victor arroyo

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 International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South, Japan Media Arts Festival, Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, Museo de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson, 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).


SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
10 | 2021
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BIENALSUR International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South
08 | 2021
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Geographies of Emancipation and the Production of Autonomy in the P’urhépecha Forest
Walking Together in Indigenous Research
Edited by Laura Forsythe and Jennifer Markides
05 | 2021
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