Victor Arroyo (b. 1977 Mexico) is a video artist working in the cross field between cinema and contemporary art. His films are informed by various modes of listening and seeing, emerging from long periods of observation and documentation.
His practice is situated at the intersection between aesthetics, knowledge production and community-based research, often concerned with the encounters and tensions between lived experiences, knowledge regimes and the politics of display. His research seeks to examine the specificity and geopolitics of place, exploring the possibilities laying dormant between ethnographic research, academic writing and artistic practice. His work has been most recently exhibited at Kasseler Dokfest, Sheffield Doc/Fest, RIDM, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, BIENALSUR, Japan Media Arts Festival, Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, among others. A recipient of several awards such as DOXA Documentary Film Festival Award, Mitacs Globalink Research Award and the Programme Documentaire à Risque PRIM. His most recent research was published by DIO Press (New York, NY).
PhD in Humanities (candidate) | Concordia University | Montreal - Canada | 2016 - in progress
MFA in Film Production | Concordia University | Montreal - Canada | 2016 Graduate Certificate in Design Art Practices | Concordia University | Montreal - Canada | 2012
BFA in Film Studies | Concordia University | Montreal - Canada | 2011
Diplomado en Técnicas de Investigación en Cultura, Sociedad y Comunicación | Universidad Iberoamericana | México | 2000