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Fabiola Carranza



Fabiola Carranza examines visual, cultural and personal phenomena through text and video work. She obtained an MFA from University of British Columbia and a BFA from Emily Carr University, both in Vancouver, Canada.

As part of her PhD Carranza is at work on a Spanish translation of some of the essays from Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Dissintegration by David Wojnarowicz. Her ongoing research interests include: artificial darkness and opacity, psychic and social incoherence (or negativity) in approaches to art and the use of anonymity as a means to critique late capitalist subjectivities.

Carranza's writing has appeared in The Capilano Review, Charcuterie, and c magazine. Recent solo exhibitions include, The Mexican Husband (Deslave, Tijuana,México, 2018), Aedes Hallucinates in the Jungle (Malaspina, Vancouver, 2016) and Apocalypse at Solentiname (Hardscrabble, Vancouver, 2012). Carranza has participated in group exhibitions at Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), The National Gallery of Costa Rica (San José), the Contemporary Art Gallery, 221A, Artspeak and Access in Vancouver. Her work was been generously supported through residencies at Plug-In (Winnipeg) Hospitalfield (Arbroath), SOMA (México City), Dos Mares (Marseille) and at The Banff Centre for the Arts in (Alberta) and through awards from the British Columbia Arts Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her first public art commission, Seven Signs, was on view at Waterfront Park in Seattle in 2016.