Visual artist, researcher and professor. Born in France and currently residing in Mexico City. She studied film at the University Center for Film Studies (CUEC-UNAM, Mexico) and has a master's degree in Communication Studies from the University of Paris XIII as well as a Master of Arts from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos/ (UAEM). She has worked as a cinematographer and photography director in film productions, venturing in the visual arts field since 2001. Having to live abroad and away from her home country has led her to question history from a distanced gaze. Her formation as a filmmaker oriented her production work towards a work of reflection on imagery. She found a place to explore the memory and image through archival materials, an interest reflected in her production style and research.
She has participated in national and international exhibitions and festivals. In 2008, she was granted the Step Beyond scholarship from the European Cultural Foundation (http://www.eurocult.org) Mobility Fund. She was a grant holder of the National Art Education Program with the project: teaching materials design for educational purposes in Video Art in Mexico ("Education through Art 2003" Scholarship).
Between 2008 and 2011 she worked with Croatian artist Neli Ruzic in the research and artistic production project The Hole, participating in several exhibitions: Alternative Space of CENART, 2011 (First Encounter of Transversal Art: Transdisciplinary Dialogues); Scenario 2011, Territories to the limit (International Documentary Film Encounter, Cinematographic Training Center); The hole / the Midwife, Liminal takes. Roots Division, San Francisco, U.S.A.(http://liminaltakes.wordpress.com/), 2011. Journey to the island. The hole / The midwife. Pictures. CSS BARD, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. EEUU. (2009-2010, http://sites.google.com/site/viajealaisla/).
She participated in group exhibits: Recto Verso, NM Contemporary Art Gallery, Cuernavaca Morelos (2013); Index, Christopher Columbus Gallery, Cuernavaca Morelos (2012); Liminal Takes 2011. Only Women, Latin American Women in the Arts. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Liminal Takes. Roots Division, (http://liminaltakes.wordpress.com/) (http://www.rootdivision.org/021211.html). Multi media images of a complex world. Visions from both sides of the Atlantic, Havana, Cuba; Seville and Granada, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mexico City. (http://una.edu.ar/noticias/nota_abierta.php/10/14/77-imagenes-multimedia-de-un-mundo-complejo---visiones-desde-ambos-lados-del-atlantico); MexParismental (Paris, 2006); ParisNewYorkMéxico, Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla (México City,2008); Vidarte Festival (Mexico,2002).
Since 2005 she is Researcher at the National Research, Documentation and Information Center for fine arts (CENIDIAP-INBA).
She works as an Academic in the project Transdisciplinary Transits, research, experimentation and artistic production Diploma as well as in the Seminar of Problematic Topics of Contemporary Culture both organized by the Directorate for Academic Development of Cenart. She was Professor at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving La Esmeralda (ENPEG-INBA) between 1999 and 2012.
Master of Arts from the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos/(UAEM).
Diploma from the University Center for Film Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM CUEC).
Master of Communication Studies from the University of Paris XIII, France .
Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Communication trades, "École des Métiers de la Comunication" (EFAP), Paris, France.
Teaching and research
Researcher at the National Research, Documentation and Information Center for Fine Arts -INBA, Mexico.
Professor at the Transdisciplinary Transits, research, experimentation and artistic production Diploma of the National Arts Centre, Mexico.
Professor at the School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda", Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico.
Contributor in the Seminar of Problematic Topics of Modern Culture at the National Centre for the Arts, Mexico.
Mexico City, in collaboration with Neli Ruzic: Video Installation The Hole, Alternative Space of CENART (First Encounter of Transversal Art: Transdisciplinary Dialogues).
Mexico City, in collaboration with Neli Ruzic, The Hole, Stage 2011, Territories to the limit. (International Encounter of Documentary Film. Cinematographic Training Center).
San Francisco, USA. : In collaboration with Neli Ruzic, The Hole (The Midwife). Liminal takes. Roots Division, (http://liminaltakes.wordpress.com/).
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. United States: in collaboration with Neli Ruzic, Journey to the island. The Hole / The midwife. Pictures. CSS BARD, Bard College, (http://sites.google.com/site/viajealaisla/).
Mexico City, Mexico: Irreconcilable Nature, Arterial Space Gallery, University of Communication.
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico: Recto Verso, NM Contemporary Art gallery.
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico: Index, Christopher Columbus Gallery.
San Francisco, United States: Root Division (San Francisco, 2011) (http://www.rootdivision.org/021211.html);
Havana, Cuba; Seville and Granada, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mexico City: Multimedia Images of a complex world.
Mexico City: ParisNewYorkMéxico, Indianilla Station Cultural Center.
Paris: Mexparismental Festival.
Mexico City: Vidarte Festival.
SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS
Mobility Fund scholarship granted by Step Beyond, European Cultural Foundation (http://www.eurocult.org)
Education through Art 2003 Scholarship, National Art Education Program by the National Council for Culture and Arts (Mexico)
PARTICIPATION IN OTHER PROJECTS
Agatha, stage play directed by Lydia Margules (scenography)
Letters and Bridges, Networking Migrations: listening to and performing the in-between space, performance collective coordinated by Ximena Alarcón.
TEXTS ABOUT THE ARTIST’S WORK
Noreña, Aurora. Solta: Past present. Published in Arteven.com / Contemporary Art Mexico and Latin America. .
Pech, Cynthia, Ghosts in transit: discursive practices of Mexican videographers. UACM, Mexico.
TEXTS FROM THE ARTIST
The difficult representation of what is real, lecture presented at the Symposium Ethnographic Film-Video and Testimonial Audiovisual media and Digital Art against Violence, Porto Alegre, Brasil September 17-19, 2014 VI International Encounter
The Hole. Violence and history of silence. Text published in the book Dark times. Violence, art and culture. Memory of the IV Encounter of Research and Documentation of Visual Arts. National Institute of Fine Arts. Mexico City.
Stories from afar, text written in collaboration with Neli Ruzic and published in the book Transversal Art: equivocal formulas Experiences and reflection on the pedagogy of trans-discipline. Eduardo Andion (Coordinator). General Directorate of Publications of the National Center of the Arts, CONACULTA. Mexico City
The construction of the gaze, (on image and technique), text published in the book International Symposium new media and socio-cultural reality in contemporary audiovisual creation. Jesús Rubio Lapaz and Ximena Vásquez Hidalgo (ED.) University of Granada. Spain.
From documentary to video art, a philosophy of image, text posted on the DVD collection New ways of seeing in anthropology, impact and resonance: Records of the Second Conference of Visual Anthropology. National Institute of Anthropology and History. Mexico City
Between visibility and invisibility, a reflection on the power of the image. In "Art and social debates. Images in War”. Recollection of the Second Encounter of Research and Documentation of Visual Arts. National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature. Mexico, 2007.
Tutor of the Program Stimuli to the creation and artistic development 2010, State Institute of Culture, Directorate for Education and Research, Center for the Arts of Guanajuato, Cultural Funds Coordination.
DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Fiction (among others)
2006 Child of my eyes, Dir. Guadalupe Sanchez. (Co-director of photography) Mexico.
1999 The Wild Turkey. Dir. Pilar Rodriguez. Independent production. Mexico.
1997 Paulina, Dir. Vicky Funari, 16MM. USA, 1997. Award winning feature film in
multiple festivals, including the San Francisco and Sundance festivals.
1995 She is border. Dir. Pilar Rodriguez. Experimental Video. Mexico.
1997 These times of shaking are over, Dir. Julia Barco, Mexico.
1994 Alma Punk, Dir. Sarah Minter, Mexico. First prize of the Biennial of Video 1994
1986 An island surrounded by water, Dir. Maria Novaro, 16MM, Mexico, 1986 Ariel Winner in
the Short Fiction category.
Documentary (among others)
2005 Alfredo Vilchis, peintre de miracles. Dir. David Bornstein, ARTE, France.
2004 La triple frontière, menace ou manipulation? Dir. Jean-François Boyer - ARTE GEIE /
South Prod. USA / France.
2003 Histoires de Ripoux. Dir Jean-François Boyer - ARTE GEIE / Sur Prod USA / France
2002 Argentine: La guerre des pauvres. Dir. Jean-François Boyer and Marie-Christine
Camus. Art coverage. ARTE GEIE / Sur Prod - US-France.
2000 A rich circus for the poor, Dir. Jean-François Boyer. Art Coverage. ARTE GEIE / Sur
2001 Femmes à la mine. Dir. Jean-François Boyer. Art Coverage ARTE GEIE / Sur Prod.
1999 After Huracan Mitch/Aftermath of Huracan Mitch. Dir. Jean-François Boyer Art
Coverage. ARTE GEIE /Sur Prod. France
1998 Tendres cogneuses. Dir. Jean-François Boyer. Art coverage. ARTE GEIE / Sur Prod.
1997 Les Belles Etrangères, Vivre et écrire en Amérique Centrale. Dir. Dominique Rabourdin.
Metropolis. On Line Productions / La Sept Arte France.
1991 Matilde Landeta, Dir. Patricia Diaz, Prod. Channel Four, England.