Welcome to join us at Maker’s Gallery for the artist talk and pop-up exhibition of Paola Fernanda Guzmán Figueroa, a Colombian and Finnish visual artist based in Helsinki since 2013. She works with film, installations, and time-based arts. Her works reflect and deal with issues around mobility, family relationships, and aging. Paola has a BA and MA in time and space from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki.
During the Analogue Adventure residency at Filmverkstaden, Paola created various experimentations with 16mm film. She used elements including hair, water and aquariums to explore different techniques such as photograms, phytograms, contact print, bi-pack and tri-pack techniques. In addition, Paola learned two new techniques from the guest artist Lindsay McIntyre (CAN) who taught monoflex and mordançage techniques. These techniques have enriched Paola’s artistic research and work and she will continue developing them in the near future.