*1986, Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany. Lives in Munich and Lisboa.

Speaks: german, english, portuguese, french



Academy of Fine Arts Munich: MA Fine Arts (Meisterschüler): Prof. Olaf Nicolai, Prof. Julian Rosefeldt, Prof. Klaus vom Bruch,

Guest courses with Nora Schultz, Lotte Lindner / Till Steinbrenner, Rainer Ganahl


University of São Paulo (USP): Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Pós-Graduação: Jovens Pesquisadores)


HFF Munich: University of Television and Film Munich, Guest course: Experimental Films, Munich, Germany


Faculdade de Belas Artes Munich: New Media, Sculpture, Installations, BA/MA Courses, Lisboa, Portugal


Middlesex University London: Bachelor of Arts (Hrns.): Filmmaking & New Media



CINECLUBES: LUZ, CÂMERA, REVOLUÇÃO (SP/BH/RJ, Brazil) in Post-production, with Felicitas Sonvilla, Mathias R. Zausinger

THE TAIWASTE / THE PAST WON’T CHANGE WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BE (Taipei, Taiwan): video installation project,

in collaboration with Apartment der Kunst München, Kulturreferat München, GOETHE Institut Taiwan, Taipei Artist Village


FAVU - Academy of Fine Arts (Brno, Czech Republic): “WORKERS4.0: Body as a Battlefield!”, with THE RANDOM COLLECTIVE

Stiftung Federkiel (Munich): “Die KunstarbeiterInnen Konferenz”, WORKERS4, with THE RANDOM COLLECTIVE

Münchner Biennale (Munich): Festival für neues Musiktheater, “liminal space: private matter”, video stage design for Jakob Stillmark

Casa Bossi (Milano): “A place to Live: International Contemporary Art”, HOTEL DESTERRO, curated by Riccardo Caldura, Milano, Italy

PUBLIC ART MUNICH 2018 (Munich), “Kräfte am Set, Kraft des Kinos”, collab. with Alexander Kluge’s Winter of Love, curated by

Joanna Warsza, comissioned by PAM 2018, in collaboration with Kalas Liebfried, Mathias R. Zausinger

GAK - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (Bremen): “Videokunst Förderpreis 2017”, WORKERS4, curated by: Sarah Kaiser


Jovens Criadores (Covilhã / Fundão, Portugal): “Portuguese National Competition, Young Creators Award”, HOTEL DESTERRO

University of Arts (London), NO ÂNGULO DAS RUAS, cinema documentary, lecture talk with Inês Alves

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (Rome): “Talent Prize 2017“, HOTEL DESTERRO, curated by: INSIDE ART, IT

Lo Schermo Dell’Arte (Palazzo Medici, Florence): “Directing the Real: Artists’ Films and Video in the 2010s“, HOTEL DESTERRO

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Bonn): “CONTEMPORARY’17: French-German Art Prize“, HOTEL DESTERRO

Kulturbahnhof (Kassel): “HELP!, Documenta’14 Off-Programme“, HOTEL DESTERRO

Bienal de Villa Nova de Cerveira (Portugal): “CPLP - Young Creators Award 2017“, HOTEL DESTERRO

18’Mediterranea Biennale (Tirana/Durres, Albania): “Young Artists Biennale”, HOTEL DESTERRO, curated by: Maja Ciric

Die Blaue Nacht (Nuremberg): “Odysee“, HOTEL DESTERRO, curated by: Pirko Schröder

Le SHADOK - Fabrique Numérique (Strasbourg): “CONTEMPORARY 2016 - French-German Art Prize“, HOTEL DESTERRO

Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Dresden): “Kunsthoch45 - Cusanuswerk“, HOTEL DESTERRO

Cinema do Bairro (Maputo/Inhambane, Mocambique): Neighborhood Cinema, HOTEL DESTERRO

Künstlerpalais Thurn & Taxis (Bregenz): “Zur Zeit!”, HOTEL DESTERRO


Galerie der Künstler (Munich): “A Tree is Best Measured When it’s Down”, HOTEL DESTERRO, curated by: Julia Maier

KINO DER KUNST, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany


Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich): “Stadt der Frauen”, FRAGSHIP GENDER WAR, curated by: Prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken


Fictiocracy, with Agnieszka Pokrywka, Daniele Grosso, Ptarmigan, Tallinn, Estonia / Helsinki, Finland



Galeria FaVU, Collaborative workshop-Residency with students from FaVU Faculty Brno, Czech Republic


Macau AristExchange, Artistic Research Residency, w/ Filipe Carvalho, Creative Macau, Casa de Portugal, Macau

TAIPEI Artist Residency, ,/w Taipei Artist Village, Apartment der Kunst, GOETHE Institut, Kulturreferat, Munich, Germany


Talentprize 2017, Finalist, Italian Art Prize, INSIDE ART & Macro Museum Rome, Italy

Videokunst Förderpreis 2017, Filmbüro Bremen, Video Art Project Award, City of Bremen, Germany

Leonhard & Ida Wolf art award, Artist award of the city of Munich for outstanding artistic practice, Munich, Germany


French-German Artprize CONTEMPORARY 2016, Rotary Club Strasbourg / Bonn

Herzliya Artist Residency, /w Julian Rosefeldt, Tel Aviv, Israel


Debütförderung Theater: About Reality Collective, Kulturreferat München, City of Munich, Germany


Fonderie Darling Montreal, “Bayerische Medienkünstler in Quebec”, PLATFORM Munich, Kulturreferat, Bayerische Staatskanzlei

Migrating Art Academies, Helsinki, Finland / Tallinn, Estonia

Jeunes Talents de UCECAO, collaborative film production residency with Souleymane Cissé, Bamako, Mali



Festival International de Vídeo Arte de Cultivamos Cultura 2019, curator for environmental video art. São Luis, Portugal


MACAU IMAGE&SOUND CHALLENGE 2018, member of the jury-comitee for the “best director” prize

OFICINA DE CINEMA COLABORATIVO, collaborative video workshop, Casa de Portugal em Macao, Macau

MOVIMENTO’18, collaborative neighborhood cinema laboratories, Caldas da Rainha / Arganil, Portugal

DESCOBRE, Film laboratory with elementary / secondary school, supported by City of Lisbon, Portugal / Praia, Cabo Verde


MOVIMENTO’17, Film laboratory with cinema & art workshops, Lisboa / Estremoz, Portugal

Aus Fremden werden Freunde, Video workshop with refugee teenagers, Stadt Rosenheim, Germany

Schenk mir ein Herz, Performance workshop with teenagers, Kath. Jugendstelle Munich, Germany


MOVIMENTO’16, Film laboratory with workshops, Porto / Boticas (Tras-os-Montes), Portugal

MOVIMENTO’OpenOrbit, Interdisciplinary Film laboratory with refugees, AkademieVerein / Kulturreferat, Munich, Germany


MOVIMENTO’15, Film laboratory with workshops, Lisboa / Montemor-o-novo, Portugal


RANDOMKINO LISBOA, Film laboratory with workshops, Lisboa / Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

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 topic of labour, self and collective optimization and productivity have lead Thomas to develop a critical experimental work in which the boundary between reality and fiction is challenged and often erased. In the form of sculpture, video installation and live performance, his pieces reveal disturbing, humoristic images while cynically inviting us to question the impact of an automatized and accelerating western society on human relations. The problematic of borders and migration within post-colonial times has also been a major theme in his practice and close-ups into intimate and subjective individual perspectives during his travels have nourished Thomas’s thinking and production.

Patrik Thomas’s artistic practice was built upon collaborations with different groups of people. He is founder of THE RANDOM COLLECTIVE, a nomadic platform for reflection, production and education of art that brings together visual artists, philosophers, performers and curators from all over the world. In 2014 he also founded the collective GATO ALEATÓRIO and initiated the collaborative cinema festival MOVIMENTO, an interdisciplinary and intergenerational production laboratory. Within, he experiments also with new forms of collective self-teaching through practice.

Recent exhibitions include Directing the real, artists’ films and video in the 2010s during VISIO 2017 by Lo Schermo Dell’Arte at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Talent Prize 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Marco, Rome and HOTEL DESTERRO at Le Shadok, Strasbourg. Thomas also took part in the 18th Mediterranean Biennale at the National Museum in Tirana and was granted several awards in 2016 such as the Leonhard & Ida Wolf Art Award in Munich and the French German Art Prize CONTEMPORARY from Rotary Strasbourg.