With sensitivity, my work is designed to reflect individuals and their oppressive history. I reflect systemic and transgenerational oppression as a denominator of individual and collective trauma, sedimented in the social and familial unit.

As a white artist, my work aims to take responsibility for the colonialism of my ancestors, for my indoctrination, and my reproduction, conscious or not, of colonial thoughts and practices. I expose, reflect, and confront myself, with the hope of encouraging others to do the same.

As a queer and non-binary artist, my work aims at empowerment and at combating internalized fear and shame. I work towards what is genuine, vulnerable, towards idiosyncratic truth. I advocate for the abolition of patriarchy, heteronormativity, and binarism of gender and thought, which still dominates the making of art and life.

In my practice, I use theater, dance, film, and sound as artistic and activist languages. My work is intrabiographical, to the extent that it utilizes and confronts my biography with that of other artists and activists I work with, under transparent and paid models of collaboration that refute cultural appropriation and exploitation.

My goal is also to generate culture that serves as a reference for other queer, trans, and non-binary individuals who are commonly unrepresented by culture and the arts at large.

Most Important Works (2016 / - )

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Creation, performance and soundesign: Telmo Branco
Production Assistant: Tânia Guerreiro
Assistance in the creation and Photography: Rachael Mauney
Videography: José Freitas
Photo editing and video promo: Telmo Branco
In collaboration with: Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin; Hosek Contemporary, Berlin; Marameo e.V, Berlin; Teatro Papa-Léguas, Lisbon;...

Creation and Performance: Telmo BrancoCamera and Photography: RachaelStage Videography: Alicja HoppelSound design: Telmo Branco
Supported by: Acker Stadt Palast and Marameo E.V.Funded by: DISTANZEN Solo | Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and NEUSTARTKULTUR.

The March


The March" is a conglomeration of bodies, of living testaments. "The March" is a funeral, a parade, a riot, and a depiction of the varied histories of LGBTQ+ individuals.

"The Unspeakable: Performance Interviews" is a series of 5 performance interviews where invited queer artists share, reflect and embody their experiences around systemic violence.

The Tradition


Creation and Performance: Telmo Branco
Videography and Photography: Rachael Mauney and Telmo Branco
Stage Videography: Alicja Hoppel
Sound Design: Telmo Branco

Creation: Telmo Branco
Performance: Rachael Mauney and Telmo Branco
Camera and Photography: Rachael Mauney
Videography and Editing: Telmo Branco
Music and Sound Design: Marcelo Schmittner
Mastering of the song "Oh Mother / Oh Mãe": Ariel Schlichter
Vocals, Script and Lyrics: Telmo Branco



Creation, Photography, Videography, and Performance: Telmo Branco
Camera and Artistic Assistance: Rachael Mauney
Music: Telmo Branco and sound deconstruction of Henry Purcell, and Monks of the Drepung-Loseling Monastery.
Duration: 20 min

Creation: Telmo Branco
Performance: Rachael Mauney and Telmo Branco
Sound and light design: Marcelo Schmittner
Photography: Jodiewhn
Advertisement photography: Rudi Berr
Videography: Marcela Giesche and Telmo Branco



Concept, choreography and performance: Rachael Mauney
Direction and co-choreography: Telmo Branco
Videography: Hoyoung Im
Duration: 45 min



Creation: Telmo BrancoPerformers: Rachael Mauney and Telmo BrancoSound Design: Annelie AndrePhotography: Jochen NünningVideography: Andre KeizDuration: 25 min
Under the festival "Nah Dran: Extended", curated by Victoria McConnell.Performed at Ada Studios (Uferstudios) Premier: 24/03/2018