Industry Panel II: Fifteen Years of “Latinidad” in Canadian Media Arts
Sunday, April 5, 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street , Toronto, Ontario
As part of aluCine’s15th anniversary we will to reflect more deeply on the origins and impact not only of our own local media artists productions, but also of the entire Latin Canadian film production from the past 15 years.
The panel will cover topics that reflect on the last 15 years of independent media arts production by Latin Canadian artists, and will also consider the contexts for the future. In reflecting on this filmmaking/media arts history, the panel also aims to consider the framework evolution that will be needed to support Latin Canadian independent filmmaking into the future.
The question of the ongoing need for spaces for culturally specific media arts exhibition and their relevance to future generations of independent filmmakers is being questioned, and this question will serve as the starting point for the discussion on this panel.
Jorge Lozano- Moderator
Jorge Lozano has been working as a film and video artist for the last 20 years and has achieved national and international recognition. His fiction films have been exhibited at the Toronto Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival amongst others. His experimental work has been exhibited at many international festivals and galleries. He has expanded his practice to the organization of many cultural and art events, the creation of aluCine, Toronto Latin Media Festival and facilitating self-representations video workshops for marginalized Latin and non– Latin youth in Canada since 199,1 Venezuela 2005 and Colombia 2005–2009.Dot Tuer is a writer, cultural theorist and historian whose research focuses on issues of postcolonialism, transculturation, indigenous-European encounters in the Latin American colonial period, and the intersections of history, memory, and hybridity in contemporary art. A book of her selected writings, Mining the Media Archive: Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance, was published by YYZ Press in 2005.
Tuer has written for many museums and galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada, the DIA Centre for the Arts, NYC, the Sydney Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennale, and the ICA in London, England; and presented public international lectures on art in Europe, Latin America, Australia and North America. She has received numerous awards for her writing on art, including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Councils grants; Toronto Arts Awards; and Ontario Art Galleries Association Curatorial Writing Awards. She has served at OCAD as Chair, Curatorial and Critical Practice (2007–9); Interim Chair, Graduate Program in Criticism and Curatorial Practice (2008); and Associate Dean of Liberal Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design (2003).
Julieta Maria is a Toronto based new media artist with an MFA from York University. She works with a variety of media, including video, interactive video installations and web. She has participated in several international screenings and exhibitions, including Scope Basel in Switzerland in 2010, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Colombia in 2009, and the Interactiva Biennale in Mexico 2009, among others. During the past few years, Julieta has worked in the field of media arts as a facilitator, teaching workshops in video production, video editing, website development and digital story telling. She has also co-curated several Internet and media exhibitions. She is a co-founder of e‑Fagia Visual and Media Art Organization in Toronto, where she is currently acting as the executive director.Maria Alejandrina Coates is a Uruguayan born, Toronto based curator and writer whose interests include art practices grounded in feminist, social, and decolonial frameworks. She is co-founder of SOS curatorial collective and Curator at e‑fagia visual and media arts organization. Maria received a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a Masters degree in Art History and Curatorial Studies from York University. She maintains an active research and curatorial practice and currently serves as a board member for Gendai Gallery in Toronto, ON.