Patricia Werneck Ribas is a Brazilian-born artist based in Amsterdam, working mainly with moving and still images.

Questions regarding identity and power relations in a post-colonial society form the basis of her research.
Her work is often elusive, but never removed from a particular historical moment. It always belongs to and expands on the complexity of memory, time, and location. She takes what is familiar and makes it strange and compelling through creating unexpected juxtapositions and collaging ideas from often very distinct sources. She invites a gaze that is quietly unsettling, but her work always remains suggestive and elusive.

Her focus is on inviting the viewer to imagine themselves in the place of the other. She disrupts familiar perceptions by investigating how personal narratives connect with wider political and social debates and concerns.

She has an Audio Visual Arts degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and has participated in several group exhibitions and screenings in The Netherlands and abroad including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL); Museum DE Pont, Tilburg (NL); Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL); Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL); Museum Hilversum (NL); Reykjavik International Film Festival (IS); National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS); Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (CN); Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam (NL); dokumentART, Neubrandenburg (DE); Tampere Film Festival (FI); Gstaad film (CH); Leiden Shorts, Leiden (NL); Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden (NL); Cannes Short Film Festival, Cannes (FR); Bideodromo, Bilbao (ES); Kansk Video Festival, Kansk (RU); Strangelove Time-Based Media Festival, Folkestone (EN); Video and Experimental Film Festival Ecrã, RJ (BR).