Adrian Goycoolea was born in Brazil to Chilean and British parents, and has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, New York City and the Midwest. Perhaps because of this diverse background, his films often address issues of location and identity, exploring the intersections of personal memory with social and political histories.
His work ranges from short, experimental, single channel pieces to multi-channel art installations, and he has most recently extended his range to short and feature-length personal documentaries. Adrian has worked as a programmer and publicist at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and his experimental films and installations have been screened widely.
Over the years, his work has been shown at film festivals such as the Rotterdam International Film Festival, FIDOCS: Santiago International Documentary Film Festival, The Moscow International Film Festival and Frameline: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, MIX NYC: New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. Goycoolea has screened at venues as diverse as Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Memory and Human Rights through to art galleries like The Artists' Space, Taller Boriqua in NY and La Panaderia in Mexico City.
Adrian is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex.