Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan filmmaker and biologist. His films combine documentary and fiction, often embracing animal perspectives and experimenting with new forms of scientific storytelling. In 2008, he founded theImagine Science Film Festival that showcases science in film from around the world. In 2016, he launched the sister portal Labocine. His latest feature Son of Monarchs dissects through issues of identity, (im)migration and animal/human evolution.
Alexis has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, VICE, Nature, Science, Cell, and on WNYC. His mixed media installations have also been presented in a range of art and science spaces, notably dOCUMENTA, Smithsonian Museum, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature and the Nobel Museum. He is an Assistant Professor in the Sciences and Arts & Humanities at New York University in Abu Dhabi where he teaches interdisciplinary courses at the intersection of biology and film. He also teaches in the NYU Tisch Special Program, notably a J-term course in Havana entitled “Postcards from Cuba.” In the Fall 2021, he was offered a Visiting Scholar position at Harvard University in the History of Science department, where he will be working on his biopic on neuroscientist Cajal and giving master classes on science and art.