IMG_5911-Edit.jpgphoto: Carlos Cruz

i am an artist and arts administrator whose creative practice melds dream work, written word, embodied movement, video poetry, and analog photography. i’m interested in the ways we relate to ourselves, each other, our surroundings, the unknown, and the new meanings that are made in spaces where artistic mediums meet.

in community, i craft collective experiences that elevate the work of storytellers, artists, and activists using moving image media and contemporary performing arts to cultivate intimacy and incite connection through creative expression.

i have curated and produced cultural festivals, museum programs, and intimate creative salons in Seattle, Istanbul, and Barcelona and serve as the Artistic Director at Northwest Film Forum, an independent film and arts center.

at NWFF, i co-curate year-round programming, including ByDesign Festival, Cadence: Video Poetry Festival (the only video poetry festival in the PNW!), and Local Sightings Film Festival. i also have the honor of guest curating for Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival VI, a long form inquiry into Durational Performance as a means to support methods of staying alive in our present times.