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Maria Mire (Maputo, 1979) is an artist, director and teacher. Her artistic and research work, since 2001, focuses mainly on the perception of moving image. Has a PhD in Art and Design by FBAUP in 2016, with the thesis “Phantasmagorias: the moving image in the field of contemporary artistic practice”. She is currently teacher and co-director of the Cinema/Moving Image Department of Ar.Co, in Lisbon. She also teaches at ESAD.CR and collaborates at the Master in Film Heritage, at ULHT. She is also a researcher in the project “(de)MONSTRAS: imaginaries, corporalities and amphibious materialities (2023.24, ICNOVA).

She was part of several collaborative artistic projects, including Coletivo Embankment [created in 2005, with Aida Castro and Jonathan Saldanha]; Plataforma Ma [created in 2009, with Catarina Marto and Aida Castro]; or Patê Filmes [created in 2006, with Luísa Homem and Pedro Pinho]. Resulting, from these collaborations, exhibitions such as “Embankment #9 / Ao Monte” (Maus Hábitos, 2016) and “Embankment #8 / Curators’ Lab: Documentação e Discurso” (Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture), as well as the curatorial projects “Antena 4: Embankment #7” (Serralves, 2010), “TÉLÉTHÈQUE: Encontros Videográficos” (Institut Français du Portugal, 2010). As part of the artistic duo, she has with Aida Castro, both were guest editors of INTERACT #34 under the theme “DEAD LINK: mediations of artistic practices” (2021) and of RCL – Journal of Communication and Languages #59 under the theme “CORPOS-MEDIA: Matérias e Imaginários” (2024).

She directed the film PARTO SEM DOR, an imagined conversation with Cesina Bermudes, that was part of the official selection of INDIELISBOA 2020 and of PORTO FEMME – International Film Festival, where it won the Prize for Best Documentary of the National Competition. Her last film CLANDESTINA, premiered in 2023 at Doclisboa, and was produced by TERRATREME and supported by the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual (ICA) and RTP.