Victor Arroyo
BFA | GCFA | MFA

 

Education


2016 – in progress.
PhD in Humanities
Studio Arts with secondary fields in Geography and Anthropology.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture.
Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.

2013 – 2016.
Master in Fine Arts (MFA)
in Studio Arts.
Concentration Film Production.
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.

2012 – 2013.
Independent Studies
in Contemporary Art Practices, and Advance Practices in Performance, Video and Electronic Arts.
Department of Studio Arts.
Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.

2011 – 2012.
Graduate Certificate in Fine Arts.
Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice.
Department of Design and Computational Arts.
Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.

2008 – 2011.
Bachelor in Fine Arts.
Specialization in Film Studies.
Graduated with Distinction.
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.

2000-2001.
Postgraduate Diploma. 
Research Methodologies in Society, Culture and Communication.
Department of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Universidad Iberoamericana, Leon, Mexico.

 

Additional Training


Graduate and Professional Skills
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Research through Open Access tools.

Using visual resources for research.

Grant writing strategies.

Writing your Graduate Thesis.

Writing for Publication.

Getting Published and Making an Impact.

The Gallery as Incubator: Reframing the Site of Artistic Practice.
Research Creation in Canada and Abroad.

Future of Research Creation.


Main Film
Artist-Run Center for Independent Filmmakers

Montreal, Canada.

Color correction & Editing with Final Cut.
The documentary film: shoot to edit.
Super 8 filmmaking.
Alternative techniques for documentary.
Draw, scratch, and paint on film.
16 mm shooting & hand-processing.


Universidad Iberoamericana
Plantel Leon. Mexico.

Multimedia, on-line editing, web development.
Analog photography and dark room processes.
Philosophy, Theology, Art History.


Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Introduction to Oral History: Methodology, Ethics and Theory.
Postmemory, Narrative, and Time: Analyzing Second Generation Memory in Oral Histories.
Curation as Methodology for Mediating Relationships.

 

Employment History


2014-present.

Gallery Assistant.

FOFA Gallery.
Concordia University.


2015-2016.

Professor.
FMPR 231. Filmmaking I.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2014-2015.

Teaching Assistant.
FMPR 432. Filmmaking IIl.
Doc/Experimental Class.
Prof: Jean Claude Bustros.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2012-2015.

Research Assistant.

Turcot.
Feature Documentary.
Directed by Daniel Cross.
EyeSteelFilm Inc.


2013-2014.

Teaching Assistant.
FMPR 332. Filmmaking II.
Documentary Class.
Prof: Daniel Cross.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2011-2014.
Projectionist.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2011.
Distribution department.

EyeSteelFilm Inc.


2011.
The Vanishing Spring Light.
Feature Documentary.

Directed by Xun Yu.
Production Supervision
by Victor Arroyo.
EyeSteelFilm Inc.

 

Artistic Practice


2017.
Anna O and the Case of Displaced Memory.
Single Channel Video

Single channel video. 22 mins.
Sound, Color.
16mm to 4k.


2016.
MTL Nord.
Installation

1 video, 1 text panel
, Silent, B&W, 
35 mins.


2015.
Salix Tree.
Single Channel Video

Single channel video. 10 mins.
Sound, B&W.
super8mm to 2k.


2014.
Crisis.
Installation

10 black & white photographs, 2 text panels, 1 archival video.


2013.
Parc Mont-Royal.
Single Channel Video

Single channel video. 6 mins.
Sound, Color, B&W.
16mm & HD video.


2012.
Turcot 2.0. Narratives of Displacement.
Installation

Boxes, 1 text panel, 4 channels video. 24 mins.
HD & SD Video.

 

Exhibitions


February 27-March 31, 2017.
MTL Nord.
Installation.

FOFA Gallery
Montreal, Canada.


December 2016-January 2017.
MTL Nord.
Installation.

The New Gallery
Calgary, Canada.


November 01-30, 2016.
Crisis.
Installation.

FOFA Gallery
Montreal, Canada.


October 16-November 19, 2016.
MTL Nord.
Installation.

Modern Fuel ARC
Kingston, Canada.


March 05-april 02, 2016.
Salix Tree.
Single channel video.

Dissonant Integrations
Gallery Z Art Space.
Montreal, Canada.


March 31-april 04, 2015.
Salix Tree.
Single channel video.

FIVAC 2015
Galería Republica 289.
Camagüey, Cuba.


Nov 29-Dec 21, 2013.
Parc Mont-Royal.
Single channel video.

MVAS:INDEX A 2013
Melbourne Video Art Society
Kings ARI Gallery
Melbourne, Australia


June 14-30, 2013.
Parc Mont-Royal.
Single channels video.

CURRENTS 2013
Center for Contemporary Arts.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, US.


November 13 2012 –
March 31 2013.
Turcot 2.0. Narratives of Displacement.
Installation.

ABC:MTL
A Self-Portrait of Montreal

Le Centre Canadien d’Architecture-CCA.
Montreal, Canada.

 

Festivals


Salix Tree (2015)

Analogica Festival 2015, Italy. International Festival of Video Art nodoCCS 2015, Venezuela. Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2015, Canada. Simultan 2015, Romania.
Intermediaciones 2015, Colombia. Antimatter media art festival 2015, Canada. Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal RIDM 2015, Canada. IV Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta 2015, Chile. Smita Patil Documentary Film Festival 2015, India. Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá 2016, Colombia. Analogica/Jornadas de Reapropiacion 2016, Mexico. Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2016, US.

Parc Mont-Royal (2013)

Athens Video Art Festival 2013, Greece. 17th Japan Media Arts Festival 2013, Japan. Speculum Artium Festival 2013, Slovenia.

 

Residencies


El Colegio de Michoacan (2015-2017)
Center for the Study of Human Geography.
Mexico.
Artist-Researcher
Landscapes of Erasure: Geographies of Absence in Michoacan.

 

Conferences/Panels


March, 24, 2017.
The Postcolonial Politics of Memory in the Hanging of the Black Slave Marie-Angelique.
The Politics of Reparation and Representation.

The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture. Art History.
Carleton University.
Ottawa, Canada.


October 7, 2016.
The Making of Indigenous Resistance: Land Struggle and the Foreclosure of Politics.
Geographies of Absence and Political Identities.

Department of Geography, Planning & The Environment
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.


March 11, 2016.
Memory, Identity Politics and Documentation.
Home Movies and Self-ethnographic Practice.
The Case of Salix Tree.

EAHR-Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group.
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.


April 02, 2015.
Memory, Record, Documenting.
Documenting Oneself: Experimental Ethnography and the Social.

CEDINM.
Circuito para Exhibicion, Desarrollo y la Investigacion de Nuevos Medios .
Camagüey, Cuba.


March 07, 2015.
New Approaches to Stan Brakhage.
Brakhage as an essayist: Dog Star Man and the construction of memory.

Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.
The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
London, United Kingdom.


April 08, 2014.
Rhizomatic Narratives:
social activism, media ecology and cultures of resistance.

Hexagram.
Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies.
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.


March 17, 2013.
FIFEQ 2013
Festival International du Film
Ethnographique du Quebec.

Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.


January 10, 2013.
ABC:MTL
*A Self-Portrait of Montreal*

Victor Arroyo and Pierre Gauthier.
The social and urban issues in the Turcot interchange.

CCA.
Le Centre Canadien d’Architecture.
Montreal, Canada.


2000.
Sintaxis Turistica.
Entorno y Trayectorias de Significado.

Second Virtual Congress in Anthropology and Archaeology. Equipo NAYA. Argentina.

 

Awards and Funding


2017.
Quebec Mobility Bursary.
Awarded for research residency.

MEES.
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur.
Gouvernement du Québec.


2017.
Fine Arts Travel Award.
Awarded for research residency.

Faculty of Fine Arts.
Concordia University.


2017.
Conference and Exposition Award.
Awarded for conference presentation.

School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University.


2016-2019.
Concordia Graduate Fellowship.
Awarded for PhD studies.

Faculty of Fine Arts.
Concordia University.


2015-2016.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award.
Awarded for research project.

Mitacs, Canada.


2015-2016.
Sheila and Marvyn Kussner Graduate Scholarship.
Awarded for outstanding graduate studies.

School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University.


2015-2016.
Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship.
Awarded for graduate studies.

Faculty of Fine Arts.
Concordia University.


2015.
MESRST Bursary.
Awarded for academic research residency.

MESRST
Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, Recherche, Science et Technologie.
Gouvernement du Québec.


2015.
Fine Arts Travel Award.
Awarded for dissemination of research.

Faculty of Fine Arts.
Concordia University.


2015.
Conference and Exposition Award.
Awarded for conference presentation.

School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University.


2015.
NSERC Science, Action!
Finalist in the video competition.

NSERC.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.


2014.
The Fondation DeSève Graduate Award in Film Production.
Awarded for outstanding work in MFA.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2013-2016.
Millennium Bursary.
Awarded for graduate studies.

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Canada Federal Government.


2013-2014.
Fondation J.A. DeSève Graduate Fellowship.
Awarded for graduate studies.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2008-2011.
Millennium Bursary.
Awarded for undergraduate studies.

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Canada Federal Government.

 

Academic Service


2015-2016.
Single peer reviewer.
paper review.

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).


2016.
CFFxVAV students exhibition.
coordinator.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema & VAV Gallery.
Concordia University.


2015.
BFA Admissions Jury Member.
portfolio review.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2014.
Hiring Committee Member.
assistant professor position.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2014.
BFA Admissions Jury Member.
portfolio review.

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
Concordia University.

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