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Laura Huertas Millan  Film/Video

Laura Huertas Millan  Film/Video
Laura Huertas Millan is a French-Colombian artist and filmmaker, whose work stands at the intersection between cinema, contemporary art and research. Entwining experimental ethnography, ecological and decolonial thinking, historical long-term enquiries, and fiction, her moving image work engages with strategies of resistance and survival. Sensuous and immersive, her films propose embodied, emotional and reflexive experiences, third spaces imagined as healing altered states. 
Huertas Millan’s films have been screened in cinema festivals such as the Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Cinéma du Réel,  prizes at the Locarno Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Doclisboa, MIDBO and Videobrasil, among others. Various retrospectives of her work have been organised internationally, in cinematheques (TIFF Lightbox, Harvard Film Archive, Cinemateca de Bogotá), museums (Les Abattoirs - FRAC Occitanie, CA2M, Tabakalera), film festivals (Mar del Plata, RIDM, Aricadoc) and non-fiction seminars (The Flaherty Film Seminar, Doc’s Kingdom). 
In the contemporary art field, her latest solo exhibitions were held at the MASP Sao Paulo, Maison des Arts de Malakoff and Medellin ́s Modern Art Museum. Her films have also been exhibited and screened in art institutions (Centre Pompidou Paris, Jeu de Paume, Guggenheim Museum NY, Times Art Berlin) and biennials (Liverpool, FRONT Triennial, Videobrasil, Videonnale). They are part of private and public collections (Kadist, CNAP, Banco de la República de Colombia, CIFO, FRAC Lorraine, and others). 
Huertas Millan holds a practise-based PhD on “Ethnographic Fictions” developed between PSL University (SACRe program) and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University). She works as an educator in academic and alternative spaces, and is part of a curatorial and research initiative with Rachael Rakes and Onyeka Igwe on alter and anti ethnographies.

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