Dylan Zarate is a multimedia artist currently residing in the Greater Los Angeles area. His work focuses on the transience of identity and the boundaries in which one exists, presenting these concepts through an absurdist lens and working primarily in sound, image, and video. As a soundscape creator, Zarate creates under the mononym DNZ and has released his debut album, "Dramaturgy," on his imprint, Information & Entropy in 2021, and released the follow up LP, "Puzzle," in July 2022.

Film Production

  • RELINQUISH. Director, editor and composer. 2022
  • All Things Change. Director and editor for the video-single by DNZ. 2021
  • "I DON'T KNOW WHAT" Is Everywhere - D.S. & DURGA Fragrance Ad.  Ensemble Role - Person Getting Tattooed. Dir. Charlotte Ercoli. 2021
  • Human Condition. Director of photography, director, and editor for the music video for "Human Condition" by Amber Zarate. 2019-2021
  • Everybody Dies. Music score, starring role and stylist for the short film by Anderson Matthew. 2020
  • Various Expressions. Sound Composition for the short film by Anderson Matthew. 2020
  • Restorative Posture. Music, styling, direction, set design and starring role in the music video by DNZ. 2019-2020
  • Stories of Home and Here. Soundtrack Composition for the experimental documentary by Anderson Matthew. 2018-2020 
  • Beyond the Clouds. Ensemble role in the music for the band You’ll Never Get to Heaven, directed by Oscar Flores. 2017 
  • Destroyers. Starring role in the music video for the band Ramonda Hammer, directed by Anderson Matthew. 2017
  • Jennie Treadmaylor. Sound Composition for the short film by Pablo Valencia. 2016

Exhibitions / Festivals

"Sublimation" with Shaan Ken Rao at Grey State, a virtual gallery. May 1-July 1, 2023.

  • All Things Change (2021/2023)
  • A Room with a View (2021/2023)
  • Remembrance of Who I Am (Series) [2015/2017]
  • "Sublimation" Soundpiece (2023)

"Glean New Deal" Group Exhibition at Flowerhead in Los Angeles, CA. March 4-26, 2022.

  • The End of History (2022)

"Springtime" Group Exhibition in  Brooklyn, NY. May 13, 2022.

  • Paperweight (The Transfiguration of the Virgin Mother) [2022]


Everybody Dies, Anderson Matthew, United States, 8min. 1s. (2021)

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