Almerinda Travassos

Almerinda Travassos was born in Azores, Portugal. She and her family immigrated to Thompson Manitoba in the middle of winter and then relocated to the warmer climates of Toronto.

Her media art is primarily focused on single-channel video works that explores issues of history, memories and family within the context of being Portuguese-born and Lesbian. Her artistic practice spans 25 years, and includes numerous collaborative and independent videos/films that have been screened worldwide.
She has collaborated extensively with the late Colin Campbell and continues to produce/direct work with Margaret Moores.

She holds a BFA in Film from York University and currently works at OCAD University.

Artist Code: 353


Dykes In The Streets

2019, 38:00 minutes, colour, English


2010, 08:50 minutes, colour, English

Love Sick

2010, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Life in the Fast Lane

2010, 21:30 minutes, colour, English

The Thompson Stories

2007, 19:50 minutes, colour, English

Bianca Comes Out

2002, 09:00 minutes, colour, English/French


2001, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

The Bees Are Trespassing

2001, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Que Sera Sera

2001, 18:00 minutes, colour, English

Dog Days

1999, 40:00 minutes, colour, English

Desire Obscura

1988, 16:00 minutes, colour, English/French

Hero And Highland

1987, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Inside Out 2019 Women Directors
by Rachel Montpelier. Women and Hollywood, May 24, 2019.
Having the Last Laugh: Margaret Moores & Almerinda Travassos
by Becki Ross. Fuse, June 1990, v. 13, no. 5.
Territories of the Forbidden: Lesbian Culture, Sex & Censorship;...
by Marusia Bociurkiw. Fuse, Apr. 1988, v. 11, no. 49.
Community-Based Feminist Video Production in Toronto
by Marusia Bociurkin. Video Guide, Oct. 1984, v. 6, no. 5.