His work waves between a passion for documentary investigation – which comes partly from the spectacular nature of his home land, Patagonia, Argentina – and an amazing talent for spontaneous narrative, which is both fantastical and steeped in utopian yearning…
In his films and video installations, SDM constantly returns to an examination of the linguistic and visual possibilities of narration. Influenced by South American avant-garde cinema, documentary approaches and art films, he has developed an unmistakable style. He repeatedly taps into the possibilities opened up by digital processing: the original video sequences become raw material for a practice that dissects the image and recomposes it. The backdrop to his most recent works is set by plumbing the depths of how images can be read and how they relate to or reproduce reality.
DM’s electronic cinema shows the fleeting poignancy of the forgotten human drama that exists everywhere and nowhere, revealing the larger context of the unresolved social problematic that is so pervasive in daily life, from high to low, that it becomes invisible…

Sebastian Diaz Morales
Sebastian Diaz Morales
Comodoro Rivadavi, 1975

Past Exhibitions

The Extended Moment

Carlier | Gebauer
14/01/2017 — 04/03/2017

Sebastian Diaz Morales: The Lost Object

Carlier | Gebauer
09/09/2016 — 29/10/2016

Solo Shows


Ficcionario IV, Museum for Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany
The Lost Object, gallery carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Suspension and Pasajes IV, Statenlokaal Tweede Kamer, Den Haag, NL

Pasajes, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Lima, Peru
Ficcionario III, Le Fresnoy, Roubaix, France

Ficcionario II, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania


Ficcionario, gallery Catherine Bastide, Brussels
Social Sciences school, Paris (screening)
Double Feature, Schirn, Frankfurt (screening)
Something you should know, Social Sciences school, Paris (screening)


Ficcionario, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
On Cinema and Representation, Videodromo, Ancona, Italy

Group Shows


Random Rapid Heartbeats, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
TransAction, Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Videobrasil em Contexto #1, Galpão VB, Sao Paulo, Brasil


Sights and Sounds, Jewish Museum New York, USA
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
This is the Time. This is the Record of Time, AUB art gallery, Beirut, Le

This is the Time. This is the Record of Time, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
Unerasable Memories, VideoBrasil, SESC São Paulo, Brasil


The Aesthetics of Technology, Helsinski Art Museum, Finland
Jakarta Biennal, Jakarta, Indonesia
De Leur Temps IV, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Comodoro Rivadavi Country of birth: Argentina Date of birth: 1975 Lives in: Amsterdam, The Netherlands