Caio (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Monte Real, Berlin and Lisbon. Probably this means he is not based anywhere, really.
Born in Monte Real, Caio finished Art and Media degrees in the art universities of Lisbon (BA) and Berlin (MA), received scholarships from the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in 2015, and from the Berlin Senate in 2022-23 (Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium), and has been part of the Raumerweiterungshalle Collective for 2013-2023, at Berlin Ostkreuz. At the end of 2016, he was nominated with the artist group Moles/Mules for the Bundespreis für Kunststudierende (German federal prize for art students). His works and collaborations have been shown across the globe.
Through queer science-fantasy fiction, and a dash of clumsy humor, he explores social and existential
questions brought to him by his experiences of migration, which he has known in different ways -
geographical, assigned gender, class (up and down through artistic and educational scholarship
How are these different types of migration interrelated? Who can live where? Which existences or lifestyles are accepted, even possible, across geography, across class?
Stemming from the need to imagine a place of fairness and solidarity, their work analyses the dynamics of self-organised collectivity and those of one’s own changing nature. It is inspired by the worlds created by Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler, Marge Piercy and Samuel R. Delany, providing great insights into different possible societal structures, and helping shape empowering alternatives.
If you're interested in programming a film, commissioning an image, poster, illustration, or have a question, get in touch.
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