Individual residencies / Olot


From Monday, 15 January 2024 to Monday, 29 January 2024

Interdisciplinary Artist, bilingual Graphic Recorder and Illustrator
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Artistic expression has always been a central part of Adriana's life, and it became an essential tool for navigating the world as a first-generation immigrant. Her migration journey profoundly informs her work and commitment to social justice at a local and global level. Adriana completed her BFA at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts in 2006 and has worked at numerous arts and community organizations for over 20 years. Adriana's creative process involves witnessing, deep listening, sense-making, translating oral history into visual language, and supporting groups and individuals to visualize milestones, innovations, journeys, and commitments in their work.


ENTREfractal: My creative partner, Sonia Medel (also applying to be a residency candidate), and I envision using our time at Faber Olot to develop “ENTREfractal”, our Latina feminist curatorial collective, the first of its kind in Canada. It is a project that will be composed of Latina/x (inclusive of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples) and employs an explicitly decolonial and intersectional feminist lens and ethics. It is an ambitious artistic, political, and holistic-wellbeing endeavour. The vision and mission is the (re)centering and (re)thinking of Latin American art and artists, through the curatorial leadership of Latina/x women, curator-artists, bringing awareness to the vital importance of the vast experiential-based arts and culture knowledges of Latina/x women such as ourselves. We aim not just to support artists and curate art, but to participate in a decolonial feminist re-imagining and transformation of arts and culture governance practices via dialogues, publications, visual and other productions. Faberllull would give us the first collective chance to delve into, “how does one curar (heal) and curate alongside and with ongoing silences and (in)visible scars? What is responsible curation? What can we learn from and give back to one of the sites of coloniality/autonomy we descendants of Spanish colonization are inextricably linked to, as a part of our healing and process of establishing an ‘as ethical as iteratively possible’ decolonial intersectional feminist collective? Faberllull Olot would be both healing-creative space and proximity for our Brown curatorial selves to complete final critical inquiry and preparations for the public launch of ENTREfractal

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