Ana y Josefina work together since 2015 documenting traditional religious festivities in the territory that is known today as Chile. Their work shows a glimpse of local histories, forms of spirituality and diverse ways of living.
Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and other expanded works speculate upon the relationships between self and other, myth and history through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation in exploring the frictions and fictions imprinted upon both cultivated and savage environments and their multiple inhabitants. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Ana was also a member of SPEAP (SciencesPo School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings of her work include the New York Film Festival – Projections, TIFF Wavelenghts, CPH:DOX, Videobrasil, Courtisane, Cinéma du Réel and Lux Salon. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work.
Claudia Del Fierro (Santiago, Chile, 1974) works in a variety of media, including video, photography and installation. Her practice often involves actions, public interventions and film. She uses performance as a way to point out situations. Her work is situated in the border between fiction and documentary. Her works are often presented as multi channel video installations. She has developed her work in South America and Scandinavia, has participated in Mercosul Biennial, La Habana Biennial and a number of collective and individual exhibitions in Europe and Latin America. Del Fierro has been recipient of grants from the National Chilean Council for Arts and Culture and Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, among others.
Francisca Benitez (b.1974) is an artist born and raised in Chile, living and working in New York since 1998. Her practice delves into the intersections between space, politics and language. Recent exhibitions of her work include SITE Santa Fe, the XII Havana Biennial, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and El Museo del Barrio in New York. Francisca graduated as an architect from the Universidad de Chile in 1998 and Master in Fine Arts from Hunter College CUNY in 2006.
Lionel Cruet was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas en Puerto Rico and a Masters in Fine Arts from CUNY - The City College of New York. He was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award in 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. In 2015 had a solo show, Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital with Bronx River Art Center in New York. His artwork have been part of notable exhibition such as SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video at El Museo del Barrio in New York, Colonial Comfort at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Sound Art Fair (Feria de arte sonoro) at Sala de las Artes, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico among others. In 2016 he participated on the AIM Program with The Bronx Museum of the Arts and his projects has been published by Made in Mind Magazine, POSTmatter, designboom. His work focuses in subjects of geopolitics crossing metaphors nature and technology, using audio-visual material, performance, and installations.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden is a visual artist and filmmaker whose work explores, and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and social commentary. McClodden’s interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations. Themes explored in McClodden's films and works have been re-memory and more recently narrative biomythography.