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Gautam Valluri is an artist working with film. His work explores the relationship between architectural spaces and personal histories through the materiality of celluloid. He is the recipient of Masters Degrees in Experimental Film from Kingston University London and Université Paris VIII.

His work has been exhibited at Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Cinematek in Brussels, CCCB in Barcelona, Museu do Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, The Korean Film Archive in Seoul and at various film festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück) and Images Festival (Toronto).

He currently lives and works in Paris.


ul-Umra, 8', 2022, France/ India
Night Scene Charminar, 3', 2020, France/ India
Durbaar, 9', 2019, France/ India
Midnight Orange, 11', 2018, France/ India
Buried in Light, 8', 2016, India/ France
The Museum of Departures, 6', 2015, United Kingdom
Circles, 3', 2015, United Kingdom

Ethel Stein, infinite loop, 2019, France

Residencies & Grants
Le Dôme Residency, Montbazon, France, July 2019
Atelier 105, Light Cone Paris – February 2019
GREAT Scholarship, British Council India, 2014

Screenings & Exhibitions archive
Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, France, 2022 & 2020
EXiS Festival, Seoul, South Korea, 2022 & 2019
Cinemateca de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil, 2022
Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, 2022
Cinémathèque Temporaire du CJC, Main d'Œuvres, St.Ouen, France, 2021
Xcèntric, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, 2021
Fracto, Berlin, Germany, 2020 & 2018
Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland, 2020 (online)
Istanbul Experimental, Turkey, 2020 (online)
Scarborough Museums Trust, UK, 2020 (online)
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, 2020 & 2016
Artifact Small Format Festival, Calgary, Canada, 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)
Light Field Film Festival, San Francisco, USA, 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)
Plymouth Arts Cinema, Plymouth, UK, 2020
International Film Festival of Kerala, Trivandrum, India, 2019
1666 Festival, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2019
Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany, 2019
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, USA, 2019
Microlights cinema, Milwaukee, USA, 2019
Le Dôme Festival, Montbazon, France, 2019
S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico, Spain, 2019
Cineclube de Compostela, Spain, 2019
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany, 2019 & 2017
International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2019
Festival DOBRA, Brazil, 2018
Experimenta India, Bangalore, India, 2017
The Moving Image Catalogue, Web, 2017
L'Alternativa, Barcelona, Spain, 2017
L'Âge d'Or Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2017
BFI London Film Festival, London, UK, 2017
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, 2017
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2017
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2017
Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Dresden, Germany, 2017
Berlin Experimental Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2016
Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2016
CÓDEC/Festival de Vídeo y Creaciones Sonoras, Mexico City, Mexico, 2016
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, 2016
'New World Gazelle', The Horse Hospital, London, UK, 2015
Studio Session, ICA, London, UK, 2015

Lectures and Workshops
Film vs Digital Paradigm, Transmissions Film Festival, New Delhi, India, 2012

"The Wanderer's Home Movies: An Interview with Basma Alsharif", Projectorhead Eleven (India), June 2016

"The Eye Hears, The Ear Sees: An investigation into the visual influences of sound in film", La Furia Umana -issue 27, (Italy), April 2016

"An Era of Soft Economics", Projectorhead Eight (India), January 2013

"Searching for Metaphors in The Tree of Life", Projectorhead Four (India), September 2011

"The Steadiest Shoulder in Filmmaking: An Interview with Matthias Grunsky", Projectorhead One (India), April 2011

"The Architecture of Mamoru Oshii Films", Indian Auteur #12 (India), September 2010

"The Space Race: Solyaris and 2001", Indian Auteur #7 (India), November 2009

"The Rise of a New German Cinema", Indian Auteur #6 (India), October 2009

"Cine épico hollywoodense y formatos inusuales de pantalla", Televicio Webzine (Spain), October 2008 (translated to Spanish by Darío Lavia)