Laura Huertas Millán
Invited artist 2017

Laura Huertas Millán is an artist and filmmaker living and working in Paris. A graduate from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy, she holds a PhD at the Ecole Normale Superieure rue d´Ulm and the Beaux-Arts de Paris (France), where she developed a practice-based film research on “ethnographic fictions”. Between 2014 and 2017, she was a fellow at the Sensory ethnography lab and the Film Study Center at Harvard University. Infused with the real, her films unfold as experiences and encounters with human and non human alterities. By staging personal affects linked to collective History, her narratives evoke issues as desire and exoticism, racism, pre-colonial memory and mestizaje - using fiction as a political laboratory. Her films have screened in cinema festivals (Torino, Ficunam, Cartagena, Curtas Vila do Conde, Tampere, Winterthur, Videobrasil, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento...) and art venues (Guggenheim NY, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Laboratoires d´Aubervilliers, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, LABORAL Gijón, Lugar a Dudas, Villa Arson…). Her latest film "Sol Negro" (2016) was awarded a Special Mention of the Grand Prix of the French competition in FIDMarseille 2016, a Grand Prix Honorable Mention at Doclisboa 2016, the Best short film award at Fronteira Festival 2017 and was part of Neighbouring Scenes: New Latin American cinema 2017 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

Gema Melgar Invited curator and project partner 2016 & 2017