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Ana Vaz
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Ana Vaz

Ana Vaz (1986, Brasilia, Brazil) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, and Paris, France. She uses film as a means to critically situate one's perception of land, language, and place. Her critical and speculative filmography is underpinned by experimental collages of images and sounds, discovered and produced, to reflect upon situations and contexts which are historically and geographically marked by narratives of violence and repression. The impact of colonialism and ecological ruin are the backdrop of her immersive ‘film-poems’.

Recent screenings of Vaz’ work have been shown at film festivals and institutions such as the Tate Modern (London); Palais de Tokyo (Paris); New York Film Festival (New York); TIFF Wavelengths (Toronto); Rotterdam Film Festival (Rotterdam); BFI (London); LUX (Rotterdam); CPH:DOX (Copenhagen); Cinéma du Réel (Paris); TABAKALERA (San Sebastián); Courtisane (Ghent); and Videobrasil (São Paulo), among others. Additionally, she is a founding member of the collective Coyote along with Tristan Bera, Nuno da Luz, Elida Hoëg and Clémence Seurat, a cross-disciplinary group working in the fields of ecology, ethnology, and political science through an array of cross-cutting platforms.