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POLEN is a collaborative team that develops artistic projects combining single channel video, multi-projection, expanded cinema and research in the intersection between ethnographic film and experimental video.

Exploring topics as myths, simulacra, smuggling, and bodily practices their work has been show in the U.S. Mexico, Spain, Argentina, China, Australia and India and through their use of found footage, film essays, and first person narratives, POLEN moves away from representational practices of cultural identities to focus instead on performativity, subjectivity and emotions.

POLEN work has been part of many exhibitions and festivals: Project Room Beijing, China, International Film Festival Guadalajara, Medellin Arts Biennale MDE11, International Film Festival Morelia, Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Museum of Latin American Art MOLAA, Habitat Center in New Delhi, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, Los Angeles and Sidney HMFF, DOCSDF Film Festival, Human Rights Film Festival DF, Guanajuato Film Festival, Museum of Beauty Arts, Visual Sound y Caixa Forum Barcelona, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Crossing the Border en Voices Breaking Boundaries, Houston, Alameda Art Lab, Feria ARCO Madrid, MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, España, General Consulate México in Los Angeles and Washington D.C, Citi Lab Barcelona, University of Rennes 2 France, Media Arts Center San Diego, Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles among others.

POLEN: Adriana Trujillo + José Inerzia.


Adriana Trujillo (Tijuana, México). Her artistic practice cross media production and research with special interest in experimental video, found footage, cinema hybrid forms and installation. She holds an M.A. in Creative Documentary from the Barcelona Autonomous University.

She address topics related to simulacra, corporal issues and geopolitics of the future. Her work has been shown national and international festivals, art spaces and galleries like Guadalajara Film Festival, Morelia, Guanajuato, DOCSDF, Iowa City, HMFF Australia, Visual Sound Media Art Festival, Citi-Lab and Caixa Forum in Barcelona; Musum of Latin American Art MOLAA, Curta Doc Brazil, Habitat Center in Nueva Delhi, Sci-Fi Home Movies Liverpool, Almeria Contemporary Art Center in Spain, 206 Arte Contemporáneo, TJ in China Project Room, Tijuana Cultural Center, Viseur in Paris, Getty's Center in L.A, Otaniemi Pop Up Living Room in Helsinky, Guest Projects in London, among others. She was grant recipient of the National Fund for the arts and Culture in Mexico FONCA (2004, 2010, 2012).

She has obteined FOPROCINE film fund in Mexico in 2009 as director and 2012 as producer. The IMCINE scripwriting fund in 2014 and 2015. She is founder member and artistic director of Bordocs Documentary Forum and editor of the book Bordocs and Borders: The documentary in the North of Mexico. She works in POLEN with José Inerzia as directors of Cine Tonalá Tijuana.

She is member of the National System of Art Creators in Mexico (2015-2018).

   


José Inerzia (Zaragoza, España). Producer and media artist. His practice cross expanded cinema, hybrid forms and science fiction. He has collaborated and coproduced projects with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University Rennes 2 in France, the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), Media Arts Center San Diego, Otis College of Art and Design and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Ambulante Gira de Documentales or DocsDF in Mexico.

Since 2008, José is executive director of BorDocs Documentary Forum, where he also has work as a programmer. He has been programmer of the Border Film Week 2014 and 2016 for the University of San Diego. Actually, José is the head of Cine Tonalá Tijuana, an art space where film, music, theater and gastronomy converge.

José is co-director of the experimental short film Ghostly Pulsations (2014) and the feature Tongue Nest.