Sergio De La Torre

Photographer, filmmaker, and performance artist

Grantee Cohort Spring 2022

Sergio De La Torre has worked with and documented the manifold ways by which citizens reinvent themselves in the city they inhabit, as well as site-specific strategies they deploy to move in and out of modernity. Sergio’s works invoke collaborations with his subjects and invite both intimate and critical reflections on topics related to housing, immigration, and labor. Through video documentary, photography, public art, installations, and other forms, he tries to approach the lives of these individuals not as victim-subjects, but rather to reexamine the meaning of their actions in the context of shifting global conditions.

His work has appeared in the Istanbul Biennial, Bienal Barro de America, MoMA, Atelier Frankfurt, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Tribeca Film Festival, and Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia. Sergio is an associate professor in the University of San Francisco Art and Architecture department.