Fabiano Mixo | Woman without Mandolin

The artwork rethinks cubism as a film medium by using digital motion compositing, combined with a visual concept that captures several perspectives of the same subject using different camera angles. In the film, the choice of Picasso’s ‘Girl with Mandolin’ confronts this European art context with the evident influence of African art and the vigour of black culture. As a portrait it displays the formalistic methods and aspects of Cubism, expressed through a strong woman: the conscience, feelings and the memories of different cultures and history.

Multimedia artist & filmmaker. b. 1987, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in Berlin. Studied Art & Media at EAV Parque Lage and Film & Communication Studies at PUC University in Rio de Janeiro. In Berlin he concluded his studies in Filmmaking at FilmArche. His work is inspired by poetry, semiotics and daily life, exploring the re-contextualization of history, culture and the media through his personal experiences and memories in order to give alternative interpretations of the present. Mixo’s work has been involved in digital art exhibitions and international festivals such as Aurora Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibition (USA), Videoformes (FRA), Cairo Video Festival (EG), Slamdance Film Festival (USA) and IndieLisboa Intl Film Festival (PT). In 2015, he won the Lumen Prize People’s Choice Award with his work "WOMAN WITHOUT MANDOLIN" and was also finalist for the 7th Screengrab International Media Arts Award with the same artwork. He is currently developing the video installation "Letters to Lumière" (360° short films) which will be shown 2016 in the Museum of Arts and Technology Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 


EMAF Media Arts Award of German Film Critics – 2016

Best Experimental Film Prize at the 26th MEDIAWAVE – 2016

Lumen Prize Audience Award – 2015


LICHTER Art Award – Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2016

11th Soirée Allemande  – Clermont-Ferrand, France 2016

7th Screengrab International Media Arts Award – Townsville, Australia 2015

The Lumen Prize Exhibition – Worldwide tour | Wales, UK 2015