Un viajecito is an experimental animation exploring the notion of rebirth, life after death. The video is inspired by a Mayan creation myth which chronicles the travels of hero twins through the watery underworld known as Xibalba where they are faced with several challenges and are ultimately reborn. The video blends biographical, cultural and mythical retrospection to relate issues of life and loss.
2010, miniDV, TRT: 4:40, color and black+white
Changó is a self-portrait inspired by my relationship with the Afro-Cuban orisha of the same name. The video documents an invented syncretic ritual in honor of Changó, the god of thunder and lightning, and leads the viewer on a journey to an internal meditative space. The ritual is an amalgamation of both folk and organized religions and an exploration of their historical and contemporary interactions.
2009, miniDV, TRT: 10:15
2 is an experimental animation which explores the fusion of two selves, the masculine and the feminine.
2001, 16mm film, TRT: 3:00, silent
Adrian Garcia Gomez is an interdisciplinary artist working in film/video, photography and illustration. His artwork, which is largely autobiographical, explores the complexities of race, immigration, gender, spirituality and sexuality. His short experimental films, photographs and drawings have exhibited around the world. He lives and works in London.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
MFA, Photography Video and Related Media, 2009
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
B.A. Art History and Photography, 1996
2012 FMI: Festival of the Moving Image, Stetson University
FELIX, A Journal of Media Arts & Communication
RISK/RIESGO, June 2003
By and About Men and They Are Running With It, Holland Cotter
The New York Times, August 8, 2003
2010 Short Film Series, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Mex-Parismental, Paris, France
2010 The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, UK
2009 Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
2009 MFA Screening, School of Visual Arts Theater, New York, NY
2007 Dean Street Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2005 K48 Benefit, Agnes B New York, NY
2005 Dia de los muertos, Casita del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Un Viajecito, Casita del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA
2004 L Factor, Exit Art, New York, NY
2003 K48 Camp Cult at Scope NYC, New York, NY
2003 The Stray Show, Chicago, IL
2003 Now Playing, D'Amelio Terras, New York. NY
2003 Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
2003 Today's Man, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2003 A New New York Scene, Agnès B. Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
2003 Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
2002 Mex-Parismental, Paris, France
2002 La Muestra de Cine Mexicano, Guadalajara, Mexico
2001 El Centro de la Imagen, Mexico DF, Mexico
2000 Out of Line, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
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