Mara Chavez is a Latine visual artist and filmmaker. She combines different methods of research and storytelling to explore the links between community, extraction, memory and migration.

Déchoukaj 

2023, Research, Intervention, Documentary

Isthmus, a narrowing of land

2021, Documentary,  25’

Chipped Shores

2022, Video Essay,  7’

Tejidos

2022-23, Installation

Nostalgia por la muerte

2021, Video Essay, 4’

Factory Movements

2020, Performace & Installation

Hintergrundsmusik

2020, Experimental, 5’

Sueños Fronterizos

2018, Research, Documentary, Radio



2023

Casa Cine CDMX, MX
SEA Foundation, Tilburg, NL
Austrian Filmmuseum, Vienna, AT
FISURA, Festival de Cine Experimental, Mexico City, MX
mumok kino, Vienna, AT
Swedenborg Film Festival, SE

2022 

Zoetrope, Athens, GR
Cinenova, Lisbon, PT
Festival Gollut, Girona, ESP
FECIBA, Mexico City, MX
Event Research Programme Glasgow, UK
Equinoxio, Bogota, CO
Student World Impact, New York, USA
Alucine, Toronto, CA
undocumenta, Kassel, DE
Glasgow Zine Library, UK
Reflektor Gallery, Užice, SRB
Improper Walls, Vienna, AT
Toronto Multicultural Film Festival, CA
Labile Botschaft, Vienna, AT
Bratislava International Film Festival, SK
Duemila30, Milan, IT

2019

Havana Film festival, Glasgow, UK
DOCUMENT – Human Rights Film Festival, Glasgow, UK

2015

Albertina, Vienna, AT
Designforum, Vienna, AT
Kunsthaus, Vienna, AT
Artenne Nenzing, Vorarlberg, AT

EDUCATION

2022/23 | Schule Friedl Kubelka

School for Independent Film

2021 | HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg

Individual short course (MA) Film as Research Tool

2019-2020 | Goldsmiths University London

MA Documentary Filmmaking

2015-19 | University of Glasgow

MSc Psychology & Social Sciences

2014-15 | DieGraphische, Vienna

Masterclass Alumni Graphic and Communication Design

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS


2023 | BMKÖS Film & Art Stipend
2023 | Risktakers Fellow (Superrr Lab & Allianz Foundation)
2022 | Student World Impact Honorable Mention (Lighthouse Film Festival)
2022 | Best Experimental Short (BFF)
2020 | Screenskills emerging filmmaker mentee

WORK IN FILM & MEDIA


2021 | Panama Film, Vienna, AT
2020 | Ojo de Agua Comunicación, Oaxaca, MX 
2019-20 | Refugee Infobus, Calais, FR 
2019 | Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF), UK
2019 | Sheffield DocFest, UK
2018 | Femspectives Film Festival, UK
2018 | Document – Human Rights Film Festival, UK
2018 | Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK
2018 | Glasgow Film Festival, UK
2017 | OaxacaCine, MX