Harold Batista was born near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He formerly lived and worked as an artist and media producer in New York City, where he began his event streaming company Delphinidae Appearances. Harold received a full tuition scholarship to study fine arts at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and was twice invited to study at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, once in studio practice and once in critical studies. While at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study program he completed a split-screen video portrait that presents the contradictions in the life of a Cuban immigrant who struggles to succeed as an All-American salesman. His most recent video project addresses a set of awkward authority dynamics that arise when adolescents have a technological fluency that their parents lack, yet require for their jobs.

His work has been shown at the Anthology Film Archives, Antonio Ratti Fondazione, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., La Mama La Galleria in New York, and the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida. He is currently a Future Faculty Fellow at Temple University pursuing a concentration in directing and is the two-time recipient of the Minnie & Ben Lazaroff Award for exceptional work and great promise in screenwriting.