Carla Maldonado is a Multimedia Artist, working on photography, film and installation art. Her practice responds to socio political events, the environmental crisis and eco-feminism, exploring her relationship to the struggles of progressive movements in her home country of Brazil post-Jair Bolsonaro’s elections, and her experience as a latinx immigrant in the Trump era. Her work comes from photographs and videos she accumulates - documentations of environments she navigates and people she encounters throughout life - focusing on the rebels, the misfits, the revolutionaries. She holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, and her work has been featured at 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). She has been actively engaged in community building and activism, organizing and speaking on panels as “The Culture of Community: A Latinx Photo Symposium” for El Museo, and the upcoming RadicalxChange’s second annual conference in July 2020. She is also a member of "Culture Declares Emergency" in NYC.
At SoMad studio Maldonado has a role in the creative process of planning, curating and programming events, focused on fine-art, experimental film and fundraising shows. She also serves as a photographer, videographer and video editor for in house productions.
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