Marlon Fuentes is a nationally recognized independent media artist working in film and photography. As a creative professional, his work as a photographer and filmmaker has been shown and/or collected in major museums around the U.S. and abroad, such as: the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art and the National Museum of American History, the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Netherlands Filmmuseum.
His work is studied in university undergraduate and graduate courses such as film and social history, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology, and film criticism. He is known in academic and cinema studies circles as the filmmaker who has successfully blended autoethnography and the historical essay as a distinct documentary approach.
His work as a media and conceptual artist focuses on the relationships between boundary and image, form and content – as the unstable infrastructures that support awareness and interpretation. He has continued to explore how traditional notions of symmetry and order can be disrupted to create liminal perspectives that transform our experience with the mundane.
He has been a visiting artist, teacher, and guest lecturer in various universities around the world, and has been on panels, workshops and conferences as a presenter in topics such as experimental cinema, documentary theory, and photography. He studied photography with Mark Power at the Corcoran School of Art, and received his graduate training from Temple University, where he was the recipient of the Presidential Fellowship in Film and Video.