TADEU JUNGLE

Is a Brazilian multimedia artist, with work in the areas of video, photography, installations, visual poetry and Virtual Reality; and with a career as a TV and film screenwriter and director.

Born (1956) and lives in São Paulo, SP.

Graduated with a degree in Radio and Television from the University of São Paulo’s School of Communication and Arts (ECA/USP) and, won a scholarship from the Brazilian Ministry of Education, to study at the San Francisco State University in the U.S.

At the end of the 1970’s, began the movement of poetic graffiti on the streets of the city of São Paulo and published poems on small stickers. Worked on mail art for several years. Created various video sculptures and video installations at various galleries and museums. Exhibited videos at the XXIV International Biennial of Sao Paulo. Since 1982 has been making experimental videos, all of which have won prizes in Brazilian festivals and many of which have been shown in exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Wrote the first column specialized in video to appear in the daily Brazilian press, at the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. In 1986 founded Brazil’s first school for video, the Academia Brasileira de Video. Has various videos included in the anthology “Made in Brazil” – 30 Years of Video Art in Brazil, organized by Arlindo Machado. Since 2003 has been creating the project MONDAY PHOTO on the Internet: a work in progress http://bit.ly/fotodesegunda His first feature film TOMORROW NEVER AGAIN, was released by Fox Films in 2011. http://bit.ly/amanhafox . EVOÉ, Portrait of an Anthropophage, is a full-length documentary about the dramatist Zé Celso Martinez Correa, released also in 2011. Watch the complete film with English subtitles here. Directs the first Brazilian documentary in Virtual Reality titled RIVER OF MUD, about the worst environmental disater in Brazil, and the first film in Virtual Reality made with the Indians of the Xingu: FIRE IN THE FOREST. Find more about him here

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