Salomé Lamas studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts in Amsterdam and is a PhD candidate in contemporary art studies in Coimbra, Portugal.
Her work has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale, BAFICI, Museo Arte Reina Sofia, FIAC, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Viennale, Culturgest, CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém, Hong Kong FF, Museu Serralves, Tate Modern, CPH: DOX, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Bozar , Tabakalera, ICA London, TBA 21 Foundation, Mostra de São Paulo, CAC Vilnius, MALBA, FAEMA, SESC São Paulo, MAAT, La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, among others. Lamas was granted several fellowships including the Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship – Harvard University, Film Study Center-Harvard Fellowship, The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center, Brown Foundation – Dora Maar House, Fundación Botín, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Sundance, Bogliasco Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Camargo Foundation, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.
She collaborates with Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola and with the production company O Som e a Fúria. She is represented by Galeria Miguel Nabinho and Kubikgallery.
“Landing on Earth? Why would anyone attempt to land there? Are we not already on Earth?” (B.Latour)
Would a new paradigm enable us to become more resistant to the test that the recent Coronavirus ordeal presents to global economy and societies? Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon most in need of rethinking and careful redescription; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge. Gaia is a daring interactive audiovisual experience with a multidisciplinary approach between science, technology, and the arts, in dialogue with contemporary thinkers to achieve an ecological production.
Gaia is interconnected with other projects in development such as Scale Travels (audiovisual installation), Pantheras (documentary) and Ouro e Cinza / Gold and Ashes (feature film).