“Gustavo feels that "...borders are not inherently evil, but the stereotypes they engender usually are. At best tedious, and at worst brutal, stereotypes provide a steady undercurrent of hatred that erodes the complex nature of what it is to be human." ”
Gustavo Vazquez was born in Guadalajara and grew up in Tijuna, Mexico. Presenting authentic experiences of Chicanos and Latinos has focused his work as a filmmaker, festival director and film curator. He is a recipient of the Rockefeller Media Fellowship Award, Eureka Visual Artist Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council. When he immigrated to the United States, at age fourteen, he experienced profound culture shock, but the medium of film provided him with a new language to compensate for his inability to speak or write English. His documentary, experimental, and dramatic films largley relate to his roots in Mexico.
Residency Type Summer Affiliate Artist
Currently Based San Francisco, CA
Residency Dates May 25 — Nov 18 2001