Maximiliano Battaglia is a Uruguayan filmmaker and photographer working in the field of experimental documentary. His documentary practice is aimed at conjecture rather than generating knowledge, for which he resorts to hybrid practices that favor imagination, uncertainty, and subjective experiences. His approach to image-making is layered and polycentric allowing for poetically intertwined realities to emerge.

Maximiliano holds a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography and Image-making from the Paris College of Art. His degree thesis titled “Creative Documentary: a Subjective and Immersive Experience” focuses on hybrid practices in documentary, experimental approaches to the representation of experience, and theories that favor embodiment in documentary viewing.

His video work as director of photography has been selected to film festivals such as Beijing Indie Short Film Festival, Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF), and Guelph Dance Festival Screen Dance Series.

He is Adjunct Faculty in the Photography department at the Paris College of Art 
Education

-2021-2023 MFA: Photography and Image-Making - Paris, France
-2014-2018 BA: Chinese Language, Minor in Economics - Beijing, China

Mentions

-2020 JPGbook N7 Emerging Photographer
-2021 Official Selection Beijing Indie Short Film Festival for “GREY” (cinematographer, editor, sound)
-2021 Best Editing for “GREY” in Best Global Shorts - India.
-2021 Official Selection Montevideo World Film Festival for “GREY”.
-2022 Official Selection Cambodian International Film Festival (CIFF) for “People Grow Wings”
-2023 Guelph Dance Festival Screen Dance Series - “Foujita Foujita” (Cinematography & Editing).
-2023 Official Selection Dock of the Bay Music Documentary Film Festival (Cinematography) - “A Certain Song: Yes Sir I Can Boogie”
-2023 Official Selection Motion State Film Festival in Rhode Island (2023) for “Foujita Foujita”
-2023 Official Selection Dance Made in Canada Festival for “Foujita Foujita”.

Exhibitions

-2022 Group exhibtion “Unbodied Parties”, Paris College of Art.
-2023 Group exhibition “Light Upon Arrival”, Degree Show, Bastille Design Center, Paris

Residencies

-2023 L’AiR Arts Self-directed residency


Selected clients:

-System Magazine (Balenciaga, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne, Fecal Matter)
-Saint Laurent (e-commerce video lookbook)
-Vogue India (getting ready with Zinnia Kumar for the British Fashion Awards)
-Royal Tenun Pahang Foundation (Yayasan Tenun Pahang Diraja)
-Documentation Center of Cambodia
-Mudhita Foundation
-Aeris Körper / Mayumi Lashbrook (co-artistic director)
-L’air Arts




photo by Juliette Jacobs