Carolina González Valencia headshotThursday, February 29, 2024


University Union Lyceum

[This event is a film screening and artist lecture]

No tickets required.

Carolina González Valencia (born in Bogotá Colombia, based in Portland, ME)

Carolina's films lie at the intersection of personal, social, and political narratives. She weaves multiple media-animation, video, film, performance, and writing-to create projects that challenge social and historical representations of migration, otherness, diaspora, and labor.  She has worked on projects in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Lebanon, and the United States. Carolina's work has been shown internationally at venues such as GAZE (San Francisco); International short films showcase (Jakarta, Indonesia); Full Frame Theater/International short films and videos (Durham, NC); Contra el Silencio Todas Las Voces (Mexico City); Cinemateca Distrital (Bogotá, Colombia); Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago).  Her films have been screened on public access TV on sites such as Can TV (Chicago) and Videonautas (Colombia). She is the recipient of a BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship, LEF Foundation Production and Post-Production Grants, the Lyn Blumenthal Scholarship (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), the Gelman Travel Fellowship (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and the Programa Nacional de Estímulos (Colombian Ministry of Culture).  She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation).  Carolina is now an associate professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.