María Aparicio by Editor
María Aparicio was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1992. She studied Cinema at the National University of Córdoba and in a self-taught way. Las Calles is her first feature film, released in 2016. It has participated in more than 15 international films festivals, obtaining the Best Director Award in the Latin American Competition of the 18º Bafici (Argentina), and a Special Mention at the International Film Festival of Ourense (Spain). She is currently working in Sobre las nubes, her second feature film, and developing Las Cosas Indefinidas, an experimental documentary.
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Alvaro Ugarte by Editor
Most of Ugarte´s (Mexico) artistic practice begins as a social experience by staging scenarios or situations to function as devices of engagement between members of a given community. Consequently, the material outcomes, which are often unpredictable due to the nature of the actions and its collective dimensions; may take the form of sculptures, installations, or any other documentary record. More recently, Ugarte has expanded his field of study on analyzing mental structures and social behaviors. Where, through seemingly absurd procedures such as the act of sleeping, espionage and the use of esoteric query, tries to question how the mind function within specific social contexts. His work has been shown internationally in places such as Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, MX and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT. In 2015 he was nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative on its cycle 8 (2016-2017).
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