Andréa Monteiro (she/her) is a Brazilian-Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. As an interdisciplinary artist, her creative expressions weave through activism, filmmaking and academia. She has over two decades of community leadership and engagement through the non-profit sector in Brazil and Canada and fifteen years between nursing research, education and palliative clinical care.
Andréa holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Victoria (2018) and has social justice issues at the center of her scholarship and filmmaking. The artist’s short documentary Ô Criatura: Navigating (dis)location screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Oaxaca FilmFest (Mexico), and the Toronto Queer Film Festival. Andréa currently holds a Research Associate position at the University of British Columbia | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Traditional Territory.
The Changing Face of Place: The Mattering Map Revisited (2019/2020) [Urban screening]. Vancouver BC: grunt gallery.
Ô Criatura: Navigating (dis)location (2019) [Short documentary], Vancouver BC.
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During this residency, the 12 catalyst artists, who are active in the arts sector in Canada and internationally, will collaboratively reflect on how art can help us to “stay with the trouble” and face the complexities of our current times: to not turn our back to the turmoil of difficult things, while remaining grounded and attentive to what it means to be human within a wider web of relations.
Drawing from their multi-disciplinary practices which include theatre, puppetry, dance, music, clowning and visual arts, the artists are working on how to activate different modes of feeling, thinking, relating and acting as forces of social change that may open up not-yet-imaginable possibilities for co-existence in the future.