Patrik Thomas

Patrik Thomas

Jury of SHORTS

Patrik Thomas is an artist and filmmaker based in Munich (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal). With a background in filmmaking and informatics, his recent work allies theatre, performance and virtual reality through video. Reflections around the notion of labour, self and collective optimization, productivity and memories have lead Thomas to develop a critical experimental work in which the boundary between reality and fiction is challenged and often erased.

Patrik Thomas is the founder of THE RANDOM COLLECTIVE and initiator of the MOVIMENTO – Collaborative Cinema Workshops in Portugal. Recent exhibitions include Directing the real, artists’ films and video in the 2010sduring VISIO 2017 by Lo Schermo Dell’Arte at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Talent Prize 2017at the Museum of Contemporary Art Marco, Rome andHotel Desterro at Le Shadok, Strasbourg. In 2016 he was granted the Leonhard & Ida Wolf Art Award in Munich and the French-German Art Prize CONTEMPORARY from Rotary Strasbourg.