Carla Maldonado

Photograph by Serichai Traipoom 

I am a multimedia artist, working predominantly with photography and video. My work actively supports systemic social change, influenced by ecofeminism as a cultural form of resistance.

I stand by the rebellious aspect of my generation, referencing progressive movements in Bolsonaro's Brazil and exploring my immigrant experience in Trump's U.S.A.  I look to BIPOC Women Activists, community leaders and environmental intersectional feminist theories for inspiration and guidance.

I reconcile beauty with the distorted reality I navigate. My message defies inherited oppressive social dynamics, communicating global issues and empowering groups that are sentenced to be othered by the exploitative, colonial and heteropatriarchal reality we live in.  I create environments where I cast spells, elevate women and rebel against concepts of normalcy. 

I have been on panels as “The Culture of Community: A Latinx Photo Symposium” for El Museo in 2019, and RadicalxChange’s second annual conference in  2020.  I am also a member of SoMad in NY, planning, producing, curating and programming events, focused on fine-art, experimental film and fundraising shows. I also work as a photographer, videographer and video editor.

I hold an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, and my work has been featured at Tomas Erben Gallery (NYC, 2020), Navy Studio (Brooklyn, NY, 2020) Best of 2019 SVA Hollywood Premiere (LA, CA, 2019), Satellite Art Show (Miami Art Week and Brooklyn, NY, 2019), Photo Independent ( Fathom Gallery, LA, CA, 2018), Nowolipki Gallery (Warsaw, PL) and Barcelona Planet FIlm Festival (SP, 2018). 

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