I am a filmmaker, video essayist, and writer with P.h.D. in Artistic Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After teaching film and criticism at the Universidad de las Artes (Ecuador), I am now a Post-doc Researcher for the Future of Cinema and the Audiovisual Arts at Università della Svizzera italiana, in partnership with Locarno Film Festival.
I am the author of two books: La crítica es una escuela: Conversaciones sobre la crítica de cine de cine en América Latina, published by UArtes Ediciones in 2022, with interviews with fellow film critics Latin America and a foreward by Roger Koza; and Guayaquil en ruinas: Cartografía fílmica de una ciudad, co-edited by Martín Baus, published by Guayaquil Analógico in 2023, with a publishing/editorial grant from the Premio Nacional de las Artes Mariano Aguilera 2022.
My recent film and video essay work has screened at Prismatic Ground, Cámara Lúcida, MUTA, Transcinema, UltraCinema, and Frontera Sur. My writing on film has been published in Senses of Cinema, Short Film Studies, desistfilm, Kino Slang, La vida útil, La Furia Umana and Fuera de Campo. In 2021 we created Rialécticas, an annual film program for Guayaquil based on geographic, environmental and social issues that are affecting the city. In 2023 I was invited to join Berlin Critic's Week Selection Committee. I am also co-director of Fuera de Campo and Associate Editor at [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies.
Guayaquil Analógico (film collective)
Rialécticas - Jornadas Cinematográficas de Guayaquil (film programming)
Fuera de Campo Film Journal
[in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies