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.
Santos has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and biennials, including: Barravento NOVO. Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro (BR, 2017); “Hunger for the Absolute: Land in Anguish at 50”, Tate Modern, London (UK, 2017); “Cascade”, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (UK, 2012); “The Encyclopedia of Ignorance”, De Vrije Academie, Den Haag (NL, 2007); “Mentiras e Humilhações”, Palácio da Aclamação, Salvador (BR, 2010); “O Julgamento de Paris”, MASP Museu de Arte de São Paulo (BR, 2010); “Que Fim Levaram Todas as Flores?”, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador (BR, 2008); “Commited Visions”, Museum of Modern Art, New York (US, 1992).
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.