Alexandre Alagôa (1994) is an experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist working between Lisbon and Luxembourg.

Alagôa’s work explores the mechanical, plastic and durational specificities of the audiovisual medium, and its immediate physical, raw and kinetic impact on the viewer’s perceptual organism and nervous system, often resulting in a shamanic-like ritual where eye, body and brain are submitted into a space and time-bending experience: matter, perspective and compositional logic are constantly being challenged, on the verge of a breaking point. From an obvious presentation of reality, to its manipulation and deterioration, Alagôa’s films usually present us a familiar world only to slowly exhaust it: a complete destruction of the Earth’s gravity, now entering a void where light and movement merge and interact into a new formless world, shattering the senses of vision and hearing into new sensible and obscure realms.

Graduated in Multimedia Arts (2015), Master in Audiovisuals (2018) and Post Graduated in Sound Art (2019) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. From 2017 to 2018 integrates the Multimedia Art Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon as a Technician and Assistant, supporting the Audiovisual students in the development and presentation of film, video and installations.

Invited lecturer for Cultural and Educational Portuguese Institutions such as Atelier de Lisboa (Alvalade, Lisbon) and CineReactor (S. Sebastião, Lisbon), giving speeches on Experimental Film, mostly focused on the Structural Film approach. Also collaborated as a video and sound technician for portuguese Cultural Associations such as Associação Gandaia (Costa da Caparica, Portugal) and Gerador (Lisbon, Portugal).

In 2020 launches a new project entitled turva, an audiovisual label focused on the production and publishing of experimental art, along with portuguese musician and sound artist Luís Neto.

Alagôa’s films and audiovisual pieces have been present in international festivals and exhibitions, such as Go Short (The Netherlands, 2022), Videoformes (France, 2022), Monstra (Portugal, 2022), Vienna Shorts (Austria, 2021), Festival Tous Courts (France, 2021), Cairo Video Fest (Egypt, 2021), Flatpack (UK, 2021), Split Video Art Festival (Croatia, 2021), Strangloscope (Brazil, 2021), Art Madrid (Spain, 2020), InShadow: Lisbon Screendance Festival (Lisbon, 2018); Festival Ecrã (Brazil, 2018); Festival Video Art Miden (Greece, 2018); Richterfest (Russia, 2017); IVAHM (Spain, 2017); Festival Reverso 02 (Lisbon, 2016); I stood up and... never sat down again (Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, 2016).


2019, Post Graduation in Sound Art, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon

2018, Masters Degree in Audiovisuals, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon

2015, Graduation in Multimedia Art, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon


2023, Ibrida Film Festival, Forlì, Italy
2023, Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia [Award for Best Experimental Short Film] 
2023, Bucharest Short Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
2023, Light Matter, Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2023, Apertura Institute: Camara EscuraHouse of Haeg, Lisbon, Portugal
2023, Mientrastanto CineFacutad de Artes de Montevideo, Uruguay
2023, IndieLisboaLisbon, Portugal
2023, Light Matter, Cinemateca del Ecuador

2022, La Parceria (selection by the Bogotá Experimental Film Festival), Madrid, Spain
2022, Ateneu del Raval (selection by the Bogotá Experimental Film Festival)Barcelona, Spain
2022, Light Matter Film FestivalAlfred University, New York, USA
2022, Monstra: Monstra à Solta, Centro de Artes e Espectáculo de Portalegre, Portugal
2022, Prémios / AwardsFaculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, Portugal
2022, International Short Film Festival of CyprusCyprus
2022, AnimatouGenève, Switzerland
2022, Ibrida FestivalForli, Italy
2022, Festival International du Film de Nancy, Nancy, France
2022, Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia
2022, Festival Ecrã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2022, What You See Is What You Get, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2022, Pan-Cinema Experimental, Curitiba’s Cinematheque, Brasil
2022, Monstra à Solta, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal
2022, Short WavesPoznán, Poland
2022, Vienna ShortsVienna, Austria
2022, Experimental Film East AngliaNorwich, United Kingdom
2022, Video Art ProjectsThessaloniki, Greece
2022, Festival OodaaqRennes, France
2022, Kurzfilmtage OberhausenOberhausen, Germany
2022, S/ Título: Quer Curtas Ou NãoCorrente, Lisbon, Portugal
2022, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA
2022, Go ShortNijmegen, The Netherlands
2022, MonstraLisboa, Portugal
2022, VideoformesClermont-Ferrand, France

2021, Festival Tous CourtsAix-en-Provence, France
2021, Transient VisionsSpool Contemporary, Johnson City, NY, USA
2021, Cairo Video FestivalCairo, Egypt
2021, Over the RealLucca, Italy
2021, La Villa en Court 2Villa Rohannec’h, Saint Brieuc, France
2021, ConceptCICA Museum, Korea
2021, This Is Where We Are Right Now, Aggregate Gallery, Oakland, California, USA
2021, Vienna Shorts, Vienna, Austria
2021, Flatpack, London, UK
2021, Split Video Art Festival, Split, Croatia
2021, Strangloscope Festival, Brazil, Online Event

2020, ADAF: Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece
2020, Art Madrid '20, Spain

2019, Fear (Video Art Miden), Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece
2019, FulgenteDesterro, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, 9th Cairo Video Fest, Cairo, Egypt
2019, A Descida ao MaelstromCossoul, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, TridecasónicoZaratan, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, SOMA, Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, Portugal
2019, RUA (Caldas Late Night), Silos, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
2019, Ibrida Festival, Fabbrica delle Candele, Italy
2019, Videolands, MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece
2019, CINENOVA, Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Mostra Nacional de Jovens Criadores, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal

2018, InShadow: Lisbon Screendance Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
2018, North Bellarine Film Festival, Potato Shed, Drysdale, Victoria, Australia
2018, Counterpath: The Unseen Festival, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
2018, Pugnant Film Series: Fuck the Narration, Chimeres Space, Athens, Greece
2018, Festival Ecrã, Cinemateca do MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2018, Festival Video Art Miden: From Zero to Infinity, Historic Center of Kalamata, Greece
2018, Festival Images Contre Nature 18Videodrome 2, Marseille, France
2018, Now&After International Video Art Festival, ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow, Russia

2017, Festival Video BabelCentro Cultural USIL Cusco, Peru
2017, Expanding Film #1, Pica Studios. York, England
2017, Richterfest, Science and Art space. Moscow, Russia
2017, Germinal Experimental - This Is The Day, Germinal Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal
2017, IVAHM: International Video Art House MadridMuseum La Neomudéjar . Madrid, Spain
2017, GAB-A 11th Edition, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
2017, Filmideo 2017, Index Art Center. Newark, New Jersey, USA
2017, Proceso de Error: Festival Internacional de Video Art, Casa Plan. Valparaíso, Chile
2017, Um Mês Português, Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

2016, 180 Anos das Belas Artes, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
2016, Festival Reverso 02, Germinal Gallery / Sociedade Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon, Portugal
2016, GAB-A 10th Edition, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

2016, I stood up and... never sat down again, Group exhibition at Plataforma Revólver. Santos, Lisbon, Portugal


2021, turva’s showcase at Semibreve, Braga, Portugal
2021, live presentation of music/sound piece "The Jar”, at SMUP, Parede, Portugal

2020, Sound Session at the Exhibition "A Invenção da Amnésia”at Casa d'Avenida, Setúbal, Portugal

2019, Alexandre Alagoa + Pedro Tavares + ZCossoul, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Junqueira Session: Victor Biolchini / Alagoa, Junqueira Studio, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Elite Gymnastics, Bbb Hairdryer, Alagoa, Marie-Pascale Hard, Zaratan, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Alexandre Alagoa + André Silva + Pedro Tavares + Z, Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Tridecasónico (opening)Zaratan, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Alagoa / Tra$h Converters, Lounge Bar, Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Here and IFaculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
2019, Alagoa / Tra$h ConvertersCafé au Lait, Porto, Portugal

2018, Super Sonic Stereo Scope, Espaço Pogo Teatro, Santos, Lisbon, Portugal
2018, Z + Pedro (visuals by Andre) / Alagoa (visuals by Tiago, Great Auditorium FBAUL, Lisbon, Portugal


2020, Talk on Vortex (2017) & the Structural Film for the course Curso Geral de CinemaCineReactor, Lisbon, Portugal

2019, Screening of Vortex + talk about Michael Snow, Takashi Ito & Toshio Matsumoto, Junqueira Studio, Lisbon, Portugal

2018, Michael Snow and the Structural Film, Associação Gandaia, Costa da Caparica, Portugal
2018, Presentation and talk about the film Vortex at the Fotografia e Movimento courseby invitation of the teacher Luis Mendonça
Atelier de Lisboa, Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal


2018, Matheus Fiore, Festival Ecrã – Vortex; Rochas Em Forma de Vento; 1048 Luas. [Em linha]

2016, Luís Mendonça, «O caso português: cinema experimental, esse estrangeiro», Re•vis•ta, número 2, 26 de Novembro 2016, pp. 45-55


2023, Bogotá Experimental Film Fest, Best Experimental Short Film: When I Close My Eyes

2022, Animatou, Honorable Mention: GRID
2022, EFEA, Experimental Film East Anglia, Best Editing: GRID
2022, EFEA, Experimental Film East Anglia, Best International Film: GRID
2022, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Jury Award: GRID

2021, Split Videoart Festival, GRAND PRIX Best Film: GRID

2019, Merit Based Grant: Best 2019 Masters Studen from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon