victor arroyo
BFA | MFA

 

Education


2016 – in progress.
PhD in Humanities
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture.
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.

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

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

 

Additional Training


Main Film
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, editing, web development.
Analog photography, dark room processing.
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.


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.

 

Employment History


2019.

Exhibition/Residency Coordinator.
Memory Keepers Nuit Blanche.
Jesse Tungilik Residency.

Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.
Concordia University.


2014-2019.

Gallery Assistant.

FOFA Gallery.
Concordia University.


2011-2014.

Projectionist.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2011.

Distribution Coordinator.

EyeSteelFilm.

 

Teaching and Research


2015-2018.

Researcher in residency.

Center for the Study of Human Geography.
El Colegio de Michoacan.


2015-2016.

Adjunct Professor.
Filmmaking I.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2014-2015.

Teaching Assistant.
Filmmaking III.
Experimental Cinema.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2013-2014.

Teaching Assistant.
Filmmaking II.
Documentary Cinema.

Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema.
Concordia University.


2012-2015.

Research Assistant.
Daniel Cross.

Concordia University.
EyeSteelFilm.

 

Publications


2018.

Seeing Blackness: Found footage and the archive as modes of investigation in the hanging of Marie-Josèphe Angélique.

AM Journal of Art and Media Studies.
No.15/April 2018.

 

Artistic Practice


2019.
Portrait of a Nation.
Installation

SD surveillance footage
B&W, Stereo
22 mins.


2018.
Time is out of Joint.
Short Documentary Film

HD, Super8mm
Color, Stereo.
25 mins.


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

16mm to 4k.
Color, Stereo.
14 mins.


2016.
MTL Nord.
Installation

SD surveillance footage, Silent, B&W,
1 text panel.
35 mins.


2015.
Salix Tree.
Short Documentary Film

super 8mm to 2k.
B&W, Stereo.
10 mins.


2014.
Crisis.
Installation

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


2013.
Parc Mont-Royal.
Single Channel Video

16mm to HD.
Color, B&W, Stereo.
6 mins.


2012.
Turcot.
Installation

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

 

Exhibitions


April-May, 2019.
Portrait of a Nation.
Installation.

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
Montreal, Canada.


February-March, 2017.
MTL Nord.
Installation.

FOFA Gallery
Montreal, Canada.


December 2016-January 2017.
MTL Nord.
Installation.

The New Gallery
Calgary, Canada.


November-December, 2016.
Crisis.
Installation.

FOFA Gallery
Montreal, Canada.


October-November, 2016.
MTL Nord.
Installation.

Modern Fuel ARC
Kingston, Canada.


March-April, 2016.
Salix Tree.
Single channel video.

Gallery Z Art Space
Montreal, Canada.


March-April, 2015.
Salix Tree.
Single channel video.

Galería Republica 289
Camagüey, Cuba.


November-December, 2013.
Parc Mont-Royal.
Single channel video.

Kings ARI Gallery
Melbourne, Australia


June 2013.
Parc Mont-Royal.
Single channel video.

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


November 2012-March 2013.
Turcot.
Installation.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture
Montreal, Canada.

 

Festivals


DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2019
ICDOCS International Documentary Film Festival 2019
Docudays UA International Documentary Film Festival 2019, Ukraine
Festival International du Film sur l’Art 2019, Canada
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2019
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire Montréal RIDM 2018
Festival de Cine Etnografico de Ecuador 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Festival Internacional de la Imagen 2018, Colombia
Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá 2016
Analogica/Jornadas de Reapropiacion 2016, Mexico

Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2016
Antimatter Media Art Festival 2015, Canada
Festival Internacional de Videoarte nodoCCS 2015, Venezuela
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2015
Simultan Media Arts Festival 2015, Romania
Intermediaciones Muestra de Video Arte y Video Experimental 2015, Colombia
ANALOGICA Experimental Film Festival 2015, Italy
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal RIDM 2015
Festival Internacional de Documentales de Antofagasta 2015, Chile
Smita Patil Documentary Film Festival 2015, India
Speculum Artium Festival 2013, Slovenia
Athens Video Art Festival 2013
Japan Media Arts Festival 2013

 

Residencies


PRIM
Productions Réalisations Indépendantes de Montréal.
Programme Documentaire à Risque.
2019.


El Colegio de Michoacan
Artist-Researcher.
Center for the Study of Human Geography.
Mexico.
2015-2018.


Talent Lab
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal.
RIDM 2017.

 

Artist Talks and Lectures


Concordia University. Institute for Urban Futures. 2019.

El Colegio de Michoacan. Cátedra en Geografía Humana Elisée Reclus. Mexico. 2018.

Concordia University. Intermedia Department. Montréal. 2017.

El Colegio de Michoacan. Center for the Study of Human Geography. Mexico. 2017.

 

Conferences/Panels


March, 15, 2019.
Geographies of Resistance and Political Autonomy.
The Production of Territory in the P’urhépecha Forest.

Department of Native Studies.
University of Manitoba.
Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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.
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.
Concordia University.
Montreal, Canada.


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

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


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

Festival Internacional de Video Arte Camaguey.
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.
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.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture.
Montreal, Canada.


2000.
Sintaxis Turistica.
Entorno y Trayectorias de Significado.

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

 

Grants and Funding


2019.
Programme Documentaire à Risque.
Awarded for artistic production.

PRIM.
Productions Réalisations Indépendantes de Montréal.


2019.
Conference and Exposition Award.
Awarded for research presentation.

School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University.


2018.
Conference Funding Award.
Awarded for research presentation.

Graduate Students Association.
Concordia University.


2018.
Fine Arts Travel Award.
Awarded for research residency.

Faculty of Fine Arts.
Concordia University.


2018.
Conference and Exposition Award.
Awarded for research presentation.

School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University.


2018.
Concept to Realization Grant.
Awarded for artistic production.

Canada Council for the Arts.
Canada.


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

School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University.


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.
Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship.
Awarded for Doctoral 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.


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.

 

Awards


Winner
Short Documentary Award
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2019.


Nominee
Grand Prize International Competition DOCU/SHORT
Docudays UA International Documentary Film Festival 2019.


Nominee
Grand Prize Short and Medium-Length Documentary Competition
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2019.


Nominee
Doc/Dispatch Prize Best Short Documentary Film
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2018.


Nominee
Grand Prize National Short and Medium-Length Competition
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire Montréal RIDM 2018.


Winner
Exhibition Award Concordia Remembers
Concordia University, Montréal, 2016.

 

Academic and Community Service


2018-2019.
Pre-selection Committee.

Ann Arbor Film Festival.


2017-2018.
Pre-selection Committee.

Ann Arbor Film Festival.


2015-2016.
Single peer reviewer.

Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).


2016.
CFFxVAV students exhibition.
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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