Fred Schmidt-Arenales is an artist, filmmaker, and organizer. His works attempt to bring awareness to unconscious processes on the individual and group level. He has presented performances and experimental video and audio works internationally, at venues including Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz; Links Hall and Ballroom Projects, Chicago; The Darling Foundry, Montreal; Pieter Performance Space and NAVEL, Los Angeles; LightBox and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Brick Theatre, Abrons Arts Center, and Dixon Place, New York; and Kunsthalle, Vienna. Fred is a recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for an upcoming film project, Committee of Six, exploring the history of urban renewal in Chicago. He is also a 2021-22 Core fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.