Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez is a film, video and installation artist working with various manifestations of projected imagery. Combining hand-crafted 16mm film with video, installation and performance, her experimental works have been exhibited internationally in film festivals, museums, galleries, TV, public outdoor installations and multimedia performances. Known for her many multidisciplinary collaborations, Rodriguez has worked on projects with a variety of international artists.
Rodríguez studied filmmaking with such visionary experimentalists as Barbara Hammer, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Rob Nilsson and the late Warren Sonbert and Marlon Riggs. After years of independent study and refining her craft, she earned a B.A. in Film Production from San Francisco State University School of Creative Arts. She has won prizes at the Big Muddy and Black Maria Film Festivals, and her work has been screened in numerous international art fairs, film festivals, galleries, museums, and alternative public venues. Her work has been supported by such organizations as The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Funding Arts Network, Fundación Valparaíso, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Jentel Artists Residency Program, Visual Studies Workshop, Tigertail Productions, Miami Light Project, San Francisco Festival 2000, and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, among others.
Rodríguez was a Visiting Faculty Artist in the MFA Program at Visual Studies Workshop (SUNY) in Rochester, NY, and Guest Lecturer at the University of California and Florida International University. She has served as a Media Arts Jury Panelist for YoungArts, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation’s National Video Resources, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the North and South Carolina Art Councils. Her work is in public and private collections including the Filmmakers Coop in New York, Vasari Project at the Miami-Dade Public Library in Miami, Visual Studies Workshop Film Archive in Rochester, Pacific Film Archive at the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, Girls’ Club Collection in Ft. Lauderdale, and Proyecto Videolab in Coimbra, Portugal, as well other international archives, universities and cultural institutions.
Originally from Cuba, Rodríguez has spent most of her life in various cities within the United States, with periods of residence in Latin America and Spain. She currently works in Museum Education at Miami Art Museum and is co-founder and co-director of Flashlight Project, a mentoring and digital arts program working with artists, youth and special populations. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Miami Beach Film Society and curates film screenings and moving image exhibitions at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.