Promotion André S. Labarthe
Felipe Esparza’s work creates dynamic links and tensions between cinema, the visual arts and video creation. His projects display 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 body and image and truth. He tackles the complex relationship of these themes through visual narratives in which contemporary visual imagination cohabits with archives and local and universal cultural codes, creating metalingual pieces. Cursus
He studied communications at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, where he specialized in video and graphic design. At the same time he studied psychology at the same university. He continued his lm training in New York. In addition, he completed his Master in Contemporary Photography at the Image Center, Peru. He has taken courses in video art in Peru and workshops with artists and lmmakers such
as Jonas Mekas, Vincent Moon, Victor Erice and Antoine Dagata. He has been selected as Director at the Talent Campus in Berlin. He lived in Beijing for some time in a residence with the Chinese artist Gaobo.
His videos and video installations have been shown in national art centers such as MALI, Luis Miro Quesada, Lugar de la Memoria, Ministry of Culture (Lima) and international artists such as A Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin ), Triennial Guangzhou Image (China), Videobrasil Festival (Sao Paulo), Municipal Camera of Lisbon (Portugal).
His lms have been shown at lm festivals such as Lima Independent, Lima Film Festival, Uniondocs (NY), Les Rencontres Internationales, Center Pompidou (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin). International Exhibition of Audiovisual Appropriation (Lima). He had a focus of his work at the Festival de Lima Independiente. In addition, his work has been projected in different cineclubs of Latin America.
He has won an award at the Independent Lima Festival and the National Competition for Experimental Projects (DAFO).