Ruben J. Davila (he/him) is a Chicano filmmaker and visual artist based in Chicago, Illinois.

Davila’s visual art practice collages archival footage from a vast swath of analog/digital sources into meditative and cerebral images which evoke Latin American spiritualism and iconography. His work has been showcased in contemporary art exhibitions and as live visuals accompanying music and performance art.  

Davila’s filmmaking practice captures narratives of the American working class, immigrant communities, and the dialogues of the marginalized. His short-form work aims to explore the intersection of identity and alienation of communities living precariously in the American Midwest.  

Queer Futurities - The Cyborg Re-engineered
A survey of six contemporary trans and gender nonconforming artists whose practice invokes the cyborg to explore queered notions of gender, embodiment, and identity in a culture mediated by technologies.

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    March 9, 2023 - April 21, 2023 
    The Hokin, Chicago IL
  • Video Documentation of Art Exhibition
  • Curated by: Sheridyn Villarreal
  • Documentation by: Ruben J. Davila
  • Music by: Aleida Zapata
  • Runtime: 3:33