Eder Santos – Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Eder Santos (b. 1960) currently lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

A pioneer of multimedia art in Brazil, Eder Santos is recognized worldwide for developing hybrid projects that mix visual arts, cinema, theatre, video and new media. His works integrate the permanent collections of institutions such as the MoMA in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, two of the largest contemporary art museums in the world. In Eder’s wide participation in biennials and festivals in Brazil and overseas, stands out the partnership with WWVF – World Wide Vídeo Festival, held in Amsterdam, Holland, where the artist presented the installation “Enciclopédia da Ignorância” (Encyclopaedia of Ignorance), also shown at the Media Art Film Festival of Milan, Italy; at the Palácio das Artes, in Belo Horizonte and at the Luciana Brito Gallery in São Paulo. Besides devoting himself to the creation of video installations and video performances, Eder Santos has an award winning career as a film director, having made fifteen short films, the TV series “Midnight Tales” (2004, TV Cultura, 90 episodes) and also the feature film “Intriguing People” (1995), awarded Best Montage in the 17th Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana(Cuba) and Special Mention in the 17th Festival et Forum International des Nouvelles Images in Locarno(Switzerland). Currently, Santos is dedicated to the production of his third feature film “The House of the Red Sunflower”. The project is a result of the artist’s continuous experimenting with video language and his relation with the visual arts.