Vita

born in 1981 in Lima, Peru. Based in Cologne, Germany

From 1999 to 2005 working on video, film, design, and performance under the video group “Sapo inc.” in Ecuador where he made studies in fine arts and visual communication at the Catholic University and the USFQ in Quito. From 2006 to 2009 postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts of Cologne in the fields of videoart and experimental film. Rodríguez has been working as a lecturer at the Academy of Media Arts of Cologne, and as video and media advisor at Cologne’s City House Theater (Schauspielhaus Köln). Since 2016 he works as picture editor at Deutsche Welle. His performer character Pepi is a founder member of the FREIraum Ensemble. 2016 he co-founded the media plattform “Gonzo Echo Space Agency “with the interdisciplinary artist Echo Ho and won a grant of the Media Start-Up Center of North-Rhine Westphalia. Rodríguez’s works has been presented internationally in institutions and theater houses such as CalArts, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 104 Paris, KW Berlin, PACT-Zollverein among others and awarded in art venues and festivals, such as Oberhausen or the Videonale. His work deals with narrative experimentation and construction of identities against the background of radical fiction by using time-based media and performative arts.

Education:

2006-2009 Academy of Media Arts of Cologne (Germany) / Master in media art / German diploma in audio-visual media
2002-2005 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) / Associate’s degree in Graphic Design
1999-2001 Universidad Católica de Quito (Ecuador) / Undergraduate studies in Fine Arts

Mentions & Grants:

2016 Grant of the Mediengründerzentrum NRW
2015 Medienkunst-Förderung/SK Stiftung Kultur
2013 Projektförderung für junge Künstler/ Kunststiftung NRW
2011 Special Mention at the Videonale13 Bonn (Germany)
2009 Special Mention at Expresión en Corto – Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico)
2009 3-sat Award in German Competition at the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany)

Residencies:
2016 Artist in Residence / Schloss Bröllin
2015 Work residency / Tanzhaus NRW
2013 Artist in Residence / Pact Zollverein
2012-2010 Production residency / Filmlaboratorium / Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf
2009 International exchange / Feldstärke International’09 / Centquatre Paris / Pact Zollverein / CalArts

Exhibitions and Festivals (excerpt):

2017 A Life Like This  / LIFT/ PIX FILM Gallery / Toronto (Canada)
2016 AbstractVisions / open studio / Schloss Bröllin (Germany)
2016 RAVE / New Talents Biennale / Museum Kolumba / Cologne (Germany)
2016 Filmlab Fest / Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf (Germany)
2016 Far Off / Jack In The Box / Cologne (Germany)
2015 Mise en Scène / solo show / Kunsthaus Rhenania / Cologne (Germany)
2015 Exil / FREIraum Ensemble / Odonien / Cologne (Germany)
2015 Saisonstart Bonn / Videonale-Program / Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany)
2015 AbstractVisions / Now&Next Plattform / Tanzhaus NRW / Düsseldorf (Germany)
2014 30 Years-30 Voices / retrospective of 30 Years Videonale / Kunstverein Bonn (Germany)
2014 Euphoria / FREIraum Ensemble / Odonien / Cologne (Germany)
2014 Cut-up / group show / Kulturbunker Köln (Germany)
2013 Hold-up at Salon Jeunes création / 104 Paris (France)
2013 The Initiate (You) & The Mystics (Them) / duo show / Quartier am Hafen Poll (Germany)
2013 Reykjavik Shorts and Docs Festival (Iceland)
2013 Un espace by Hold-Up / group exhibition / La Marbrerie / Montreuil (France)
2013 Ambient Music Festival / Basilika St. Aposteln / Cologne (Germany)
2012 VIDEOFEST2K12 / Bienal Internacional de Video y Cine Contemporáneo (Mexico)
2012 Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico)
2012 Donnerhall / die Große Kunstausstellung NRW / Kunstpalast Düsseldorf (Germany)
2011 FilmlabFest / Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf (Germany)
2011 Hafenlichtspiele / Medienhafen Düsseldorf (Germany)
2011 Video Re:View Festival / BWA Contemporary Art Gallery / Katowice (Poland)
2011 FranceDoc / Cinema LaClef / Paris (France)
2011 Videonale 13 / Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany)
2010 Höhepunkte der KunstFilmBiennale / KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin (Germany)
2010 OpenCinema / St. Petersburg (Russia)
2010 Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) / Forum & Media Art Fair / Kokerei Zollverein / Essen (Germany)
2010 New Talents – Biennale Cologne (Germany)
2010 Festival International de Cinema Visions du Reel / Nyon (Switzerland)
2010 Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
2009 Torino Film Festival (Italy)
2009 Kasseler Dokumentar Film- und Video Festival (Germany)
2009 KunstFilmBiennale 09 Cologne (Germany)
2009 Sao Paulo Short Film Festival (Brazil)
2009 Loop’09 Barcelona (Spain)
2009 Reel to real c/o Künstlerhaus Mousonturm / Frankfurt (Germany)
2009 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany)
2009 Another Today / Happening within the Feldstärke International’09 Programm / Pact Zollverein (Germany), California Institute of Arts (USA) and Centquatre Paris (France)
2008 CortoCircuito Latino Short Film Festival of New York (USA)
2007 Die Badewanne / Raum Kalk / Cologne (Germany)
2007 Rettung ohne Untergang / Deutzer Brücke / Cologne (Germany)
2007 Transterritorial Festival of Underground Cinema / Buenos Aires (Argentina)
2006 VAE 10 / Centro Cultural de España / Lima (Peru)
2006 HAPPY_HOUR / Fundación Telefónica / Lima (Peru)
2004 1st Student Biennale of Contemporary Art of Quito (Ecuador)
2002 Tercermundista 4 ever / Umbrella Center / New York (USA)
2002 Sapo inc. No es Cine / Cine 8yMedio / Quito (Ecuador)
2001 Al Piso / Galería González Guzmán / Quito (Ecuador)

Commissioned Work (excerpt):

2016 bodyRealities / Live-video for dance theater by DIN A13 / Korea International Accessible Dance Festival KIADA Seoul (South Korea)
2015 Showroom Porsche at the Shanghai Tower / Presentation of light and audiovisual stage concept / Stuttgart (Germany)
2015 Esthetique / stage design for accesible fashion show of the WfbM Duisburg / Geblässe Halle Duisburg (Germany)
2015 ROTKAMMERTRAUM / videoart for contemporary dance piece based on Cao Xueqin’s “The Dream of the Red Chamber / Folkwang Tanz Studio Essen (Germany)
2014 MIRA4/Wish / Live-video for film-installation and choreography / Kunsthaus Rhenania Cologne
2014 Peregrinus / Live-video and stage design / dance performance / TanzFaktur Köln (Germany)
2013 Prisma / videoart for multimedia symphonic concert by the Ruhr Ensemble in coop. with Company Kuozo / Machinenhaus Essen (Germany)
2012 TimeGAPS / videoart for dance theater by IP-Tanz / Barnes Crossing Köln and the MOVE! Festival Krefeld (Germany)
2012 Requiem for places / videoart for dance theater by NovaTanz / Sommerblutfestival Cologne (Germany)
2011 Dancers / videoart for film and dance performance by m & company in cooperation with the Academy of Media Art of Cologne and the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum (Germany)
2010 Baum der Klänge / live visual art for audiovisual concert for children by the Philharmonic of Munich / (Germany)