ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts is proud to present ZONEMA 2006 honoring Mexican independent cinema.  Over three days, we will show about thirty films—scheduled features, continuous screenings of shorts and displays of video art. 

 

In recent decades, Mexican directors such as Guillermo del Toro (Cronos,Pan’s Labytinth), Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama, Children of Men) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) have become international superstars.  In this exciting festival, we will be featuring a documentary on the making of Babel by González Iñárritu, as well as “Mexico,” his contribution to the anthology film 11’09”01.  But we are also shifting focus to examine the work of independent Mexican filmmakers, presenting many films in their United States premiere.  Highlights include Roberto Rochín’s Ulama, Carlos Armella and Pedro Gonzalez’s Toro Negro, Carlos Reygada’s (Japón) second short film Maxhumain,Rodrigo Pla’s El ojo en la nuca(with Gael Garcia Bernal), Enrique Arroyo’s short El otro sueño americanoand Olallo Rubio’s Jodorowsky’s Interviews.  Reflecting ZONE’s indisciplinary mission, we will also present documentaries on artists Gabriel Orozco (by Fernanda Romandia) and Javier Marin (by Luis Rochin Naya).  Programs are curated by Jose Alvarez(chief curator)and distinguished artists Pilar Goutas, Silvana Agostini and Martin Delgado.

 

In conjunction with the screenings, ZONE will be presenting an exhibition of inks and digital prints by Pilar Goutas.  In addition, the gala opening night reception will feature a performance by Ximena Sariñana Rivera, a celebrated singer who has appeared in films, theater and television.

 

ZONEMA 2006 is made possible by the generous contribution of Row 26, with additional support by the International Morelia Film Festival, Estación Indianilla, Mantarraya Producciones, Codigo 06140, De mi Arte a Tu Arte, Esto es Tech Mex and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

ZONEMA 2006

Screenings honoring Mexican independent cinema

December 7 – 9, 2006

 

Opening reception 6-10pm, December 7

 

 

December 8, 2006

 

2 pm

Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu                 11’09”01                                12 min

Amat Escalante                                     Ammarrados                             15 min

Pablo Aldrete                                          Human Sashimi                          20 min

Victor Orozco                                           La Letra con sangre entra9 min

Berenice Manjares                                   Camino                                      30 min

Luis Rochin                                             Retrospectiva                             

Javier Marin Escultura                                                                             14 min

3:40 pm

Enríque Arroyo                                        El otro sueno americano              10 min  

Alejandro Ezpeleta                                   Zayak                                        11 min

Daniela Schneider                                    Pescador                                    9 min

Cairy Joji Fukunaga                                 Victoria para chino                       13 min

Rene Villareal                                          Sus demonios                             10 min

Jose Alvarez                                          Venus                                       20 min

Rodrigo Pla                                             El ojo en la nuca                         25 min

 

5:20 pm

Roberto Rochin                         Ulama                                       100 min

 

7 pm

Gabriela Monrroy                         Un viaje                                     10 min

Jaime Romandía                                    Homeward Bound                     8 min

Olallo Rubio                                          Jodorowsky Interviews40 min

Julio Fons                                               Benjamín                                   20 min

Carlos Reygadas                                     Maxhumain                                7 min

Teresa Suarez                                         Quién mató a Tarantino                18 min

Michel Lipkes                                          Spitting Against the Wind  2 min

 

8:20 pm

Pedro Gonzalez and Rubio Armella        Common Ground                       87 min                         The Making of Babelby Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu

 

 

 

 

December 9, 2006

 

12 pm

Pedro Gonzalez and Rubio Armella        Common Ground                       87 min                         The Making of Babelby Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu

 

1:30 pm

Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu                 11’09”01                                12 min

Amat Escalante                                     Ammarrados                             15 min

Pablo Aldrete                                          Human Sashimi                          20 min

Victor Orozco                                           La Letra con sangre entra9 min

Berenice Manjares                                   Camino                                      30 min

Luis Rochin                                             Retrospectiva                             

Javier Marin Escultura                                                                              14 min

 

3:10 pm

Gerardo Naranjo                                    The last attack of the beast       14 min

Carlos Cuaron                                         Noche de bodas                          5 min

Luis Felipe Hernandez,

Gerardo Ballester and Laurette Flores          Coma                                        2 min

Fernanda Romandía                              Fénix                                        9 min

Eugenio Polgovsky                                   Trópico de Cáncer                        52 min

Ernesto Contreras                                    El Milagro                                   15 min                                      

4:50 pm

Enríque Arroyo                                        El otro sueño Americano               10 min  

Alejandro Ezpeleta                                   Zayak                                        11 min

Daniela Schneider                                    Pescador                                    9 min

Cary Fukunaga                                       Victoria para chino                       13 min

Rene Villareal                                          Sus demonios                             10 min

Jose Alvarez                                          Venus                                       20 min

Rodrigo Pla                                             El ojo en la nuca                         25 min

 

6:30 pm

Gabriela Monrroy                         Un viaje                                    10 min

Jaime Romandía                                    Homeward Bound                     8 min

Olallo Rubio                                          Jodorowsky Interviews40 min

Julio Fons                                               Benjamín                                   20 min

Carlos Reygadas                                   Maxhumain                                  7 min

Teresa Suarez                                         Quién mató a Tarantino                18 min

Michel Lipkes                                          Spitting Against the Wind  2 min

 

8:20 pm

Pedro Gonzalez and Rubio Armella        Common Ground                       87 min                                     The Making of Babelby Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu

 

Martin Delgado

Martin Delgado was born in Mexico City in1965. Since 1984 has worked extensively in radio and advertising both as creative director and producer.

In 1990, Martin began producing records and lived in Los Angeles from 2000 to 2005 producing tracks for different artists.

Today, back in Mexico City, he is producing experimental music and video.

 

Silvana Agostoni

Born in Mexico City in 1968, received a BFA in graphic design from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana  in 1994, and an MFA in photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York,  in 1997. She has shown her photographic work both individually and collectively in Mexico, USA, Spain, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Japan, Italy, Canada and Cuba.  Silvana was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2006), and since 1996 has received  several awards from the FONCA  (national council for the arts in Mexico) such as the Jóvenes Creadores grant in 1998 and 2002.

 

Alfredo Salomón

TECH-MEX artist born in Puebla, México, in 1968. His work has been shown at festivals in México, Canada, Finland, Malaysia, France and Brasil. At present his work revolves around the performing arts and video installation.

 

Amaranta Sanchez

México City, 1976. Enrolled at “La Esmeralda” College of Fine Arts, with a specialization at the Multimedia Center of the National Center for the Arts. Recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant of the FONCA in visual arts/video, 2001-2002. Her work has screened at the Vid@rte International Festival, México, 2001; Crash, México, 2001; University Museum of Arts and Sciences, México, 2001; Central Gallery and Multimedia Center, CNART, México, 1999, 2000; Videoformes, France, 2002; Interferences, France, 2001, Medioarte, Germany, 2002.

 

Fernando Llanos

Visual artist from México City, born on May 28th, 1974. He works mainly in video, the internet and drawing. His videos have participated in various festivals such as the Festival of New Film and New Media of Montreal, World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam), Transmediale (Berlin), Interference (France), Viart (Venezuaela), INPUT (Panama), Vid@rte (México), Videochroniques (Marseille), Video do Minuto (Brazil), etc.

For the last few years he has been creating internet videoart and live presentations of video manipulation and mixing. At present he is profesor of Digital Art at the Universidad Iberoamericana and of Video at “La Esmeralda”.

 

Iván Edeza

Born in México City in 1967. Graduate of the “La Esmeralda” College of Fine Arts and curator of electronic media for the University Museum of Sciences and Art (MUCA).

 

Sarah Minter

Sarah Minter since 1982 is working in 16 mm. independent film , video and video installations, which  emphasize: San Frenesi, None is Innocent, Alma Punk, El Aire de Clara, and  more recently Intervalos a video installation with 20 screens.

Her  work has been exhibited  in diverse museums, art galleries, universities, festivals, mainly  in America and Europe. In places like MOMA, Museum of the Bronx, N.Y.   Museum of contemporary art, Boston, Haus to der   Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Canal Plus in France, International Film and Video Festival of La Havana, Celda de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City.

She has been  fellowship holder  at the Rockefeller  Foundation, MacArthur foundation and FONCA. She has been jury and curator in diverse national and international  festivals, as well as  cultural foundations.  In the 2003 she made an artistic residence in Berlin. In 2006 she made an artistic residence in Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark. Where she began the first of six parts of her project Multiverse about utopian communities around the world.

 

Ricardo Nicolayevsky

Born in Mexico City. At an early age, started to paint, write and play

music. When he turned 20, he moved to New York City, where he studied Cinema

Studies at NYU. After getting his BFA from NYU, studied music under

different teachers. He premiered his own compositions for piano twice (1987

& 1988) at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall. Since the beginning of

the 80’s to this date, he has composed music for short films, theatre plays

and radio, and has also been involved in cabaret and performance.

His film and video work includes a vast series of portraits in movement,

generally of artists. He himself has created the soundtracks to accompany

these portraits. His collection entitled “Lost Portraits” from the 80’s has

ensured him a couple of prizes in the festival circuit. He has showed

individually and collectively in galleries, museums, festivals and

universities in Mexico, United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru, France, Spain,

Holland, Germany and Belgium. In 2003 he became a fellow of the Media Arts

Program (Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation). In February of 2006

was invited by MoMA to show his film and video work in a solo event called:

“A Night with Ricardo Nicolayevsky”.

 

Héctor Falcón

1973 -Culiacán Sinaloa, México.

Multidisciplinary artist, he obtained his B.A. in visual arts in México and Japan. He has had approximately 15 solo shows in México, the US and Asia, and has participated in more than 150 collective exhibitions in México and the rest of the world. Falcón’s work often has references to embodiment , personality and social conventions regarding beauty and systems of power.

 

Rodrigo Loyola

Born in Mexico City on May 4th 1979, studies Visual Arts and Photography. He is benefited in 2000 with the Young Creators scholarship offered by the Arts and Culture Council of México with what he made Flatland. In 2002 he receives the scholarship again with what he made Graphic Work on studies of the Infinite. In the same year he had the Creators scholarship offered by the Arts Council of Querétaro to work on Multimedia and Digital Art. During these years he begins to make electronic Music. In 2005 he went to do an artistic residence in the Fundación Antonio Gala in Córdoba, Spain. He Lives in Querétaro, Mexico.

Colectivo Doble A

 

Andrea Robles Jiménez

México City (1976)

Studied communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana. During this period produces Sarna en la Cabeza,  for UNICEF this work won first prize at el Festival of TV and Video ANUIES, in May  2000.

In the year 2002 forms  Doble A with Adriana Bravo.

 

Adriana E. Bravo Morales

La Paz, Bolivia (1972)

Studies fine arts at UMSA in La Paz, Bolivia and postgraduate studies in art criticism also in Bolivia. Works in printmaking and drawing. Her work has been shown at the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte Grabado Iberoamericano Palacio de Bellas Artes, México D.F.

Since 1997 she has received several awards in drawing and printmaking in Bolivia and Colombia. In the year 2000 se moves to México and since 2002 has been working with Andrea Robles.

The work of colectivo doble A has been screened in numerous venues like VIDEOFEST 2K4, Baja California México, 2006, 22nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2006, 15th International Electronic Festival Videobrasil, Sao Paulo Brasil, 2005.

Maru de la Garza,

Studies fine arts at  the  Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM in Mexico City.

To date she has five solo exhibitions lincluding “Episodio Femenino” fotografía + video + instalación Galería de CESIMAC 2006 and “Vivencia / En Paralelo”  en el Museo Regional de Querétaro-INAH, 2005. Has participated i n 12 group shows including “Cercanos y distantes” en la Galería José María Velasco en la Ciudad de México y en el 2003 “Our eyes: origen y pasión” en el Centro Cultural Somart in San Francisco California.

 

Adriana Calatayud

 (b. 1967, Mexico City)

Graduated as graphic designer from the UNAM Visual Arts School. From 1996 to 2001 she worked at the Digital Graphics Workshop at the Centro Multimedia, Centro Nacional de las Artes doing research projects about the image. From 2004 to 2005 she worked coordinating technology research area and the Sala del Cielo at the Centro de la Imagen. She now holds the National Creators System grant, from the FONCA (mexican fund for culture and the arts).  Among her solo exhibitions in Mexico and abroad are:  2003 PROTOTIPOS 2.1 Antropometría cyborg, presented in the Caja Negra, MUCA, and in the Instituto de México in Paris, France.   Photo España, in the Instituto de México in Madrid, Spain, curated by Alejandro Castellote. In 1998 El Hombre Ilustrado, in the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Mexico and then in Galería Belia de Vico Arte Contemporáneo in Guatemala.

 

Maria Jose Cuevas

Born in Mexico City in 1972.  Graphic designer with a very personal signature that revises popular culture. She started making video in 2005, her videos are ironic acid views of society and personal dramas Her video work has been shown in several countries like Spain, Germany, Argentina, France, Canada, Colombia, The United States, South Africa, Venezuela and Mexico. She got a mention for her video “Mal de amores”  in the Cuadro Festival of Short Films in Mexico City.

 

Daniel Monroy

Born in México city in 1980

Studied visual arts at the Centro de Artes Audiovisuales en Guadalajara, Jalisco.

His work has been screened at festivals such as the 2nd Festival de Cine de Morelia 2004 , festival Cuadro in Mexico City. 2005, and  Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporanero(FICCO) 2006.

 

Yoshua Okón

(born in Mexico City, 1970 Lives and works in Mexico City and Los Angeles)

Yoshua Okón’s work, like a series of near-sociological experiments executed for the camera, blends staged situations, documentation and improvisation and puts into question habitual perceptions of reality and truth, selfhood and morality.  For example, in Oríllese a la Orilla (1999), Okón convinced cops to perform absurd tasks (twirling their nightsicks, dancing). In another video-taped performance, Coyotería(2003), he re-enacted Joseph Beuys’ 1974 cohabitation with a coyote by confining himself with a human “coyote” hired to act like the canine coyote (“coyote” is Mexican slang for the unsavory middlemen who facilitate interactions between the government and civilians and who also smuggle migrants across the Mexico-US border).  Okón has shown his work at the Kunstwerke in Berlin, P.S.1-MoMA and the New Museum in NY, the Istanbul Biennial, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann in Milan, The Project in NY and Galería Enrique Guerrero in Mexico City amongst others.

In1994, he co-founded La Panadería, an independent space dedicated to the exhibition and discussion of contemporary culture, a project which he directed for 8 years. Since 2002, Okón has also been a visiting teacher at the University of California, San Diego.

 

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