Mauricio Arango was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lives and works in New York City. His films have been screened widely at art and film festivals including New Directors/New Films at MOMA and the Lincoln Film Society, New York; Kino Der Kunst, Münich;  FiD, Marseille; VideoBrasil, Sao Paulo; Rencontres Internationales, Paris; and IndieLisboa, Lisbon.

He is an alumnus of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum and has participated in residences at Headlands Art Center in San Francisco, the MacDowell Artist Colony, USA; Museo El Barrio, New York.

His films have won numerous awards including from The Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York; RivieraLab Coproduction Fund, Mexico; Filmmakers Fund, Rooftop Films, New York; Matt Robert Arts, London; Puffin Foundation; National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures; Bush Foundation, and The Jerome Foundation, New York.