8 November 2018

Irene Izquierdo (she/her, they/them) is an independent filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin.

She studied Documentary Direction at filmArche in Berlin from 2012 to 2016, and broadened her film training with animation and sound-design intensive courses at Cimdata in 2014.

Before discovering film-making, Irene graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Salamanca – working mostly with painting, drawing and photography – and the Master Art in Public Space and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Her personal audiovisual work consists mostly of short essay documentaries. Among other things, she gave a haircut in front of the Brandenburger Tor while interviewing her customer about the meaning of actions in public spaces, narrated a fictional utopian past inspired by the ruins of a garden colony in Berlin, observed a group of bird watchers at a cemetery from the point of view of a disembodied presence, and investigated what fingernails can tell us about people.

As a freelancer, Irene has directed, shot and edited several image films and videos for conferences and festivals on the topics of education, diversity, intersectional feminism and art, and combines her filmmaking practice with art and film facilitation giving workshops to kids, teens and adults.

She is currently working on M(A)YWORDS.org, an online video-conversations series on Black Feminisms in Germany in cooperation with Chima Ugwouke, a poetic autobiographical video about identity linked to a territory, and an essay film about sexuality and relationships.