Leandro HBL was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1977. He graduated in Communication and Arts at Pontificia Catholic University of Minas Gerais (1999) where he also teached Audiovisual Communication before arriving in Europe.
He started his career in Cuba in 1998 with the MIRA project (a documentary about 40 Years of Cuban Revolution) where he also studied cinematography at the International Cinema and TV School of Cuba (San Antonio de Los Baños). In 1999 he created MOSQUITO PROJECT where he was the creative director working with video, illustration, graphic design, photography, cinematography and interactive design. Joined FABRICA’s Audiovisual Department in May 20th 2003 where he develops creative work in photo, video, cinema and installations.
Several of his pieces were selected for film & video festivals and art exhibitions around the world. Including; Videoex Zurich Switzerland; San Francisco Film Festival USA; VideoBrazil international art festival SP Brazil; Latin American DigiFest; JVC video festival Tokio Japan; CineEsquemaNovo film festival RS Brazil; Paco das Artes RJ Brazil.
His recent work is based on the concept of time. Different layers of time interacting in the same spatial dimension. Time as a feeling rather than a strict period. He is currently working on an audiovisual diary based on the concept of boundary, limit. The title of this project, conceived after a journey in Brazil, is MARGIN.