Patrícia Bateira

Patrícia Bateira is a Berlin based multi- and inter-disciplinary artist. Studies Film and Television at the School of Communication, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster (England), at the European Film College (Denmark), at the Art and Artistic Creation Program of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin organized in Lisbon by the Gulbenkian Foundation, and at the Skript Akademie Berlin.

Bateira’s works include cinema, television, video art, photography and sound installation, since early cultivating and developing various languages. The combination of their codes in different dimensions of the creative process is the strategy that defines the originality of Patrícia’s work, which contextualises urgent questions of identity and gender as a perspective of decolonisation.

Under the pseudonym NATüRlich, focuses on composition of improvisation and new music promoting the listening of different identities within the “self” as a deconstruction of heteronormative conventions. The music frames temporality and the relationship between non-binary and collective body as a means for contemporary ‘real’ belongings. Bateira has collaborated with many international artists in visual arts, theatre, dance and cinema. The video, Kosmos2, produced by Maxim Gorki Theater, was part of the solo exhibition ‘Secrets to Tell’ of the artist Grada Kilomba at MAAT, Lisbon, and at The Power Plant, Toronto. Bateira has also participated in the internationally awarded films of Connie Walther, Sílvia Firmino, Rui Xavier and Pedro Sena Nunes. As an artist, has devised videos amongst others, for the stages of theatre director Yael Ronen, choreographer Modjgan Hashemian and playwright Sivan Ben Yishai.

Bateira has recently attended the literary course of the Summer School of Südtirol for Dramatic Writing with authors Maxi Obexer, Bernhart Studlar and Kathrin Röggla and dedicates all free time between projects to writing.

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