"My work explores the perception of difference in language and culture, and text on screen as an arena of power. Through my practice, I've come to realise that being a native bilingual is an essential part of who I am."
Joanna Mamede's films and installations explore issues of translation and otherness inspired by her own identity of being a woman brought up between Brazil and the UK. She is an advocate for the decolonisation of the Arts Curriculum and Exhibitions in the UK, as well as access to a more diverse moving image content online. She became a Master of Research in Art: Moving Image at Central Saint Martins in 2019. My research 'Transbordo: The Fear of the Other Word', received a Distinction, and analysed how women artists use text on screen to deconstruct oppressed language systems and historical structures.
Her Short-Film Maybe Nymph has been part of the Official Selection for numerous film festivals around the world, including the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival in 2020 and was invited to screen at the FutureNow Symposium in 2021. Her Project Faceinthehole, exhibited at the Tate Modern during the Tate Exchange in 2019, is currently part of the exhibition The Art of Fake News at the The Rich Mix, London 2022. She is currently working on two film in the post-production phase: Turner and Good to See You.
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