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Paola Vela 

Born Lima, Peru – 1973 




Higher Education Studies


[2016] M.A. in Visual Anthropology. Main Subject: Habitus, artists, creative process. Discipline: Visual Art and Anthropology, Documentary Film and Video. Thesis: Rutinas, un documental etnográfico desde un espacio de formación artística. Pontifical Catholic University. School of Posgraduate Studies. Lima, PE.

[2011] Licentiate in Fine Arts. Main Subject: Memory. Discipline: Video Art, Experimental Film. Thesis: 1977, Reconstruccción de la memoria en imágenes en movimiento a través de la práctica del Found Footage. Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts. Lima, PE.

[1997] B. F. A. (Hons) Main Subject: Landscape, Bestiary. Discipline: Printmaking (Etching). Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts. Lima, PE.



Professional Experience


Residencies, programs and workshops 


[2018]  
Workshop 'The Cinema and its Lies' with Mariano Llinás [AR]. Collaboration between TransLAB and Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Lima, PE.
Jan van Eyck Academie ‘Like An Artist’. Project in collaboration with Maastricht University.  Position: Researcher / Artist in Residence. Maastricht, NE.

[2015]  
TransLAB. Cinema Laboratory Work In Progress with Nicolás Pereda (MX) and José Luis Torres Leiva (CL). TRANSCINEMA Film Festival. Lima, PE.

[2013] 
Workshop with Tacita Dean (UK). Fundación Botín, Villa Iris. Santander, ES.

[2010] 
Workshop ‘Video Art: Found Object’ with Aernout Mik (NE). Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Lima, PE.

[2008] 
VI Berlinale Talent Campus. Selected as Director and Visual Artist. 58th Berlinale Film Festival. Berlin, DE.


Academic Positions


[Since 2017] Ternured Assistant Professor (Full -Time). Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts and Design. Lima, PE.

[2017 – 2014] Ternured Track Assistant Professor (Part - Time). Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts and Design. Lima, PE.

[2016 – 2014] Lecturer. Corriente Alterna School of Visual Arts. Lima, PE.

[2014 – 2012] Lecturer. Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts and Design. Lima, PE.



Other Professional Activities


[Since 2019] Member of Printmaking Curriculum Committee. Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts and Design. Lima, PE.

[Since 2018] Member at Welfare Committee. Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts and Design. Lima, PE.

[2017-2018] Member at Accreditation Committee. Pontifical Catholic University. School of Fine Arts and Design. Lima, PE.

[Since 2016] Member of GIAV - Grupo de Investigación en Antropología Visual (Visual Anthropology Research Group). Pontifical Catholic University. School of Posgraduate Studies. Lima, PE.

[Since 2014] Member of Torvus Studio Organization. Video Art and Experimental Film Production Company. Lima, PE.



Scholarships  and Prizes


[2019]
Winner. ProArt Artistic Production Prize. PUCP. Lima, PE.
Winner. 2nd Contemporary Art Prize ICPNA. Lima, PE.
Mention. 2nd Made by Women Peruvian Film Festival. Feature Film Competition. Lima, PE.

[2018]
Mention. National Competition of Film Projects Ministry of Culture - DAFO. National Competition of Experimental Films. Lima, PE.

[2013]
Fellowship Botin Foundation. Santader, ES.

[2009]
Recommendation of the Jury. Videonale 12. Bonn, DE.

[2008]
Goethe Institute. 6th Berlinale Talent Campus. 58th Berlin Film Festival. Berlin, DE.

[2001]
Finalist & Nominate Artist. International Small Engraving Salon. Carbunari, RO.

[1997]
Mention. 27th National Printmaking Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE.
Clorox Award for Excellence in Printmaking. School of Fine Arts PUCP. Lima, PE.

[1996]
Mention. 26th National Printmaking Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE.
Winternitz Award for Excellence in Printmaking. School of Fine Arts PUCP. Lima, PE.

[1995]
Mention. 25th National Printmaking Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE.
Winternitz Award for Excellence in Printmaking. School of Fine Arts PUCP. Lima, PE



Major Selected Exhibitions


Solo Screening


[2015]
Paola Vela. In Focus. Short Films. 3rd TRANSCINEMA Film Festival. Armando Robles Godoy Hall. Lima, PE.


Screenings / Film Festivals or Group Exhibitions


[2019]
8th Video Art Festival Camagüey. 13th Havana Biennal. CU.
2nd Contemporary Art Prize ICPNA. Lima, PE.
2nd Made by Women Peruvian Film Festival. Feature Film Competition. Lima, PE.
2nd Made by Women Peruvian Film Festival. Documentary Short Film Competition. Lima, PE.
2nd Experimental Cinema Exhibition 'The Eye Focuses'. Cinemateca de la Casa de la Cultura. Quito, EC.
 
[2018]
Peruvian Contemporary Cinema. University of the Arts. Guayaquil, EC.
'Ghost Cities'. Shortfilms projections. La Noche de Barranco. Lima, PE.  
Female Experimental Cinema. Politics of the Image in Latin America. CINEMAMUSEO. Cuenca, EC.
6th TRANSCINEMA International Film Festival. Memories Section. Lima, PE. 
4th Film Week - University of Lima. 3rd Feature Film Competition. Lima, PE.
5th Radical Film Festival - Peruvian Radicalisms Section. Simon I. Patiño Center. La Paz, BO.
3rd Ethnographic Film Festival - Other Ethnographies. FLACSO Cinema Hall. Quito, EC.
5th Master in Visual Anthropology MAV Week. Auditorium Central Library PUCP. Lima, PE.
8th Lima Independiente International Film Festival. Cultural Center of Spain. Lima, PE.
1st ‘Like An Artist’ Exhibition. Jan van Eyck Academie. Maastricht, NE.
5th Transcinematic Sessions. Armando Robles Godoy Hall. Lima, PE.

[2017]
5th TRANSCINEMA International Film Festival. Section ‘Spaces’. CCPUCP & Armando Robles Godoy Hall. Lima, PE.
1st MUTA International Exhibition of Audiovisual Appropriation. Lima, PE.

[2016]
A new cinema in Peru. Independent Panorama of Peruvian Cinema. House of the Peruvian Literature & Cinema Club ‘Invisible’. Lima, PE.
Complexity and Diversity in New Peruvian Cinema. Cinema Club Cayetano Heredia. Lima, PE.
Drifts. Experiments in Contemporary Video. Luis Miró Quesada Hall. Lima, PE.

[2015]
Peruvian Audiovisual Melting Pot. Zumzeig Cinema. Barcelona, ES.
Beyond The Form: A Conceptual Language. Winternitz Hall. Lima, PE

[2014]
A new medium. History of Peruvian Video. Pancho Fierro Gallery. Lima, PE.
10th Gainesville Latino Film Festival. CINExperimental Section. Wooly Hall. Florida, US.
First Festival of Lost Image. Museum of Memory, Tolerance and Inclusion LUM. Lima, PE.

[2013]
Insurgency in movement: Anthology of Peruvian Audiovisual Margins. Lima Art Museum MALI. Lima, PE.
Projects Presentations. Villa Iris. Santander, ES.

[2012]
Nomades Borders II. Territorial Interference – Artistic Flows. Church and Convent of Santo Domingo – Qorikancha. Cusco, PE.
Nomades Borders II. Territorial Interference – Artistic Flows. Olho Latino-Atibaja Museum. Curitiba, BR.

[2011]
Nomades Borders II. Territorial Interference – Artistic Flows. Metropolitan University of Education Sciences Hall. Santiago, CL.

[2010]
3rd Festival Film Cine//B_3. Santiago de Chile, CL.
XIV Lima Film Festival. Short Films Digital Section. Lima, PE.
VAE11. First National Video Art Competition. Lima, PE.
Festival of the Nations. Ebensee, AT.
28th Marché de la Poésie. Place Saint Sulpice. Paris, FR.
Oslo Screen Festival. Filmes Hus. Oslo, NO.
FALA Audio Audiovisual Festival. Lambayeque, PE.

[2009]
Videonale 12. Kunstmuseum. Bonn, DE.
6th F.I.F.E. Internacional Experimental Film Festival Carbunari. Maramures, RO.
19th INVIDEO International ExhibitionVideo & Cinema Beyond. Spazio Oberdan. Milan, IT.
2nd Videoholica. International Video Art Festival. Varna, BG.

[2008]
XII Lima Film Festival. Short Films Digital Section. Lima, PE.

[2007]
XXIV Bogota Film Festival. 3 AnimaCine Section. Bogota, CO.

[2006]
X Lima Film Festival. Short Films Digital Section. Lima, PE.
7th Ovalle Film Festival. Short Film Competition. Ovalle, CL.
4th Bolivarian Film and Video Day. Santa Marta, CO.
Happy Hour/Peruvian Video. Centro Fundación Telefónica. Lima, PE.

[2005]
Tokio International Mini-Print Triennal.Tama Art University. Tama, JP.

[2004]
Lima Prints. Pancho Fierro Gallery. Lima, PE.

[2003]
Latin American Art. J.M. Moudy Exhibition Hall. Texas, USA.
Print Exhibition. Pratt Institute. New York, USA.

[2001]
International Small Engraving Salon. Florean Museum. Maramures, RO.

[1999]
Contemporary Peruvian Prints. Wiesse Bank Gallery. Lima, PE.

[1998]
Prints. School of Art and Crafts. Barcelona, ES.
Mini-Print Show. Tucumán University Gallery. Tucumán, AR.

[1997]
27th National Printmaking Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE.
Drawing. Goethe Institute.  Lima, PE.

[1996]
National Drawing Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE.
26th National Printmaking Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE.

[1995]
25th National Printmaking Hall. ICPNA Gallery. Lima, PE. 

Curatorial Activities


[2015]
Film Series at 'Little Stories of Motherhood 3' an exhibition by Natalia Iguiñiz. Luis Miró Quesada Garland Hall. Lima, PE.