Andres Tapia-Urzua

Andres Tapia-Urzua / ATU is an artist practicing in video, music, performance, interactivity, installation and cultural theory. His work continually explores the liminality of a cross-cultural, cross-technological identity. Fusing aesthetics, theory and political issues, he offers us a poignant and fascinating look at cultural identity, where social alienation, high-tech environments and the poetics of globalization are represented in sharp and accessible ways. Andres demonstrates a commanding presence in his original videos that embrace the politics of the personal and how the personal becomes political through an often surreal, dream-like poetic.

Chairman of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production and Visual Effects & Motion Graphics programs at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Founder of Plan Z Media, a video, sound and multimedia production company specializing in the arts. Mid-Atlantic Media Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow. Winner of the Cine Latino Award in San Francisco, California; the Experimental Award at the FICS Film Festival in Santiago de Chile; and of the Design, Art & Technology Media Arts Award in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Twice nominated for a Rockefeller fellowship; his work has been published and exhibited in such venues as the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California; the Global Multimedia Interface in London, UK; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba; the International Video Art Festival of Camagüey, Cuba; the Andy Warhol Museum; and the Biennial of Video and Electronic Arts in Santiago, Chile.

Artist Code: 1052


Open City of Amereida: Experimental Architecture in Chile

2013, 51:00 minutes, colour, Spanish with English Subtitles

Mission A

2006, 10:00 minutes, colour

Electronic Cinema III

2004, 49:00 minutes, colour

When Video Came

2003, 42:00 minutes, colour

Electronic Cinema II

2000, 66:00 minutes, colour

Electronic Cinema I

2000, 46:00 minutes, colour