Tânia Dinis (b. 1983, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal) is an artist and filmmaker whose work in photography, performance, film, installation, and relational aesthetics explores personal and public intimacy and the image as an experience of the ephemerality of time. Her practice places particular focus on the family archive.
As an actress, Dinis has appeared in several films, including To The Wolf of Madragoa (Pedro Bastos, 2012), The Scoundrel (Paulo Abreu, 2012), Low Tide (Pedro Flores, 2012), and Ornament and Crime (Rodrigo Areias, 2015). Her films have been screened at Mexico City International Film Festival, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, and Another Experiment by Women Film Festival (AXW), among other venues. She lives and works in Porto, Portugal.
Teresa, Tânia Dinis, Portugal, S8mm︎digital, 5 min, 2017
Teresa evokes a memory. A memory as a place of resistance. A memory suspended in space and time. A place one can return to. The fragmented image of an intimate record. The impression of moments forgotten in time but ready to emerge from oblivion—moments that allow us to build a possible history: the history we want to see.
Não são favas, são feijocas, Tânia Dinis, Portugal, S8mm︎digital, 10 min, 2013
Intergenerational conflict between people who live in and for the countryside. Images clash with the individuals they represent. A portrait of the artist and her grandmother.
Co-presented with Three Fold. Image credits: all artworks, stills, and portraits courtesy of the artist © Tânia Dinis.
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