Helena Gouveia Monteiro is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker from Portugal. She received her MFA from the ENSA Villa Arson in Nice in 2015 and lives and works in Dublin.
Her work has been shown internationally in both cinema and gallery spaces and she is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and by Fingal County Council.
Concerned with the history of technical images and influenced by experimental cinema and media archaeology, she creates films, books, and multi-media installations that engage different levels of visual and cultural recognition to question our perception of language and audio-visual experiences.
The recent experimental short film “Purkyně’s Dusk” is distributed by Light Cone Paris and was screened at Oberhausen International Film Festival, in the Experimental Competition at Vila do Conde International Film Festival, at Rencontres Cinéma et Vidéo de Nice in 2021, and at Festival Ecrã in Brazil in 2022. She is currently working on “Man of Aral” (Arts Council Film Project Award 2022).
She was a resident at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin and Light Cone Atelier 105 in Paris in 2020, at Hangar in Lisbon, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, and L’Abominable Coop Film Lab in Paris in 2021, and took part in the Oberhausen Seminar and The Flaherty in 2022.
She is the co-founder of Stereo Editions, an independent publishing collective of artists’ editions and currently co-directs the LUX Critical Forum Dublin.
Video Commission for Sirius Arts Centre Cobh
Arts Council of Ireland Film Project Award 2022 for “Man of Aral”
Lux Critical Forum Dublin Screening at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, co-curated with Michelle Hall https://imma.ie/whats-on/imma-outdoors-luxcritical-screening/
Screening of Purkyne’s Dusk at Festival Ecrã in Rio de Janeiro
Participant in The Flaherty Seminar 2022 (online)
Oberhausen Seminar at the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, with the The Flaherty (New York), LUX (London) and Doc’s Kingdom (Lisbon). Funded by Fingal County Council https://oberhausenseminar2022.weebly.com/participants.html
Purkyne’s Dusk included in the publication Expanded Nature, Light Cone Editions https://lightcone.org/fr/publication-79-expanded-nature
HALFTONE Print Fair 2021 at The Library Project, Photo Ireland, Dublin.
Screening of Purkyně’s Dusk at 22e Rencontres Cinéma et Vidéo à Nice, Regard Indépendant, 27th November 2021.
Residency at L’Abominable Film Lab, Paris, funded by Fingal County Council.
Residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, funded by Arts Council Ireland. https://www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie/whats-on/artist-in-residence/helena-gouveia-monteiro
Screening of Purkyně’s Dusk at Curtas Vila do Conde 29th International Film Festival, Experimental Competition.
Screening of Purkyně’s Dusk at 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, programme curated by Light Cone, May 2021
File Note IV publication by Fire Station Artists’ Studios, article by Julie Morrissy
Shade New Light, video work, online exhibition at Hangar, Centro de Investigação Artística.
Resident at Hangar, Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon
Portuguese Emerging Artist 2020 collective catalogue
Recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award in Film
Article on Forgery, Artists’ Take Over for Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane
Dublin Art Book Fair with Stereo Editions at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.
Atelier 105 Residency at Light Cone Paris
Soundtrack for “Canape” collective online edition by Stereo Editions by EST (Juliette Liautaud and Helena Gouveia Monteiro).
Purkyně’s Dusk will be produced with Light Cone Atelier 105 Residency in Paris
Digital Media Residency Award 2020 at Fire Station Artists’ Studios Dublin
Halftone Print Fair at The Library Project Dublin.
Editing of Purkyne’s Dusk at Fire Station Artists’ Studios
JOYCESVOICES in in James Joyce Quarterly
Joyce Smithy: A Curated Review of James Joyce in Visual Art, Music, and Performance—Community and Elusive Understandings by Tess Brewer, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Derek Pyle
The project Sweeney will be supported by Fingal County Council through the Artists’ Support Scheme Bursary towards the development of new work 2019.
“Barnacle” Collective Exhibition at 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland
Stereo Editions Exhibition at Liquidâmbar, Coimbra, Portugal
Professional Development Residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland
Project Bootcamp with LUX at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Digital Film Making Workshop at National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
Hier sollte der Film eigentlich enden is screening at Traverse Vidéo Festival in Toulouse, France
“Barnacle” Collective Exhibition at Burren College of Art Gallery, Clare, Ireland
Launch of The Still
A5 Art Fair at Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
Dublin Art Book Fair at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland with Stereo Editions
Halftone Print Fair, Dublin, Ireland
Emerging Artist Residency Award at at Burren College of Art Gallery, Clare, Ireland
Regarding the Hispanic World collective exhibition at Instituto Cervantes for Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Multiples salon de la petite édition d’artiste with Stereo Editions, Morlaix, France
Salon des éditions indépendantes de Lausanne with Stereo Editions, Switzerland
EST SET audio-visual performance with Juliette Liautaud at Studio PRÁM in Prague and NePokoj in Usti- nad-Labem, Czech Republic
Stereo Editions exhibition at Studio Prototyp, Prague, Czech Republic
Resident at Studio PRÁM with Juliette Liautaud, Prague, Czech Republic
Screening of Segismundo at Jornadas de Reapropiación, Ultra Cinema, Mexico
Screening of MalVuMalDit at Staunton International Film Festival, U.S.A.
Screening of JOYCESVOICES at Arthur’s, Dublin, Ireland
Hier sollte der Film eigentlich enden is screening at Altered States, Electro Studios, Hastings, U.K.
Poste Ariel programmed by GREV in Souvenirs from Earth cable TV station dedicated to contemporary art
Poste Ariel audio-visual performance with Juliette Liautaud at Villa Arson, Nice, France
Odyssée collective exhibition at Villa Arson and Galerie de la Marine, Nice, France
Masters Degree with honours in Film (DNSEP) from École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nice – Villa Arson, Nice, France
all images and text © Helena Gouveia Monteiro