Amber Bemak

Amber Bemak, currently living in Dallas, is a filmmaker, artist and educator. Her work is based in experimental and documentary film. For the past two decades, she has been engaged in a multi-layered exploration of performance and film which uses the body as a sight for socio-political inquiry, engages with text, language, and translation to open up discourse around deeply embedded colonization narratives, and commits to linking the intimate and personal with larger institutional structures. Her work draws from cinematic practice, pedagogy around ethics of representation, queer theory and lived experience, a deep commitment to a global perspective, and Buddhist philosophical frameworks and cultures.

Currently, she is working on a hybrid performance documentary film about the performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, which chronicles his life and his performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Amber’s work has been seen at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, SculptureCenter, the Schwules Museum, and the Tamayo Museum. Festivals include Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, DocLisboa, Morelia, and the European Media Art Festival. She has taught film theory and practice in India, Nepal, Kenya, Mexico and the United States.

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