Sergio De La Torre

Moving Image, 2001

Sergio De La Torre has worked with and documented the manifold ways by which citizens reinvent themselves in the city they inhabit, as well as site-specific strategies they deploy to move in and out of modernity. Sergio’s works invoke collaborations with his subjects and invite both intimate and critical reflections on topics related to housing, immigration and labor. Through video documentary, photography, public art, installations and other forms, he tries to approach the lives of these individuals not as victim-subjects, but rather to reexamine the meaning of their actions in the context of shifting global conditions. His work has appeared in the Istanbul Biennial, Bienal Barro de America, NYMOMA, Atelier Frankfurt, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Tribeca Film Festival and Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia. Sergio is an Assistant Professor in the University of San Francisco Art and Architecture Department.

Awards and Accomplishments


De La Torre receives Headlands Center for the Arts' Alumni New Works Award

2010: De La Torre receives grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

2007: De La Torre receives the Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Award in the San Francisco Bay Area

2007: De La Torre receives the Creative Work Fund Grant

2001: _Maquilapolis_ receives a Creative Work Fund Grant