Adela Goldbard is an artist and filmmaker with a research-based practice who believes in the potential of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. Her work questions the politics of memory by suspecting archaeological preservation, official history, mass media and popular culture. She dissents by making visible events that have been forgotten or erased and by ritually and allegorically obliterating social evil. Goldbard challenges traditional cinema by re-enacting history and by collectively building, staging and, importantly, destroying—always with subtle parody and dark humor. Her work melds photography, video, sculpture, text, public actions and immersive installations.
Goldbard holds an MFA as a Full Merit Fellow in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017) and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the National University of Mexico. She has been a member of the National System of Artistic Creators of Mexico since 2015. Her work has been exhibited in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Philippines, Russia, Argentina, Canada, the US and widely in Mexico. She lives and works in Providence and Mexico City.