Agustín Ortiz Herrera works with moving image and performance. He is interested in a critical research practice which explores the semantic possibilities of non-linear video installations. He uses that medium to deal with issues such as intersectionality, the violence engraved in power relations and the contradictions of capitalism. His strategies include the challenge of hierarchies and automatic positions established between spectators and audiovisuals as well as the subversion of expectations by shaking interfaces and requiring an active role to the viewer. He comes originally from Barcelona where he graduated in Fine Arts. Later he studied filmmaking in New York and after a screenwriting period he returned to his art production while studying the Master’s Program in Fine Arts at Konstfack, Stockholm. He works and lives in Uppsala, Sweden.

Solo exhibitions

If I were there / Om Jag var där, Köttinspektionen, Uppsala 2016
They talk, Centrifugue @ Konsthall C, Stockholm 2016
Breakdown, Konstfack Gallery, Stockholm 2015
Light Control, Performance, Uppsala Art Museum 2015
Self-Storage, Snerk Gallery, Tromsø, Norway 2015
Shelter, Konstfack Gallery, Stockholm 2015
Empty Living, La Createca, Barcelona 2014

Collective exhibitions

An accidental message on violence, Konstfack Spring Exhibition, Stockholm 2016
Home, Open Art Bienal, Örebro, Sweden 2015
Empty Living, Det vi ännu tror oss kunna benämna, CFF Stockholm 2015
Diptych, Hungry Eyes @Platform Gallery, Stockholm 2015
Another Sisyphean Round, uNder_grOund_sTockholm_ptII, 2015
Filling the gap, Black Mountain Archive-Residency, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin 2015

Round table

Perception on urban transformation. Köttinspektionen, Uppsala, January 2016. With Irene Molina, Katrin Helena Jonsdottir and Jennifer Mack
La crisis de la vivienda. Arte y activismo social. La Createca, Barcelona, November 2014. With Silvia González Laá, Laia Forné and Jaime Palomera

Awards
Nils Johan Sjöstedts Stipendium, 2016

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Master in Fine Arts, Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm 2016
Bachelor in Fine Arts, Barcelona University 1998
Filmmaking Program, The New School University, New York 2003