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Felipe Esparza (Talara, 1985). Felipe Esparza (Talara, 1985)




El trabajo de Felipe Esparza crea nexos y tensiones dinámicas entre el cine, la plástica y la videocreación. En sus proyectos conviven un marcado interés por los contenidos de orden social y una exploración de temáticas como la naturaleza, la comunicación no verbal, lo sagrado, sus derivas simbólicas y la relación entre imagen y tiempo, imagen e historia e imagen y verdad. Aborda la compleja representación de estos temas elaborando narrativas visuales donde el imaginario visual contemporáneo cohabita con el archivo y con códigos culturales locales y universales, llegando al punto de conseguir piezas de metalenguaje.

Sus vídeos y videoinstalaciones se han podido ver en centros de arte nacionales como: MALI, Luis Miro Quesada, Lugar de la Memoria, Ministerio de Cultura (Lima) e internacionales cómo: A la Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Triennial Guangzhou Image (China), Museo de Arte contemporáneo de Shangyuang (Pekín), Festival Videobrasil (Sao Paulo), Cámara municipal de Lisboa (Portugal), Los Angeles Film Forum, Centro de producción de arte contemporáneo HANGAR, (Barcelona), Museo del Reina Sofia (Madrid), Festival de Videoarte de Buenos Aires.

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Felipe Esparza's work creates dynamic links and tensions between cinema, plastic arts and video creation. In his projects there is a marked interest in social content and an exploration of themes such as nature, non-verbal communication, the sacred, its symbolic derivatives and the relationship between image and time, image and history and image and truth. He tackles the complex representation of these themes elaborating visual narratives where the contemporary visual imaginary cohabits with the archive and with local and universal cultural codes, reaching the point of obtaining metalanguage pieces.

His videos and video installations have been seen in national art centers such as: MALI, Luis Miro Quesada, Lugar de la Memoria, Ministerio de Cultura (Lima) and international as: A la Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Triennial Guangzhou Image (China), Shangyuang Contemporary Art Museum (Beijing), Videobrasil Festival (Sao Paulo), Lisbon Municipal Chamber (Portugal), Los Angeles Film Forum, HANGAR Contemporary Art Production Centre (Barcelona), Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), Buenos Aires Video Art Festival.





EDUCATION // FORMACIÓN

2003 - 2009. Degree in Communications Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. (UPC) specialization in audiovisual, graphic design and psychology.

2011. Diploma in Web Design Pro and programming. Media Academy Pro. Lima.

2012. Video editing and 16 mm, cinematography and film / video production in Mono no Aware film institute in New York.

2015 - 2016. Master of Contemporary Photography in the Center of the Image Institute (Lima).



WORKSHOPS // TALLERES Y CURSOS

2008. Painting courses  in “Corriente Alterna”. Lima

2013. Seminar of Postmodernity at the Goethe Institute. Lima.

2014.  XXIII Latin American Meeting on the Thought of Donald W. Winnicott.

2015. Silkscreen course in “Ikarus Workshop”. Lima.

2015. Video art course at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima by Alvaro Icaza.

2015. Course of the Phenomenon of the Photobook. Dictated by La Troupe. Center of the Image. Lima.

2016. Director selected at the Berlinale Talent Campus.

2016. Workshop on The Language of Video Art with Angie Bonino.

2017. Conversation. Cinema as well as language. With Felipe Esparza, Sandra Rodríguez and Leonardo Barbuy. MOSAICO.




ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES // RESIDENCIAS ARTÍSTICAS

2017. Residency. Beijing Shangyuan Artists Association. With the artist Gaobo.

2018. 5art Gallery Residence in Guangzhou, China.

2019 - 2020. Artist selected in Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts, France.





AWARDS // PREMIOS

2016. Winner of the national award of experimental films. DAFO. (Lima, Peru)

2016. Honorable mention. Independent Lima Film Festival.

2017. Honorable mention. Seventh edition of the International Video Art Festival, FIVA. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2018. Best National Film. Independent Lima Film Festival.


FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS // FESTIVALES, PROYECCIONES Y EXPOSICIONES

2012. Itinerant exhibition of the Lima Film Festival.

2013. Audiovisual shows insurgency in motion: Anthology of the peruvian audiovisual margins. MALI.

2013. Experimental Peruvian video in the space “El Galpón”.

2015. Les Rencontres Internationale in Berlin and in Paris the organization New Cinema and Contemporary Art.

2016.  Current - Non-Fiction. International Experimental Film Festival.

2016.  Entries of the memory and the present. Collective exhibition. Center of the Image. Lima

2016. Videoart nigths. Luis Miro Quesada gallery.

2016. A new cinema in Peru II [Panorama independent of the national cinematography]. Invisible CineClub and The House of Peruvian Literature.

2016. Complexity and diversity of the new Peruvian cinema”. Cineclub of the University Cayetano Heredia.

2016. Focus of filmography at the Independent Lima Festival.

2016. Work screening in the Berlinale Talent Campus

2016. Drifting: Experiments in contemporary video. Gallery Luis Miro Quesada. Lima.

2016. Show of Latin American shorts. Maracaibo. Venezuela.

2017.  Cycle of cinema made in Peru. Organized by the Ministry of Culture.
Projection in the Place of Memory. LUM

2017. Constant carnival. Compilation cycle of the Third Encounter of Non-Fiction Cinema. Armando Robles Godoy. Lima.

2017. New looks vol. I. Peruvian Cinema Series. Culture Ministry. Lima.

2017. Videoart nigths. Luis Miro Quesada gallery.

2017. DESTROYED BORDERS: THIS IS (NOT) CINEMA. Sample of experimental video in the framework of the Festival “Independent Lima”

2017. Artist selected. MUTA: International Audiovisual Appropriation.

2017. Ibero-American cinema show. Commemoration of Lisbon Capital Iberoamericana de Cultura 2017.

2017. Exhibition. Artist selected for the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil 2017.

2017. Exhibition. Simultaneous Eidos—Guangzhou Image Triennial 2017. Guangdong Museum of Art.

2017. Projection. Fovéa Experimental Found-footage. Nice, France. 

2017. Projection. Shared Sight International Film Festival. Cluj-Napoca. Paris, France.

2017. Special mention. Seventh edition of the International Video Art Festival, FIVA. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2017. Caravan of Cinema Cusqueño. Armando Robles Godoy Cinema Room of the Ministry of Culture. Peru.

2017. Projection Los Angeles Filmforum. Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Cine Experimental en América Latina).

2017. Screening in the film festival Al Este de Lima.

2018. Screening at the Shangyuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

2018. Image and word film series. Peruvian Cinematographic Poetics.
Cineteca Nacional de Chile.

2018. Best film. National competition at the Lima Independent Film Festival.

2018. Projection. "CORRIENTE V: Latin American Encounterof Non-Fiction Cinema."

2018. Eighth edition of the International Video Art Festival, FIVA. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2018. Exhibition. Works of the Videobrasil Historical Collection. HANGAR - Artistic Research Centre, in Lisbon, Portugal

2018. Individual exhibition. 5art Gallery. Guangzhou. China

2019. Screening of collection Ismo Ismo Ismo. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

2019. Screening in François Ghebaly Gallery. Los Angeles.




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