毕业于秘鲁应用科学大学传播学、录像及平面设计专业，辅修心理学。毕业后，他进修了网页编程学位，并在纽约布鲁克林的Mono No Aware（’物の哀れ’）——一个非营利电影艺术组织接受了实验性电影的培训。之后，他在秘鲁影像中心深造，取得了当代摄影专业硕士，并曾以导演身份入选柏林天才训练营。近期更被Le Fresnoy——法国当代视听艺术创作中心和高等艺术研究院录取（该学院每年向全球选拔20位杰出青年艺术家加入资助项目）。2013年，在秘鲁创办了名为Milk Estudio的平面设计及交互工作室。2017年4月-2018年4月，他与艺术家高波共同参加了位于北京上苑村的驻地计划。
他的录像及录像装置作品曾在以下机构/展览/艺术节展出：MALI利马艺术博物馆（秘鲁），Luis Miro Quesada画廊（秘鲁），Lugar de la Memoria博物馆（秘鲁），秘鲁文化部，La Gaite Lyrique数字艺术及现代音乐中心（巴黎），柏林世界文化宫，“广州影像三年展” 广东美术馆（中国），影像巴西双年艺术节（圣保罗），里斯本市政摄影艺术节（葡萄牙）以及智利电影学院。
He studied communication at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC) where he specialized in graphic design and video. He completed his studies in psychology at the same university. He has a diploma in Web programming pro and also took experimental film courses at Mono No Aware, New York. He studied a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Photography at the Image Center, Peru. He has been selected as Director at the Talent Campus in Berlin. He lived in Beijing for a year in a residence with the Chinese artist Gaobo. Now he has been accepted at the Centre of Studies of Contemporary Arts – Le Fresnoy, France. He’s the creator of the graphic design and interactivity studio called Milk Estudio (milk.pe).
His videos and video installations have been exhibited in national art centers such as MALI (Perú), Gallery Luis Miró Quesada (Perú), LUM – Place of Memory (Peru), Ministry of Culture (Lima), and internationals such as La Gaite Lyrique (Paris), House of World Cultures (Berlin), Guangzhou Image Triennial (China), Biennial videobrasil Festival (Sao Paulo), House of the Municipality of Lisbon (Portugal), Film School of the University of Chile. His films have been screened at film festivals such as Lima Independent, Lima Film Festival, Uniondocs (New York), Les Rencontres Internationales – New Cinema and Contemporary Art (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), House of World Cultures (Berlin), Buenos Aires International Video Art Festival – FIVA, International Exhibition of Audiovisual Appropriation (Lima), Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA, Shangyuan (China).
He has been awarded in the Lima Independent Festival (2016), National competition for experimental films – DAFO (2016) and Buenos Aires International Video Art Festival – FIVA (2017). He won the prize for best national film at the 2018 Lima Independent Film Festival.
“The look that renounces to understand and, at the same time, leaves exposed the inhuman, beyond all banalization.”
The films and images of Felipe Esparza are constructed from his own personal deconstruction with respect to the territory of the sacred and the mystery from his childhood. From there he adopts a nihilistic position that makes him think of the most primitive side of the human being, approaching mystery through his own language. Using video in a primitive and hypnotic way, and understanding that verbal language has its difficulties and is insufficient to express phenomena and experiences (moments in time). Reality, as Jaques Lacan says, is what remains outside of the symbolic order and, consequently, incapacitates language to represent it.
In his works, there is a marked interest in social contents and a courageous exploration of themes such as the sacred and its symbolic drifts and the relationship between image and time, image and history and image and truth. Felipe Esparza tackles the complex representation of these themes by elaborating visual narratives in which the contemporary visual imaginary coexists with the archive and with local and universal cultural codes.
His holistic vision offers transcendent experiences between being and totality, between the individual and the surrounding universe, through contemplation and sensory impulses that are composed in audiovisual harmonies.
Fernando Sarmiento （秘鲁艺术/电影批评家）
“现实”，正如 Jacques Lacan（法国精神学家和作家）所说，是保留在象征性规律之外的，因此不可言传。