Born in New York City, Alec Von Bargen studied Dramatic Arts, Art History and Photography. He has worked as an actor in productions screened at the Cannes, Berlin and Sundance film festivals, helmed by the likes of Robert de Niro, Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Walkow, and Gabriel Beristain, among others. He has produced, directed and written for the stage, film and television. He studied dramaturgy in Mexico City under renowned Mexican playwright Hugo Argüelles and at Oxford University, UK. He adapted the award-winning stage production of Closet Land (winner of Mexico’s FONCA grant) and wrote ‘Tarantata’ (Onassis Playwriting Competition Finalist, Greece). Von Bargen is also a well-established visual artist, most recently exhibiting at the 54th and 56th editions of the Venice Biennale, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the OCAT Museum, Shanghai and Les Rencontres D’Arles Festival, France. His work has won numerous awards and is included in public and private collections worldwide. Alec Von Bargen is Head of Program of the SWATCH artistic mentorship program (Swatch @rt Pe@ce Hotel) and Director/Chief Curator of 'The Living Archives' program at the Castromediano Museum in Lecce, Italy. He is also visual advisor/creative storytelling mentor for the Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College Cinema, Attagirl Feature Film Incubator (TIFF and Sydney Film Festival championed) and The Red SeaFilm Festival/TortinoFilmLab’s Red Sea Lodge.
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