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Claudio Marcotulli was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and is currently based in Miami, Florida. His performance-driven film and video artworks explore surreal and existential ideas, absurdity and ill-conceived characters. Marcotulli’s work engages in distorted narratives and dream-like imagery. 

Initially trained as Aeronautical Engineer, Claudio received his B.F.A from Emerson College in Boston, and M.F.A from the Miami International University of Art and Design. His work has received support from PBS’s Filmmaker Project, The Awesome Foundation and MDC Live Arts.

Recent exhibition and screening venues include La Fabrica de Arte (Havana, Cuba), Miami New Media Festival, Miami Theater Center, O Cinema and Miami Beach Cinemateque. 

Zenú (2018), his most recent work, is a short film portraying Miami’s Little River as a tropical and surreal paradise, with dancers performing as shamans and deities. In addition, Claudio is also developing a new performance and video installation piece as part of MDC Live Arts’ LALA Residency.