Artist Talk! Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados!

December 8, 2023 5:30 PM–6:30 PM

4919 Frew St
College of Fine Arts Room 111
Pittsburgh PA 15213

Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados

Join us in the STUDIO on Friday December 8th at 5:30 PM for a special artist lecture from longtime film collaborators Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados who are in Pittsburgh for screenings of 100 Ways to Cross the Border (2022) and Borderhole (2017), December 9th at 3PM in the Carnegie Museum of Art.


Amber Bemak, currently living in Northampton Massachusetts, is a filmmaker, artist and educator. Her work is based in experimental and documentary film. For the past two decades, she has been engaged in a multi-layered exploration of performance and film which uses the body as a sight for socio-political inquiry, engages with text, language, and translation to open up discourse around deeply embedded colonization narratives, and commits to linking the intimate and personal with larger institutional structures. Her work draws from cinematic practice, pedagogy around ethics of representation, queer theory and lived experience, a deep commitment to a global perspective, and Buddhist philosophical frameworks and cultures.

Nadia Granados is a prominent contemporary artist in the Latin American performance / activism scene. Their artistic practice questions the manipulation strategies behind mass media systems of representation, in turn launching a direct critique at those symbolic power structures through their music, performance, and multimedia works.