Brought to you by the Fashion Studies Track in M.A. Liberal Studies Program, PERFORMING FEMININITY (A Series of Short Films) by Jessica Sofia Mitrani will be followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A with Robert Singer, Eugenia Paulicelli and Jessica Sofia Mitrani.
About Jessica Sofia Mitrani
Colombian-born, New York–based visual artist Jessica Sofia Mitrani (b. 1968, Colombia) is concerned with the social and aesthetic construction of femininity and the ways in which this shapes identity. Her art traverses mediums, from performance and sculpture to film and video, all linked by a strong narrative impulse.
Jessica Sofia Mitrani is a film director and multi-disciplinary artist who works in theater, visual art, and performance and has exhibited at venues internationally, including Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris; Hors Pistes Festival at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; White Columns Gallery, New York; FIAF, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá; and MACRO Museum in Rome, among others. Mitrani’s films have been featured in numerous film festivals and programs such as Women in the Director’s Chair in Chicago, Women Make Movies in New York, in competition in the 47 Oberhaussen Short Film Festival in Germany, and broadcast on the television networks SBS in Australia and ARTE-WDR in France and Germany. She won the Grand Prix 2012 award for her video Headpieces for Peace at ASVOFF5 held at the Pompidou Center in November 2012. This Year Mitrani’s film and performance Traveling Lady has been selected as one of three Hermès Foundation (Fondation d'entreprise Hermès) awardee for their New Settings program.