Carlos directs and produces independent films from his Miami-based in-house studio.
His video art and documentaries have been screened and officially selected in many
international venues: Cortoacquario VI Festival Internazionale Cortometraggi, Juried
documentary, Santa Marinella, Roma, Italia. Festival Internacional Cine Toluca, FICT
2012, Mexico. Bideodromo 2012- Naziateko Zine eta Bideo Esperimentalen Laialdia.
Bilboko, Bereginen Museoa. 1er Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes Ambientales.
Albufera 2012, Argentina. FLAVIA[2 2013 Festival Latinoamericano de
Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. TOLFA International Short Film Festival 2013,
Roma, Italia. Museo de Arte, Parana. (permanent collection) Argentina. Optic Nerve
XII, Film Festival. Juried exhibit. Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, North Miami,
FL. OMNI, Urban Intervention, Juried exhibit. Art Basel, Wynwood, FL. CLOSE UP. A
Riesgo, Pasaguero, Juried exhibit. Video Projections, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de
México. Tucan, Video screening and projections with Elizabeth Hall. Cinematheque,
Miami Beach, FL. Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance. Miami, FL. (permanent collection)
5 Video Art Projections, Dakra Gallery, Wynwood, Documentary screening, Project
Space, Wynwood. Documentary screenings, El Galpon, Argentina.
His latest feature ethnographic documentary is here: saynatakuna.com/
Llerena Aguirre has published drawings, illustrations and woodcuts in international
journals, books, magazines, several children’s books, and newspapers. He holds an
M.F.A., in Cinematography from the University of Miami. An M.F.A., in Art, an A.M., in
Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an M.A., in Graphics
from Hunter College C.U.N.Y. He represented Peru and the USA with his woodcuts in
the Norsk Internasjonal Grafikk Biennale, Norway. The Jubilam X Internationale Grafik
Triennale, Norway and The Xylon Graphische International Triennale, Switzerland.
Recipient of the Frans Masareel Centrum artist in residence in Belgium, the Florida’s
Cultural Consortium Fellowship and the University of Miami’s Orovitz Research Grant.
He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Philadelphia College of Arts and Crafts,
Syracuse University, California College of Arts and Crafts, University of California at
Berkeley, Ringling School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Poynter Institute for Media studies and he is currently a tenured professor at
the University of Miami.