Enrique Agudo (Artist)
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Enrique Agudo (b. Madrid, 1989) is an artist whose work explores notions of identity and folklore and their contemporary mutations through digital media. Enrique Agudo is the Creative Director behind The Pantheon of Queer Mythology, a virtual reality short film that had its virtual premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2020. He is currently part of the faculty at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc).
Enrique Agudo was born in Madrid. He studied at the Architectural Association in London before receiving his BArch degree from IE School of Architecture & Design (IE University) in Spain, receiving an Honors Prize for his final thesis. Throughout that time, Agudo was a collaborator of Daniel Canogar, new media artist with whom he developed projects like Small Data, or Storming Times Square. Enrique serves yearly as a Juror for the IE University Foundation Prize in the Humanities since 2017.
Having moved to Los Angeles to pursue a Graduate Master in Architecture Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Agudo’s work consistently referenced anthropological and cultural heritage themes. He ultimately turned to performance, installation art and animation to develop speculative architectural design.
He ventured into a Master of Fiction and Entertainment (MFA) at Southern California Institute of Architecture, working with Liam Young, in which he developed his affinity with design fiction through the medium of virtual reality.
His short film, The Pantheon of Queer Mythology had its virtual premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2020 in the category of Cinema360. The film is a still life in virtual reality that illustrates stories of resistance, consumption, solitude, identity, resilience, and love in a new form of mythology representing contemporary issues of queer identities.
The Pantheon of Queer Mythology is a virtual reality short film that reveals the stories of four deities representing some existing issues for Queer folk in Western cities today. The project has been featured in Interview Magazine, 032C, The Queer Review, Vogage LA, Medium among others, and is expected to be distributed in the fall of 2020.
- "The Pantheon of Queer Mythology Website". The Pantheon of Queer Mythology. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Cinema 360 World Premiere: The Pantheon of Queer Mythology". Tribeca Film. Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Jury - IE University Foundation Prizes in the Humanities". ie.edu. IE University. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Tribeca Film Festival Cinema 360 World Premiere: The Pantheon of Queer Mythology". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Enrique Agudo Deconstructs His "Pantheon of Queer Mythology"". Interview Magazine. Ernest Macias. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- ""Punk Metal, Babes": ENRIQUE AGUDO Explores Identity, Sexuality, and Mythology in VR for a Digitized Tribeca Film Festival". 032c. 032c. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Exclusive Interview: The Pantheon of Queer Mythology creative director Enrique Agudo "VR could potentially be the first medium that is completely inclusive & intersectional from its very beginning"". The Queer Review. James Kleinmann. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Check out Enrique Agudo's Artwork". Voyage LA. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Narrative VR Trends in 360. A view from the tunnel under Tribeca". Medium. Miguel Santesmases. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "#907: Tribeca Immersive's Cinema360 Program Starts Virtual Screenings on Oculus TV". Voices of VR Podcast. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
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