Assistant Professor, Art
Art Bldg, Room 118
Mrcos Serafim is a Brazilian artist and documentarist working with audiovisual media across theatrical exhibition and installation. His creative research explores extreme tensions between data, media, reality, and representation, proposing critical and philosophical examinations of varied cultural, historical, and material actors, and their relations to technology as minoritized sociopolitical subjects.
He has exhibited work at the 5th and 6th Ghetto Bienalle in Haiti; the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Brazil; the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), the Queens Museum, and Flux Factory in New York. His work has been screened in film festivals in multiple countries, including the Cine Esquema Novo Film Festival in Brazil (Audience Choice Second Best Short), Northampton Film Festival in Massachusetts (Jury’s Honorable Mention for Short Experimental), Faito Doc Festival in Italy (Young Jury’s Honorable Mention for Short Documentary), doclisboa in Portugal, Courant/Immersity 3D in France, and San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads in the USA. He has also published research in spaces such as The Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory (MAST) by NeMLA at University at Buffalo.
Serafim holds a BA in Film and Video from Parana State University in Brazil, an MA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University.