Born in 1956, Florence Miailhe graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs. In 1991 she made her first short film, Hammam. From then on, she made her mark in animation cinema with her highly personal style. He makes his films using paint, pastel or sand, directly on the camera. He won the Cesar for best short film in 2002 for Au Premier Dimanche d’Aout, and a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 for Conte de Quartier. In summer 2021, she will present his first feature film, La Traversée, made in collaboration with Marie Desplechin.
Narimane Mari created Centrale Electrique in Paris in 2006 and Allers Retours Films in Algiers in 2010 to produce films by directors and artists concerned with contemporary History, but also since 2013 she produces her own films. Her works, without ever being anchored in a genre category: documentary, fiction or experimental are presented, among others, in Locarno, FID Marseille, TFF Toronto, NYFF, Mostra de Sao Paulo or Mar del Plata, Viennale etc… But also screened or installed at Documenta 14, Centre Pompidou Paris, MoMA, Reina Sofia, Louisiana, Biennale of Shanghai… She directed Prologue and Loubia Hamra 2013, her first feature film of fiction. She produced Round About In My Head (2015) by Hassen Ferhani. She created the installation La Vie Courante (2016) for Centre Pompidou Hors Pistes and produced Atlal of Djamel Kerkar. Le Fort Des Fous (2017) her second feature film was presented at Documenta 14 as an installation. In 2019 she produced Hassen Ferhani’s new film 143 Sahara Street, which had its world premiere in Locarno, developed in 2020 Djamel Kerkar next film Fireflies In The Dark Of Time and directed Holy Days National Centre For Visual Arts Award FID. Today, she’s editing her next film We Had The DAY Bonsoir.
Bárbara Wagner was born in Brasília in 1980. Her photographic practice is centered on the ‘popular body’ and its strategies of visibility and subversion between the fields of pop culture and tradition.
Wagner has been working in collaboration with artist Benjamin de Burca (Munich, 1975) since 2011. Together, the duo has shown in exhibitions, biennials, and film festivals, including: the 33rd, 35th Panorama de Arte Brasileira; the 67th, 68th, 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Germany); and the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland). In 2019 they represented Brazil at the 58th Venice Biennial. Commissioned by Manifesta 13, Marseille, and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, One Hundred Steps was released in 2020 marking the duo’s eighth audio-visual collaboration.
Their work can be found in collections such as: The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, USA, Kadist Art Foundation, France, São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM), São Paulo, Brazil, the Pérez Art Museum, USA, and the Arts Council of Ireland, among others.