About

Mateo “Máte” Vargas (b. 1993) is a queer non-binary Mexican filmmaker, photographer and visual artist based in Mexico City.

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

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

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 and Suncine Environmental Film Festival on Canal Once public television in Mexico City.