Mario González

b.1973

Visual artist and Performer. Bogotá (1973). Studies in Film arts and Photography (1994) Video Production (1999) Screenplay for film (2016) / Crew member and collaborator in independent art spaces: "Residencia en la Tierra" (2011-2015) "El Parche Artist Residency" (2014 to the present), "El Sanatorio Espacio Cultural"(2012 to the present) / Video Performer since 2005, and V.J. in several musical projects. As an independent artist, I do mix sounds, live poetry, and video in my performance. I also do ceramics, photography and drawing. Since 2015 I am part of the crew of KUIR BOG FEST, festival of queer cinema and arts. My job is to organize the filmic programming and produce and manage the festival events.

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As an artist my focus is putted on the fight against shame, that Patriarchal Society uses as a way to control the lives of individuals in our culture. I use the resources of multimedia and live performance to create an experience, that helps me spreading my speech, powerfully influenced by the texts of the Queer theory (Buttler, Segdwick, Preciado).

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Filmmaker and visual artist. Bogotá, 1973. Studies in Film arts and Photography Unitec (1994) and Television Production Fundación Lumiere (1999). Degree in screenwriting (Universidad Santiago de Cali, 2016) I have been teaching in several universities in Colombia in the areas of arts, video and screenplay. I have been collaborator in independent art spaces (Residencia en la Tierra, El Parche Artist Residency, El Sanatorio Espacio Cultural).

I´m focused in educational works, with communities living in vulnerable situations. I have been developing a process for two years with the Foundation "Función Esperanza" Teaching the bases of dramaturgy to children in foster care and prison population . As an artist I'm interested in new media, transmedia storytelling and performing arts. I create bi dimensional and tri dimensional pieces. I also create live Performances, using video and Sound art.

I have exhibited works and made performances in several exhibitions and shows since 2006, exploring subjects like Memory in the piece "Olvido y Silencio" II Salón de la Justicia, (Cámara de Comercio, 2015), Identity and Gender Violence in the Political Cabaret Multimedia "imputations" (2016) Culture and identity with the pieces "El"(Caída y Recuperación, Museo del Arte Moderno de Bogotá 2010-2011), Y "Soy Todo Oídos, Video performance for the festival "Zumbidos Cosquilleos y Otras Inconformidades Sonoras" (Auditorio Multple, Universidad Javeriana 2016) I'm also interested in historical research and creative writing.