EL DESPACHO is mainly working in Mexico and The Netherlands but previous projects have also taken place in a.o. Argentina, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, Switzerland and the United States.
EL DESPACHO was founded in 1998 door Diego Gutiérrez.
The current leading members of EL DESPACHO are:
- Diego Gutiérrez (MX, 1966) visual artist, filmmaker and producer
- Linda Bannink (NL, 1975) visual artist, filmmaker and project coördinator
- Developing, directing, producing and editing films.
- Organizing encounters and collaborative documentary film projects and workshops for filmmakers and visual artists, students and children.
- Organizing discussions, lectures and presentations in art and cultural centers, schools and universities.
The main activities of EL DESPACHO are:
The main sources of income of EL DESPACHO are local and international support for film and art projects and cultural initiatives.
EL DESPACHO has received the support of:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prince Claus Fund
RAIN Artists Initiatives
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
Smart Project Space