AGUSTÍN ORTIZ HERRERA
Agustín Ortiz Herrera’s artistic practice is developed in the fields of audiovisual, performance and installation. He uses these media to activate the queer perspective in a patriarchal-colonialist context nurtured by the dominance of audiovisual persuasion and the normative representation of memory. Besides his artistic activity he is teaching Documentary Film at the University College Utrecht. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, and filmmaking at The New School University in New York. After a period working as a screenwriter, he returned to artistic practice by completing the Master of Fine Arts at the Konstfack College of Arts in Stockholm. His recent exhibitions and collaborations include “Demiurgós” presented for The Science Biennal in Barcelona at the Macba Chappel 2023, “el inicio, su principio”, Espai Souvenir, Barcelona 2022, The tradition that runs through us, Center d’Art Santa Mónica, 2022, An accidental message on violence, Festival PLECS-Cultura Rizoma, 2022. In 2021 his work Fungi Fantasy and their friends Crazy Bacteria was acquired by the MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum) collection. His audiovisual project Gnosis iluminada premiered at the prestigious IDFA 2022 (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam).