Mauricio Freyre

Mauricio Freyre (Lima, 1976) is a researcher, audiovisual artist, and filmmaker with a background in architecture. In his work, he focuses on structures and systems of ideas at the margins of the constructed and projected, emphasizing blind spots, dark areas, accidents, distortions and forms of consciousness that are excluded. A current project he is engaged in is 'Estados Generales', which traces the role of botany and its systems within colonial sciences, exploring the political and subversive dimension of the plant world in relation to a western epistemology. It has received support from ICAA, Instituto de Cinematografía y Artes Audiovisuales in Spain, DAFO in Peru, FidLAB 2021 in Marseille and Residencias Matadero in Madrid. His project ‘Interspecies Architecture’ has been premiered in May 2021 at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the Taiwan Pavilion.
Recently he has obtained the National Prize for Experimental Films awarded by the Ministry of Culture in Peru. His films and installations have been included in different programs and exhibitions including 17th Venice Architecture Biennale in Venice, Centro Centro, Madrid, Collectif Jeune Cinéma in Paris, Bisagra in Lima, Imagine Science Films in New York, Lima independiente, Festival Internacional de Cine Valdivia, Film Fest Gent, Strangloscope in Florianopolis, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, l’Alternativa, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, TENT in Rotterdam, Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht and Fundación Telefonica in Lima.

Selected exhibitions and screenings

17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Taiwan Pavillion, posponed, May 2021
MUTA, Festival Internacional de Apropiación Audiovisual, Lima, 2020
'¿Cómo continuar?', Bisagra, Lima, 2020
‘Experimentales del Sur’, AMEE, Cine Estudio, Circulo de Bellas Artes CBA, Madrid, 2019
Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, La Habana, Cuba, 2019
l’Alternativa, 26º Festival de cine independiente de Barcelona, Sección Oficial Nacional, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB, Barcelona, 2019
12th STRANGLOSCOPE, Mostra Internacional de Áudio, Vídeo, Filme, Performance, Museu da Imagem e do Som de Santa Catarina (MIS/SC), Florianópolis, 2019
From the South, Fix in Art, Thessaloniki, 2019
Muestra de Cine XI Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Centro Cultural de España Juan de Salazar, Asunción, 2019
‘Peripheral Exhibition’, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Carreau du TempleParis 2019
‘Spirits Dialogue’,  NYMU, Taipei, 2019
‘Hablar Piedras’, Espositivo, Madrid, 2019
ARCO, Vip Program, Nave Oporto, Madrid 2019
‘Cierra los ojos y acelera’, SALÓN, Madrid, 2019
‘Horas Extras’, Sirocco, AMEE, Madrid, 2019
‘Speak Volumes’, Pavilion for The Wrong Biennale, 2019
‘Sueña un ciego’, ’Material sin editar’, audio-visual performance, Madrid, 2018
Material sin editar’, Morería, Madrid, 2018
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 2018
Unforeseen Festival, Center for cultural decontamination (CZKD), Belgrade, 2017
‘The Moving Image Catalog’, Online curatorial project, 2017
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 2017
La Verdi, Exhibición colectiva, Buenos Aires 2017
FIC VALDIVIA 23º, Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, Sección Nuevos Caminos, Valdivia, 2016
Ses Dotze Naus, ‘Edition Zero’, Ibiza, 2016
Haus der Kulturen der Welt ‘Forecast Platform’, Berlin, 2015
Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, 2015
Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, ‘Total Audición’, Lima, 2014
Domaine de Boisbuchet, ‘Designing a cinematic experience’, Lessac, 2013
Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, ‘Visiones’, Lima, 2012
Fundación Telefonica, ‘Música Posible’, Lima, 2012
Matadero, ‘Campo de Juego’, Madrid, 2010
Nederlands Film Festival NFF, Utrecht, 2008
Filmmuseum AMSTERDAM, Amsterdam, 2008  
Cinerama, Rotterdam, 2007
Sunset Cinema, Luxemburg, 2007
Media Art Festival, Friesland, 2007
Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul, 2007
Air Cinema Gogbot, Enschede, 2007
Tent Museum, ‘TAA’, Rotterdam, 2007
W139 Gallery, ‘VAV’, Amsterdam, 2007
Dutch Ministry of Education, The Hague, 2007
Stedelijk Museum’, collective exhibition Radio Rietveld ‘Just in Time’Performance, Amsterdam, 2006

Fellowships / Awards / Artist Residencies

Winner of the National Fiction Feature Project Projects Contest E. A., Ministry of Culture of Peru, DAFO, Lima, 2019
Winner of the National Contest of Experimental Works, Ministry of Culture of Peru, DAFO, Lima, 2018
CREATION IN VISUAL ARTS, Community of Madrid, 2017
Nomination on ‘Forecast Platform,’ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2015
Nomination in ‘Talent Pro Award Competition’, Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, 2008
Nomination at ‘TENT Academie Awards’, Tent Museum, Rotterdam, 2007


ESTADOS GENERALES, 16mm, sound, on production
SEMILLA FANTASMA, 16mm, sound, on production

INTERSPECIES ARCHITECTURE, Digital video and super 8, two channels, sound, 2021
WHAT IS A WORLD?, Super 8, sound, 2020
MATERIAL SIN EDITAR,  Super 8, two channels installation, sound, 2019
MOVIMIENTO CONTINUO, 14 min, Digital video, sound, 2019
HCH, 5 min, Super 8, sound, 2019
PREVI / RUMIQOLQA, 4 min, Super 8, sound, 2019
A IS CID, 8 min, Super 8, sound, 2017
SET OUT 1, 2 min, Super 16, sound, 2016
NOTES ON, 4 min, Digital video,  sound, 2016

Teaching, Lectures and Workshops

Masterclass in collaboration with Beatriz Colomina - ‘The Bed in the Age of Social Media’,  Mayo 8–19, 2017 -  with Madelon Vriesendorp, Mark Wigley - The Berlage, Delft
Masterclass in collaboration with Sébastien Marot - ‘Environment, Time, and Architecture’, Marzo 18–29, 2014 - The Berlage, Delft

The Berlage, MA in Architecture and Urban Design,  Visiting Teacher, Delft, 2014 - present
Royal Academie of Arts, ‘INSIDE’, MA Interior Architecture, Visiting Teacher and Lecturer, Den Haag, 2016
ETSAM, MA in Communication and Architecture, Tutor, Madrid,  2016
UNAV, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Visiting Teacher, Pamplona, 2015 - present
Domaine de Boisbuchet, ‘Cinematic experience’, Workshop, Lessac, 2014, 2015
FIACID, Workshop, Lima, 2013
Stedelijk Museum’, Workshop, Amsterdam, 2006

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, ‘Entre lo real y lo construido: La arquitectura del film’, La Plata, 2017
Arcadia Mediatica,  ‘Entre lo real y lo construido: La arquitectura del film’, Lima 2017
Royal Academie of Arts, ’Political Fictions in Architecture’, Den Haag, 2015
MONTE, ‘Entre lo real y lo construido: La arquitectura del film’, Buenos Aires, 2017
KABK, ’Political Fictions in Architecture’, Den Haag, 2015
Domaine de Boisbuchet, ’Cinema and Design’, Lessac, 2014, 2015
The Berlage , ’Political Fictions in Architecture’, Delft, 2014