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Dr. Nicolás Suárez

Associate researcher


Nicolás Suárez was born in Buenos Aires in 1987. He holds a PhD and a BA in Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He studied Screenwriting at Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (ENERC) and filmmaking at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) in San Sebastián, with a grant from the Bienal de Arte Joven de Buenos Aires.

He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Conicet), based at the Instituto de Artes del Espectáculo of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He teaches Literary Theory and Analysis at Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA) and Argentine Literature at UBA.

He has received a doctoral grant from Conicet. He has been a postdoctoral fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and a visiting researcher at the Universität zu Köln and the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI). He has also been a Junior Fellow at the Mecila: Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America, funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and headquartered in São Paulo.

His book Obra y vida de Sarmiento en el cine won the National and Federal Competition of Studies on Argentinean Cinema INCAA-ENERC. He won the first prize in the Domingo Di Núbila International Competition for Critical Studies on Argentine Cinema and the Award for the Best Essay by a Graduate Student from the Film Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). In 2023, Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires (EUDEBA) will publish his book Cómo miramos el siglo XIX. Relato y comunidad en la literatura y el cine argentinos, based on his doctoral thesis.

As a filmmaker, he directed the film Tres cinematecas (2022), funded by the BMBF and awarded the RAFMA Prize for Best Argentine Short Film at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. His short film Centauro (2017), financed by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA), received a Special Mention at the Berlinale and the Best Film Award at the Biarritz Festival. He also co-directed the feature film Hijos nuestros (2015), financed by the INCAA and awarded at film festivals in Mar del Plata, Malaga and Guadalajara. He is currently developing his second feature film, El mal del siglo, a loose adaptation of the novel Sin rumbo by Argentine writer Eugenio Cambaceres, which has participated in development labs at the Novos Cinemas Festival in Pontevedra and the Malaga Festival in Spain.