b. 1982, Madrid.


Rafael Salazar is a filmmaker from Spain based in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2011 he put his experience as a video journalist in his first short film “Camilo” (2011, 16 min) which was selected at festivals such as Urbanworld Film Fest, Gasparilla International Film Festival and London Latin American Film Festival, among others.

For the last 5 years his work has orbited around the art world, exploring the creating process through the Webby nominated web series New York Close Up for Art21 organization or the use of art as a tool for social change through the web series FIELDWORKS, in collaboration with the cultural non-profit A Blade of Grass.

Under his production company RAVA Films, which he co-founded with his wife Ava Wiland, Rafa has made numerous documentaries commissioned by renown art organizations such as Art21, Whitney Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture or Storm King Art Center.

His latest short film tries to integrate his two passions: art and narrative films. “Unfinished, 2017 (Mixed Media)” captures the critical but frequent moment when an artist has to confront his constant fear of stop making art.