Marcos Serafim is an artist and researcher working with film, video and sound across theatrical exhibition, installation and performance. Harnessing documental, sensorial and generative strategies, he examines matters such as social identity, media and necropolitics. Whether coming from an ethnographic or non-human perspective, his works offer critical and poetic experiences for reflection on otherness.
He has exhibited work at the 5th and 6th Ghetto Bienalle in Haiti; the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Brazil; the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), the Queens Museum, and Flux Factory in New York. His work has been screened in film festivals in multiple countries, including the Cine Esquema Novo Film Festival in Brazil (Audience Choice Second Best Short), Israel`s Horn Festival for Experimental Films (Jury’s Second Prize), Northampton Film Festival in Massachusetts (Jury’s Honorable Mention for Short Experimental) and Faito Doc Festival in Italy (Young Jury’s Honorable Mention for Short Documentary). His projects are funded by grants and scholarships in Brazil, Sweden and the United Stated; including the Collaborative Arts And Design Research Grant from Michigan State University, and the Santa Catarina State Award for Film Production in Brazil. His work is currently represented by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.
Serafim is Assistant Professor of Photography | Video| Imaging at University of Arizona, Tucson (starting Fall 2020). He holds a BA in Film and Video from Parana State University in Brazil, an MA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University.