Mateo “Máte” Vargas is a non-binary Mexican filmmaker, photographer and visual artist based in Mexico City.

Their multimedia work focuses on the intersections and fractures of identity, borders, history and diaspora under the dual legacies of colonialism and late-stage capitalism.

Their work has screened in festivals and galleries in Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Russia, Japan, Argentina, Greece, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, England and the U.S.

Their most recent video work “Aguas Negras” (2021) has screened at the New York Latino Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Festival Fotogenia at UNAM and Suncine Environmental Film Festival on Canal Once public television in Mexico City.