Victor Arroyo (b. 1977 Mexico) is a video artist working in the cross field between cinema and contemporary art.
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 2021 BIENALSUR, Canadian Centre for Architecture CCA, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Cinemateca do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, FOFA Gallery, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Museo de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson.
His films have played at various festivals including RIDM Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire Montréal, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Kasseler Dokfest, Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, Docudays UA International Documentary Film Festival, Festival International du Film sur l’Art FIFA, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Simultan Media Arts Festival, Festival Internacional Cine Experimental Dobra, Japan Media Arts Festival, Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma among others.
His most recent research was published by DIO Press (New York, NY).
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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