Victor Arroyo is a video artist working with documentary, installation and video art.
Born in Mexico in 1977, and based in Montréal, Canada.
His ethnographic work is constituted through visual, acoustic, performative, and other forms of experience-based knowledge that escape the realm of traditional ethnography, resulting from long-term investigations and interventions on landscape and the social relations and tensions unfolding on site. His work intersects community-based research with site-specific practices, 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 Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Santa Fe International New Media Festival, FOFA Gallery, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Simultan Media Arts Festival, Athens Video Art Festival, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, FIFA International du Film sur l’Art, ICDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, among many others.
He is a recipient of several awards, such as, DOXA Documentary Film Festival Award, Mitacs Globalink research award, and the production award Programme Documentaire à Risque PRIM. He was an artist-researcher in residence in the Center for the Study of Human Geography at El Colegio de Michoacan in Mexico (2015-2018). Also, a filmmaker in residency at the Talent Lab 2017 RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal.