María Fernanda Araya (Chile) Residence: September 2019
María Fernanda Araya was born and raised in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile. She studied Visual Arts at Diego Portales University located in Santiago Center, and finally graduated in 2015.
Through different techniques she has formed a line of work linked to the Asian imaginary. From videos, animations and music, she works on research on the cross between eastern and western culture. Within the residence, the objective is in first instance, explore the place to embrace a theme or idea to portray through animations and/or videos that represent a particular practice or milestone of Itoshima to make a parallel to the original practices of her country Chile.
Creating a mirror or bridge between two cultures through visual work is the main objective of her residence to be carried out in Studio Kura.
– website: arayamaria.tumblr.com