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Pardo, Elena

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Elena Pardo

She studied communication at the Iberoamerican University (UIA), Mexico City, and specialized in contemporary art at the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO) and at the La Curtiduría Contemporary Space for the Arts, Oaxaca. She received a scholarship from the Alfredo Harp Helú (FAHH) Foundation, Oaxaca, to attend the Clinics for Specialization in Contemporary Art in Oaxaca (CEACO). She also received a grant in 2013 for her project “Vistas oaxaqueñas” from the Program for the Artistic and Cultural Enrichment of Citizen Initiatives of the Secretary of Culture and the Arts of Oaxaca (SECULTA) and the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Mexico. She has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). At the 2nd FICM, she competed with her documentary feature El rey de los coleaderos (2004), co-directed with Héctor Hernández Gutiérrez, for which she won a grant from the Promotion Program and Cultural Co-Investments of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), Mexico, and the Emerging Directors Award at the 12th San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), California. She won First Prize in the 3rd Experimental Video Competition, Baja California, Mexico, for her animated short film Juquilita (2004), which is part of the compilation of experimental cinema “Cine a contracorriente: Latinoamérica y España”, conducted by the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). She participated with her documentary short film Mi barrio (2009) in the 7th FICM, in the section “Cinema Without Borders,” and the 2nd Ambulante Documentary Tour, Mexico. This piece is part of filmmaker Jesse Lerner’s curatorial project, “Cine Povera”, (READY) MEDIA: Hacia una Arqueología de los Medios y la Invención en México, of the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (LAA), Mexico City.