I’m an artist and creative organizer working across experimental film, sound composition and social practice. My interests include the politics of sensory perception and consciousness, cultural memory, visuality and documentation, and our relationships to landscape and environment. Usually, I work with landscape photography, field recordings, and audio collage, and I find rhythmic & structural inspiration from dance and music theory/composition. Places my work has screened include LA Filmforum, Slamdance, Alchemy Film Festival, ICDOCS, Fracto, and Chicago Underground Film Festival. My current film project studies darkness, dreaming, and autonomy. 

I’m also the co-creator and co-organizer of virtual care lab, a series of participatory creative gatherings and online portals exploring collective care, commoning and mutuality in virtual space. 

Email / IG 
Sara V. Suárez 
Los Angeles, CA – Contact

Grants, Fellowships, Residencies
2021 – “Digital And/As Public Space” Residency (with virtual care lab), The Bentway Conservancy, Toronto, ON
2020 – “Exploring Dreams As A Collective Resource”, ASSEMBLIES Research Residency, NAVEL, Los Angeles, CA
2019 – CalArts Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, Valencia, CA
2018 – Student Fellow, The Flaherty Documentary Seminar, Hamilton, NY

Exhibitions & Screenings
2022 – I Been, Shadowkitchen Screening Series @ Coaxial Gallery, Los Angeles CA 
2021 – nocturne, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA   
    Watermarks, Agitate:21C Cinema (December), Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL
    Watermarks, Agitate:21C Cinema (February), Oxford University, Oxford, UK
    Watermarks, Rockaway Film Festival, Rockaway, NY
    Collective Rest Portal (group performance), 4S Conference, University of Toronto
    finer frequencies, Feeler Gauge Festival, online 
2020 violently, Film and Video Poetry Society, New York, NY  
2019 –  Watermarks, LA Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA
    Alchemy Film & Video Festival, Hawick, UK
    FRACTO Experimental Film Encounter, Berlin, DE
    ICDOCS (Iowa City International Documentary Festival), Iowa City, IA
    NOFLASH Video Show, Brunswick, NJ  
    Feminist Border Arts Film Festival, Las Cruces, NM
    Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID
    Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT
    Southlandsound (group performance) Texas Tech University School of Architecture
    Los Angeles Is Endless (group performance), WUHO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    body out of time, Pieter Performance Space (group performance), Los Angeles CA  
    finer frequencies, Spatial Awareness Network, Los Angeles CA

2022 – Panel, “Visualizing Care: Digital Feminisms Between Archives and Networks,” Duke University, Durham, NC
2022 – Untitled, guest lecture for XALON Lecture Series, Interactive Architecture Lab, University College London, London, UK
2021 – Untitled, guest lecture for “Digital Presence and Network Cultures,” Emerson College Civic Media Lab, Boston, MA
2021 – Panel, “Public Programming: Simulation Symposium”, Texas Tech University College of Architecture
2021 – Panel, “Alternatives and Demands in Network Ruins,” Technoscience Salon/Technoscience Research Unit, University of Toronto
2020 – “Exploring Dreams as a Collective Resource,” NAVEL, Los Angeles CA

Ceci Moss, “How virtual care lab Builds Community in Online Spaces," Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, 11/29/21 (Feature)
Kelly Rappleye, “Virtual Care Lab Creates Remote Connection,” Artillery Magazine, 3/9/21 (Feature)

2019-20 – Adjunct Instructor, CalArts School of Film/Video (courses: “Sound, Beyond the Eye”; “Exploring the Sonic World”)
2016-18 – Graduate Teaching Assistant (courses: SoundImage 1 and 2; to Leighton Pierce) CalArts School of Film/Video

Related Experience
2019-22 – Programming & Operations Manager, Zócalo Public Square, Los Angeles CA
2020-22 – Co-creator and co-organizer, virtual care lab
2020-21 – Film Programmer, Narrative & Experimental Shorts, Slamdance Film Festival
2019 – Studio Intern, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles CA
2017 – Director’s Assistant to Lee Anne Schmitt, Altadena CA