Gabriel Mascaro

Gabriel Mascaro (1983) is a filmmaker and visual artist from Recife, Brazil. His documentary Housemaids (Doméstica) premiered in competition at IDFA 2012 (Amsterdam). His first feature film, Ventos de agosto (August Winds), premiered in competition at Locarno in 2014 and was awarded with a special mention. The film has won numerous other awards and received much critical acclaim. His previous documentaries and video installations have been screened at important film festivals and artistic events including Rotterdam (IFFR), Oberhausen, Clermont Ferrand, BFI London, the Guggenheim, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA Documentary Fortnight, and the São Paulo Art Biennale. Boi Neon (Neon Bull) is Gabriel's second feature film and premiered in Venice Film Festival followed by Toronto International Film Festival (Platform Competition) in 2015. In Venice the film received the Special Jury Award. In April 2016, the first retrospective of his work was held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York (USA).