26.7. — 18.8.2024

Paola Fernanda Guzmán Figueroa:
Braiding Future (2024)

Paola Fernanda Guzmán Figueroa is a Colombian/Finnish visual artist and filmmaker. She has a BA and MA degree from The University of the Arts Helsinki and a BA in Visual Arts from Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Her work is based on the narratives and the lived realities of her family members and the geographical distance among them. Paola’s art dissolves frontiers and connects the past with the present by evoking situations, stories, and bodies that are placed in constant motion and in dialogue with each other.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues and has been documented by different media. Time Travel was presented at Governors Island, New York City (2023), CICA Museum, South Korea (2022) and El Retiro Park, Madrid (2020). Mommy say something to the camera, mom! has been showcased at Doclisboa International film festival (2023) and Nanita, para siempre was exhibited at the Cultural Centre Gabriel García Márquez, Bogotá (2022) and Oodi Helsinki Central Library (2023). Paola has participated in residencies at Saari Residence, Finland, and Residency Unlimited, New York, supported by The Finnish Cultural Institute.