As a white non-binary queer artist, my work aims to take responsibility for the colonialism of my ancestors, while empowering non normative identities.

As both an artist and an activist, I approach the body as a historical archive of psycho-social processes, which reveal the structures of power in place. My work researches artistic, political and theoretical strategies that can hold performers and audiences alike responsible for their heritage and its manifestations in contemporary society. For this purpose, I investigate the oral, physical and visual manifestations of colonialism in white European societies, through my own body and biography.

My autobiographical approach is essential to the way I aim to create an intimate and honest dialogue with the audience, and ensures that I speak from a position of empirical knowledge.

Most Important Works (2016 / - )

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Creation, Sound Design and Performance: Telmo Branco

Creation, performance and soundesign: Telmo Branco
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; Mala Voadora, Porto; Polo das Gaivotas,...

Body Riot


Concept, creation, performance: Ren Mauney
Sound design, co-creation, performance: Telmo Branco
Videography: Fabiana Piscitelli and Lala Minoso
Residency Support: Cordillera Berlin
Premiere: Hosek Contemporary Berlin// June 16th-18th, 2022
This project is supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK-STEPPING OUT, funded by the Minister of State for...

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.



Concept and Performance: Ren Mauney
Assistant dramaturg, Sound Design and Trailer Videography: Telmo Branco
Videography: Alicja Hoppel
Photography: Amanda Lacson
Premiere: Acker Stadt Palast Berlin // January 21-23, 2022
Residency Support: Initiative Luna Park, Cie. Olga Roriz, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas, #share Acker Stadt Palast.
Funded by DISTANZ...

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