b. 1987, Nova Iguaçu – Brazil

lives and works in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin

FABIANO MIXO is a Brazilian artist and filmmaker. Founder and creative director of VILD Studio, a new production company specialized in film productions and contemporary narratives including immersive and interactive experiences (XR), games and multimedia installations.

He studied New Media Art at EAV Parque Lage and Film & Communication Studies at PUC University in Rio de Janeiro. In Berlin he concluded his studies in Filmmaking at FilmArche and attended courses of the Art and Media Program at Berlin University of Arts. Prior residencies include Oculus Creators Lab 2.0 in Los Angeles and Berlinale Talents 2020 in Berlin.

In the past years Mixo’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including film festivals such as Tribeca, Melbourne, Torino, New Orleans, Aesthetica, IndieLisboa, Slamdance and São Paulo Internacional Film Festival. Digital art exhibitions also include festivals and events such as Siggraph, EVA, EMAF, Lumen Prize, Transmission Athens-Karlsruhe, Cairo Video Festival and Videoformes.

In 2017 he had his first solo at Museum of Arts and Technology Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro and, more recently, an exhibition at National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Mixo has been working across film, virtual reality, interactive storytelling and new media art. His art practice explores the boundaries of contemporary identities and memory, narrative re-appropriation and perspective games. He is constantly researching experimental forms of documentary.

VR Social Impact Award – 
London, United Kingdom 2019
EMAF Media Arts Award of German Film Critics – Osnabrück, Germany 2016
Honorable Mention at the London International Creative Competition – UK 2016
Prêmio Destaque CINE ESQUEMA NOVO – Porto Alegre, Brazil 2016
Best Experimental Film Prize at the 26th MEDIAWAVE – Szombathely, Hungary 2016
LICHTER Art Award – Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2016
11th Soirée Allemande – Clermont-Ferrand, France 2016
7th Screengrab International Media Arts Award – Townsville, Australia 2015
Lumen Prize People’s Choice Award – 2015

_ Article in Jornal do Brasil, Caderno de Cultura, 2016
_ German Film Critics / ENG 2016
_ Text von Sabrina Kürzinger, Kritikerblog , 2016
_ “SHORT EXPORT made in Germany” DVD compilation of the best films made in Germany selected by AG-Kurzfilm, Goethe-Institut Lyon, Internationalen Kurzfilmfestival Clermont-Ferrand, German Films and KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg 2016
_ Article in DASartes Maginze, 2015
_ Online catalogue ART SY, Art Magazine 2015
_ Catalogue, “Resistance: Disrupt the information flow” Ed. Arts and Creative Media, 2015
_ Catalogue, “Visualities exhibition” Belo Horizonte Int. Short Film Festival, edited by Luís Felipe Flores 2015
_ Catalogue, “The Lumen Prize Catalogue” Ed. Computer Arts Society/BCS, 2015