Born in the city of Pasto, southwest Colombia, Ana Bravo-Pérez’ studies, publications and work in documentary film and the visual arts over the last decade have taken her from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, to Caracas, Venezuela; and from the International Film School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, to the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ana has participated in group exhibitions and film festivals internationally. She also uses non-traditional places of expression to raise questions about the need to decolonise knowledge, history, aesthetics and filmmaking: a pedestrian point in Rio de Janeiro, an academic conference venue in Sydney, a busy street in Buenos Aires or a Botanical Garden in Amsterdam… They all become spaces for her to publically manifest her concerns.
Ana’s multimedia work evolves around decoloniality, migration and memory. Through migration and the research into the origin of the materials she works with - celluloid, porcelain and gold - her ritual-performances attempt to unveil the routes of colonisation and to interrogate colonial canons.
Read more about the graduation project of Ana Bravo-Pérez