Malena Szlam (Chile) is an artist filmmaker based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Her films, performances and installations examine the relations between cinematic practice, embodiment, temporality, and perception. Engaging the affective dimensions of analogue processes, Szlam’s work gives material form to kinetic and lyrical approximations of the natural world.
Szlam’s work has been showcased at leading festivals including Wavelengths at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New Directors/New Films Festival, Media City Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and CPH:DOX. Her latest film, ALTIPLANO received numerous awards, including 25 FPS’s Grand Prix, Melbourne International Film Festival’s Best Experimental Short Film, and TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten 2018.
Recently, INFRA— a retrospective of her work was presented at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art in Montreal. Other international group exhibitions include Time Machine, Palazzo del Governatore (Italy); Expanded Plus, Factory of Contemporary Arts Palbok (South Korea); and The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark).