tate Modern during the Tate Exchange in 2019, and her piece Mirror on the Wall and experimental film Words Above All were part of the exhibition The Art of Fake News at The Rich Mix in London 2022.
She became a Master of Research in Art: Moving Image at Central Saint Martins in 2019, and advocates for the decolonisation of the Arts Curriculum and Exhibitions in the UK. Her research 'Transbordo: The Fear of the Other Word', analysed how women artists use text on screen to deconstruct oppressed language systems. She is on the Board of Trustees of Lux Moving Image in the UK, which promotes moving image artists and has the UK’s largest collection of films and videos made by artists. She also participates in the ICGC, the Institution that manages for educational purposes Gilberto's Chateaubriand's collection, with over 8000 artworks that portray the history of Brazilian art from 1915 to today.