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Cecilia Barriga

Cecilia Barriga was born in Chile. In 1977, she moved to Madrid, Spain. For the last 20 years, she has worked in different visual formats, such as film, video art, documentary, and feature film. She has a master's degree in Films & Video Production from Spanish University (Universidad Complutense de Madrid,1984).She worked as an independent filmmaker and independent video maker for many different media: Channel Plus, Spanish Television, Barcelona, DVCTV, New York, etc. She has worked on numerous projects in Spain and Latin America, where she made many documentaries, narrative films, and experimental films. Since 1994 she has been working in film and video around the world, particularly in Latin America, China and the United States.

Her most important works are: MEETING TWO QUEENS (1991), a master experimental piece shown in MOMA, New York, Whitney Museum, Reina Sofia, Guggenheim Museum, and also in many universities around the world; and TIME'S UP! (2001), a feature film with commercial releases in Paris, Madrid, and many festivals, including San Sebastian International Film festival. Among her recent works are EL CAMINO DE MOISES (2005), a documentary which was a remarkable success on Spanish television; THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE (2006), was shown in the most important art museums in Spain. (07/12)


Meeting of Two Queens
A film by Cecilia Barriga, 1991, 14 min., Color

In this witty, luminous tape Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich star in the roles of their livesócast as lovers by Chilean video artist Barriga. Queen C...



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