GONZALO ESCOBAR MORA, Camera Person
Gonzalo Escobar Mora is an artist who wants to be filmmaker, and a filmmaker who wants to be an artist. Originally from Colombia, he began to explore photography, film, video, and installation art in South Florida, and later obtained his bachelor’s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is now pursuing a master’s program in the city of Sarajevo, under the mentorship of Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr and his film.factory project. Gonzalo’s work ranges from video art, documentary filmmaking, and essay cinema, borrowing and blurring conventions, to explore where the personal and the political meet. He has had the opportunity of working in projects throughout Latin America, from workshops and documentary fieldwork in Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia, to personal audiovisual projects in Peru and Bolivia. His latest collaboration film “tHERE" was a result from a trip to Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. As a Princess Grace Award recipient, Gonzalo's thesis project took place in his native country, where he combined media making along with street interventions. His work has been shown in film and video festivals such as MOCA’s Optical Nerve in North Miami, Missouri’s TRUE/FALSE Film Festival, and international festivals such as CineSul in Brazil, and Against the Silence in Mexico.