Dante Zaballa is a self-taught animator from Argentina, who likes generating a colorful and psychedelic universe by experimenting with diverse techniques.

His work combines seemingly messy hand-drawn lines, raw shapes and flickering textures.


As a freelancer he has worked for clients such as Nike, Disney XD, MTV or IBM.

Presently based in New York, Dante is working on an array of exciting projects including his new animated short film due for release in December 2020.

SAY HELLO
Telephone
+1 (312) 889-2390


SOCIAL MEDIA
Daily Experiments at
︎ Instagram
More videos at
︎ Vimeo




AWARDS
︎ Best of Fest
Avant Edge Film Festival Chicago
Chicago, US / Nov 2019

︎ Best Music Video
Bit Bang Fest
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Sept 2019

︎ Best Argentinean Animation
Anima International Festival
Córdoba, Argentina / Oct 2019

︎ Special Mention
Anima International Festival
Córdoba, Argentina / Oct 2019

︎ Best Music Video Award
London International Animation Festival
Dec 2018

︎ Best of the Month
Vimeo
Dec 2018


︎ Best International Video
Bogotá Music Video Festival
Bogotá, Colombia / Nov 2018

︎ Special Mention
Bit Bang Fest
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Oct 2018

︎ Jury Diploma
KROK International Animated Film Festival
Moscow, Russia / Oct 2018

︎ Special Mention
Supertoon Animation Festival
Sibenik, Croatia / Jul 2018

︎ Best Animated Short Film
Berlin Short Film Festival
Berlin, Germany / Jun 2018

︎ Honorable Mention
Mixed Media & Experimental Films
Florida Animation Festival
Florida, US / Jun 2018



EXHIBITIONS
︎ Bustercall = A One Piece Exhibition
Group Exhibition at Asobuild, Yokohama
Tokyo, Japan / Apr 2020 //  EXHIBITION CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

︎ Bustercall = A One Piece Exhibition
Group Exhibition at Innersect
Shanghai, China / Dec 2019

︎ Bustercall = A One Piece Exhibition
Group Exhibition at Complex Con Long Beach
Los Angeles, USA / Nov 2019

︎ Festival Bandera
Screens in Óvalo del Hipódromo, Rosario
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Oct 2019

︎ Non-Human Collective
Group exhibition
Córdoba, Argentina / Mar 2019

︎ Festival Nuestro Music Festival
Three four meter tall screens in Tecnopolis
Buenos Aires, Argentina / May 2019

︎ Character Portrait Exhibition
Group exhibition celebrating Pictoplasma’s 10th Anniversary
Animated piece made together w/ Matias Vigliano
Berlin, Germany / Apr 2014

︎ “The Doodle Workshop”
Group interactive Exhibition at Neurotitan Gallery
Berlin, Germany / Apr 2014

︎ Animations Klub
Group Exhibition w/ Robert Löbel, Xaver Xylophon & Max Mörtl
Atelier Dittmer, Hamburg

︎ ODD Motion Festival
Group Exhibition in Buenos Aires, Argentina / Feb 2014

︎ Shiny Toys Residency
Festival of Audio Visual Experimentation. With Vj Suave
Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Germany / Aug 2013


LECTURES
︎ Pratt Institute
School of Arts. 2D Animation MFA Course
New York, US / Feb 2020

︎Cut Out Fest
International Animation and Digital Art Festival
Querétaro, Mexico / Nov 2019

︎ Animal Fest
International Animation Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Aug 2019

︎ New Media Society
Project space dedicated to New Media Arts.
Tehran, Iran / May 2019



︎ Trimarchi Festival
Graphic Design & Art Festival
Mar del Plata, Argentina / Nov 2018

︎ Bit Bang Fest
International Animation & Video Games Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Oct 2018

︎ Pictoplasma 2013
Festival of Contemporary Character Design & Art
Berlin, Germany / Feb 2013

︎ Pictoplasma 2012 w/ Matias Vigliano
Festival of Contemporary Character Design & Art
Berlin, Germany / Apr 2012





FILMS / PIECES
︎ 2019 / Juana Molina - Paraguaya Punk
Music video

︎ 2018 / My trip to Japan
Short Film

︎ 2018 / Pure Gold
Short Film co-directed with Damien Tran

︎ 2017 / Tall Juan — Cuidacoches
Music Video

︎ 2016 / Hoja
Short Film co-directed with Vaiana Gauthier

︎ 2015 / The Doodle Project
Collaborative animated experiment including 65 artists worldwide

︎ 2014 / Big Bang Dog
Short Film co-directed with Matias Vigliano

︎ 2013 / White Noise
Official Opener of Pictoplasma Berlin 2013 Conference and Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art in Berlin, Germany

︎ 2010 / The Head
Short Film co-directed with Matias Vigliano



COLOPHON
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