Lois Patiño (Vigo, Spain 1983) combined his psychology studies at the Complutense University of Madrid with those of cinema at the Tai school. Later he obtained the Master in Documentary Creation at Pompeu Fabra University and completed video art courses at the Universität der Künst in Berlin and workshops with artists and filmmakers such as Joan Jonas, James Benning, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín and Daniel Canogar.
His videos and installations have been exhibited at national and international art centers such as MACBA and CCCB (Barcelona), Casa Encendida (Madrid), MARCO (Vigo), Luis Seoane Foundation (A Coruña), San Martín Cultural Center (Buenos Aires), and Konstnarshuset (Stockholm).
His films have been shown at film festivals such as Cinema du Réel, Media City, Toronto Festival or Rencontres Internationales, which takes place at the Center Pompidou (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), and the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid).
He has earned several awards such the Robert Fulton III Scholarship given by Harvard University in 2016, the award for best emerging director by Locarno Festival in 2013 and a grant from the BBVA Foundation. Festivals and institutions such as Festival of Oberhausen (Germany), Clermont- Ferrand (France), Bucharest Experimental IFF (Romania) or FIDOCS (Chile), Jeonju IFF (South Korea), FICUNAM (Mexico D.F.), Festival dei Popoli (Italy), Valdivia IFF (Chile) European Festival of Seville, San Francisco Festival or Rotterdam IFF have also awarded his work.