Carolina González Valencia | BAVC

Carolina González Valencia

Carolina González Valencia

2021 MediaMaker Fellows
Headshot: Carolina González Valencia, Director of The Cleaning Writer, 2021 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow, photo taken against a pale blue outdoor wall

Carolina González Valencia

2021 MediaMaker Fellows

Carolina's practice lies at the intersection of personal, social, and political narratives. She weaves multiple media to create documents that challenge social and historical representations of migration, otherness, diaspora, and labor.  She has worked on film and art projects in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Lebanon, and the United States. She is the recipient of LEF Foundation Production Grant, the Lyn Blumenthal Scholarship, the Gelman Travel Fellowship, and the Programa Nacional de Estímulos (Colombian Ministry of Culture).  She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation).  Carolina is now an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

 

The Cleaning Writer (Working Title) 

Beatriz, a former domestic worker in the U.S. and Carolina, her daughter-filmmaker, collaborate to create the fictional character, Beatriz Valencia – author of the forthcoming book “How to Immigrate to the United States.” The Cleaning Writer is a hybrid documentary that tells a story about immigration, labor, dreams, and the power of fiction to generate emancipation.