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About Diego Robles

Diego Robles is an educator, artist and filmmaker inspired by independent and experimental film, video stores, public libraries, comics, philosophy, dance, visual art, astronomy, anthropology, archeology, architecture and a lot of live and recorded music. A native to Southern California, Diego has been based in Los Angeles since 2002. Originally from the San Diego/Tijuana Border, he attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television from 2002-2006, where he was Assistant Programmer for Melnitz Movies, and concentrated on Film Production, Documentary, Screenwriting, and Critical Studies. From 2011-2014 he attended CalArts' School of Film/Video and the School of Critical Studies, where he earned a Dual MFA in Film/Video and Writing, with an Emphasis on Integrated Media and Text/Image Studies. At CalArts, Diego curated student-led Film Festivals and film/video screenings on Chicanx and Latinx Cinema. Since 2015 Diego has had roles in production, translation and research at the Academy of Motion Pictures Oral History Projects, with a focus on Pacific Standard Time LA/LA. Robles has had roles at Self-Help Graphics & Art and their Youth Programming, the Community Arts Partnership Program at CalArts, the Summer Discovery Program at UCLA, the Center for Research Engineering Media And Performance at UCLA, various mathematics and translation learning centers in and around Downtown Los Angeles, and film production courses for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Since 2018, Robles has been teaching at the California State University System. With previous experience teaching Contemporary Issues in Art Education at CSU Long Beach, Robles now teaches at San Diego State University on the Theory, History, and Practice of Art Education, as well as the personal and professional processes in Art and Design while graining Field Experiences with Local Professional Artists and Designers. At CSU San Bernardino, Diego teaches on Art Writing, New Genres, Art and Community, Visual Studies, Border Art, and Chicanx Art. His current writings, lectures, filmmaking, and visual artwork inquiry into future-making, media cultures, multi-species relationships, and the ways people interpret their inner and outer world during different points in life.


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