María Molina Peiró is a Spanish filmmaker and audiovisual artist based in Amsterdam and Madrid, whose work stands at the intersection between cinema, contemporary art and research. In her work, she explores layered relationships between history, technology and nature. She is particularly interested in the blurry boundaries between myths and history, natural and artificial, empirical knowledge and beliefs and living and non-living entities.

Her films have been shown at film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Reencontres Internationales, Krakow Film Festival, Bussan International short film Festival, Indie Lisboa International Film Festival, Sevilla European Film Festival (SEFF), TIDF Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, GOSHORT, Beijing International Short Film Festival, VIS Vienna Shorts or Curtocircuito Film Festival among many others.

Her artworks and video installations have been shown internationally in art centers and museums such as the Washington National Gallery, Louvre Museum (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), MACBA (Barcelona), MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), Vilnius National Gallery, EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam), ISEA Korea, London Science Museum, MATADERO (Madrid), Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, TAIWAN Contemporary Culture Lab and CCCB (Barcelona), amongst others.

Molina Peiro’s work has been the recipient of awards and grants such as the AHK Amsterdam University of the Arts prize, 3 Package Deal young talent grant (AFK), La Casa Encendida Audiovisual Award, Vienna Shorts award, Kassel Dokfest, Videoformes top jury award, Curtocircuito Radar award, Imagine Science Award, Mondrian grant, Amsterdam Funds for the Kunst project grant among others. She has also participated in residency programs at the Museum Quartier (Vienna), Forecast Platform (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin), Doclisboa International Film Festival, Santa Fe Art Institute, Márgenes  Film Festival or Matadero (Madrid).

María studies at the University of the Arts (Sevilla), the School of Visual Arts (New York) and graduated from the Master of Film at the Netherland Film Academy (Cum laude with Award for Best Master’s Project). Beyond her art practice, Molina Peiró has taught workshops in academic institutions, universities, and art centers such as the Netherlands Film Academy, University of Applied Science (Groningen) and MEDIALAB Prado (Madrid). She has been invited to present lectures about her work at Leiden University, Eye Film Museum, Sound Image and Culture (Brussels), Museum Arnhem or Matadero (Madrid) amongst others. She has organized curatorial programs of contemporary cinema at Instituto Cervantes (Netherlands).

Her films are distributed and part of art film collections such as EYE Film Museum, LIMA Collection, HAMACA and Cinesud.

phone: (+31) 631 943 840


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