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  1. Bio

    Will Fredo is a Portuguese-German non-binary afro-indigenous artist exploring biopolitics and power dynamics. Based in Berlin, Germany, in their artistic practice Will Fredo works with image, text, body and object to expand on the ideas of cuir futurity and decolonial epistemologies whereby body, mind, nature and tech are connected.


    2023 - Summer School (Un/worlding: Theses on hope) with Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong’o, Damien Young - Between Bridges, Berlin, DE
    2018 - 2023 - KHM Cologne, DE - MFA Media and Fine Art (6 months in Colombia’s UNAL)
    2005 - 2008 - University of Northampton, UK - BA in Media Studies

    2024-2025 Berlin Program for Artists, Berlin, DE

    Solo/duo exhibitions (selection)
    2023 KinoKiosk, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE
    2023 Incluzartis (with Patfudyda), Rio de Janeiro, BR
    2022 Genealogía de Justicias Perras, Pagoda Imaginaria, Guatemala, GT
    2020 SHTV, Mouches Volantes, Cologne, DE
    2020 A Skip of the Beat a Change of the Heart, Goethe-Institut Bogota, CO
    2019 BUZZ (with Anna Ehrenstein), Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin, DE
    2018 cmd+C cmd+V = belief, Case Projektraum der Fotografie, Cologne, DE
    2018 TRAMAAAH, KuLe, Berlin, DE

    Group exhibitions (selection)
    2023 Videonale 19, Bonn, DE
    2022 Identität nicht nachgewiesen, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, DE
    2022 State and Nature, Kunsthalle Baden Baden, DE
    2022 Desire Is Something Boundless, Pars Pro Toto, Berlin, DE
    2021 Eclipse, 7th Athens Biennale, Athens, GR
    2021 [Semi]permeable, SPOILER — Aktionsraum Moabit, Berlin, DE
    2021 A History of Desire, Creamcake 3hd, Berlin, DE
    2021 Queer to the Bank, Galleria Fonti, Napoli, IT
    2021 Trans Dance Revolution, apexart, NYC, USA
    2021 Loop, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
    2021 6th Ural Industrial Biennale, Ekaterinburg, RU
    2021 No Frontiers #4, IESA, Paris, FR
    2020 transmediale, HKW, Berlin, DE
    2020 HERE AND NOW, Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Cologne, DE
    2020 Ungraspable, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota, CO
    2020 This might be a place for hummingbirds, whitebox, Munich, DE
    2019 This might be a place for hummingbirds, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, DE
    2019 Lust der Täuschung, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, DE
    2019 Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
    2018 Seesaw, LiveInYourHead by Gay Couple at Head Genève, CH
    2017 Woven Dialects, Fontanelle Gallery’s project space Sister, Adelaide, AU

    Residencies (selection)
    2023 Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro, BR
    2023 Casaforte S.B., Naples, IT
    2022 Pagoda Imaginaria, Guatemala City, GT

    Curated exhibitions (selection)
    2017 gal-dem - creating spaces for women of color online, ifa Galerie, Berlin, DE
    2016 Nocturne by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, tête gallery, Berlin, DE

    Lectures (selection)
    2023 Critical thinking and writing workshop, Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro, BR
    2022 The Future of Art Education (presentation), ZHdK, Zurich, CH
    2022 Critical thinking and writing workshop, Curator’s workshop, Berlin Biennale 12, Berlin, DE
    2022 Artist talk, Royal College of Art, London, UK
    2021 On William Kentridge (panel), Deichtorhalle, Hamburg, DE
    2021 ALT(ering) + SHIFT(ing) + COMM(uning) (panel), Call for Curators (online)
    2020 Panel with Chris Udemezue and Diamond Stingily, Goethe NYC, USA
    2020 Critical thinking and writing workshop, TASAWAR Curatorial Studios, Tunis, TN
    2019 Critical thinking and writing workshop, UdK, Berlin, DE
    2018 Beyond the binary (presentation), Summer Academy, Salzburg, AT
    2017 Critical thinking and writing workshop at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, DE
    2017 The Ghost Pavilion (panel), Friends with Books Fair, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
    2016 Fashion in the Digital Age workshop, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

    Art Fairs
    2023 Collective booth with KHM at ART COLOGNE, Cologne, DE
    2022 Solo booth with Mouches Volantes at Swab Art Fair, Barcelona, SP

    Bundeskunstsammlung, Art Collection of the Federal German State

    Award nominations
    2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie nomination (longlist)
    2021 LICHTER Art Award nomination (shortlist)