Laura Huertas Millán

Born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1983.
Lives and works in France since 2001.

Education
2017 PhD, ENS rue d’Ulm, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France (SACRe program).
2014 Visiting fellow, Sensory ethnography lab, Harvard University, US.
2012 Master, cinema & contemporary art, Le Fresnoy (Jury honours), Tourcoing, France.
2009 MFA (jury honours), Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.

Prices, grants & residencies
2018
Emerging Artist Grant, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, US.
 
2017
Grand Prix, Biennale de la Jeune Création, Montrouge, FR.
Hauts-de-Seine Prize, Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, FR.
Best short film, Fronteira Film Festival, Goiânia, BR.
Best Film, National Competition, MIDBO, Bogotá, CO.
2016
Honorable mention, Grand Prix international competition,Doclisboa, PO.
Honorable mention, Grand Prix French competition, FIDMarseille, FR. 
Production grant, Film Study Center, Harvard University, US. 
Post-production grant, cinéma 93-CNC, FR.
Nominee, Rolex Mentor and Protégé initiative (Cinema), US.
2015
Art production Residency, Fundación Arquetopia, Puebla & Oaxaca, MX.
Research Grant, PSL, Paris Sciences et Lettres University, FR.
Development Grant, Fondo cinematográfico Colombia, CO.
Production Grant, Film Study Center, Harvard University, US. 
Nominee, Rolex Mentor and Protégé initiative (Arts), US. 
2014
Honourable mention, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires, AR.
Research Grant, PSL, Paris Sciences et Lettres University, FR.
Production Grant, Film Study Center, Harvard University, US. 
Production Grant, Mairie de Paris, FR.
2013
Arquetopia Resartis Prize, Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, BR.
Production Grant, Fondo cinematográfico Colombia, CO.
2010
Video Prize, ENSBA Foundation, Paris, FR.
Production Grant, Mairie de Paris, FR.
2006
Collin-Lefranc Fellowship, ENSBA, Paris, FR. 

2018
the spring song. le chant du printemps. Maison des Arts de Malakoff, FR.
2016
Ficción etnográfica. Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, CO.
Disappearing operations. Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, ENSBA, Paris, FR.
2015
Apocalípticos e integrados. Metales pesados, Santiago de Chile, CL.

2013
T/R/OPIQUE. Musée château d’Annecy, Annecy, FR.
Aequador, Ici, Là-bas et Lisboa (duo). Villa Arson, Nice, FR.
2011
Lógicas del fragmento. Alianza Francesa, Bogota, CO.
Solo exhibitions

2018
Conversations at the Edge, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US.
2017
Films by Laura Huertas Millán, TIFF Lightbox, Toronto, CA.
Flaherty Seminar, featured artistNew York, US.
Sol Negro. Saison Vidéo, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, FR. 
Colonial Crimes Scenes (duo screening). UnionDocs, New York, US.
2015
Cannibale, Le musée anthropophage. Musée de la Nature et de la Chasse, Paris, FR.
Lugares : Laura Huertas Millán. Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, AR.
2014
Laura Huertas Millán, expanded cinema cycle. Lugar a Dudas, Cali, CO.
2013
Focus Laura Huertas Millán. Saison vidéo, ESAAT, Roubaix, FR.
Retrospectives & filmmaker in focus

Group exhibitions
2018
These hands, Western Front, Vancouver, CA.
Nuevos Nombres, Banco de la República, Bogota, CO.
A Decolonial Atlas, Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, US.
2017
Medellin, une histoire colombienne. Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, FR.
Working from the future past, Seoul Art Museum (SEMA), Séoul, KR. 
A Decolonial Atlas. Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, US.
Salon de Montrouge. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, FR.
A quoi rêvent les forêts ? Galerie des Filles du Calvaire, Paris, FR.
Biennale de la Jeune Création. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, FR. 

2016
Entre Caníbales. Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, CO.
Meeting points. La Loge, Bruxelles, BE.
A Decolonial Atlas. Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, Puerto Vallarta, MX.
2015
A Decolonial Atlas. Off Biennale Cairo, Cairo, EG.
Post-Exotism. Newhaven Fort, diep~haven Festival, Newhaven, UK.
Sin querer saberlo. El Parqueadero, Banco de la República, Bogota, CO.
Le Fresnoy, Mémoires de l’Imagination (BnF). Paris, FR.
2014
Biennale de l’image en mouvement. Buenos Aires, AR.
Videobrasil winning works on Tour. Sesc Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, BR.
Videobrasil winning works on Tour. Sesc Campinas, Sao Paulo, BR.
2013
Videobrasil. Sesc Sao Paulo, BR. 
Universo vídeo I. Laboral, Gijón, ES.
Universo vídeo II. Laboral, Gijón, ES.

2012
Le Printemps de Septembre. ISDAT, Toulouse, FR.
Panorama 14, ÉLASTICITÉS. Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, FR.
2011
Place! Galerie municipale Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, FR.
Panorama 13. Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, FR.
2010
Anthropofolies. Galerie Montgrand, Marseille, FR.
Mouvement des atomes, mobilité des formes. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR.

2017
Prospectif cinéma. Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR.
A la lisière du quotidien, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR.
The Flaherty Seminar. Washington Gallery of Art, US.
100% Docs. Forum des Images, Paris, FR.
2016
Debatable Screenings. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, US.
Friends of experimental film society. Filmbase, Dublin, IE.

2015
Futures Ruins. Cultures of Landscape. Pleasure Dome, Toronto, CA.
Corpus. Corpos. Corpses. Université NYU, New York, US.
Sin querer saberlo. El Parqueadero, Banco de la República, Bogota, CO.
VER. Espacio de Arte contemporáneo, Montevideo, UY.
VER. Museo MAR, Mar del Plata, AR.
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts. Ruangrupa Jakarta, ID.
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts. Espacio oculto, Madrid, ES.
2014
Tropical Uncanny. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US.
2013
Der Geitelte Himmel. AwZ, Vienna, AT.
Group screenings

Cinema festivals
2018
Cinéma du réel, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR. 

2017
Toronto International Film Festival (Wavelengths), CA.
Doclisboa, Lisboa, PO.
Antofadocs, Compétition New Visions, Antofagasta, CL.
Festival de Nuevo cine de La Habana, La Havane, CU.
Muestra Internacional de Documental de Bogota (Best film, national competition), CO.
Fronteira Film Festival (Best short film prize) Goiânia, BR.
Neighboring scenes: New Latin American cinema. Lincoln Center, New York, US.
FICUNAM, Mexico D.F, MX.
Cartagena Film Festival, CO.
Festival EDOC, Quito, EC.
She makes noise, Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES.
Bogota Film Festival (short films competition), CO.
2016
FIDMarseille, French competition (Honourable mention, Grand Prix), FR.
DocLisboa, international competition (Honourable mention, Grand Prix), PO.
Winterthur Short Film Festival, CH.
Torino Film Festival, documentary competition, Torino, IT.
Festival de Gijón, FICXLAB, Gijón, ES.
2013
L'Alternativa, Barcelona´s Independent cinema festival, ES.
Curtas Vila do Conde, experimental competition, Vila do Conde, PO.
Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin,DE.
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, FI.
FICUNAM, Mexico D.F, MX.
Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, CA.
Bandits-mages, compétition Panorama, Bourges, FR.
2012
FIDMarseille, Marseille, FR.
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR.
25 FPS, compétition internationales, Zagreb, HR.
2011
Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, sélection documentaire, Paris, FR.
Saison Vidéo # 31, programme Can you hear me? Roubaix,  FR.
2010
FIDMarseille, Marseille, FR.

Teaching & lectures
2018
Invited artist, Visual Anthropology Seminar, Collège de France, paris, FR.
Invited artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US.

2017
Teacher, cinema workshop, La Fabrique du Regard, LE BAL, Paris, FR.
Teacher, Arché documentary development workshop, Doclisboa, PO.
Featured artist, the Flaherty Seminar, Colgate University, New York, US.
Invited artist, Public program A hard White Body, Bétonsalon, Paris, FR.
Lecture, The theory of leaves, EMMA, Ancona, IT.
2016
Teacher, cinema workshop, Lugar a Dudas, Cali, CO.
Invited artist, Ecole nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy, FR.
Lecture, Unsettled Landscapes seminar, Pitzer College, Claremont, US.

2015
Teacher, cinema workshop, Bachillerato 5 de Mayo, Puebla, MX.
Lecture, “Addict d´Avital Ronell”, Laboratoires d´Aubervilliers, FR.
Lecture, Unitec, Bogotá, CO.
2013
Lecture, Marta Traba seminar, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, CO.
Lecture, “L’oeil automate”, Galerie la Box, Bourges, FR.
Invited artist, Michel Weemans seminar, ENSA Bourges,FR.
2012
Teacher, cinema workshop, Université Catholique de Lille, FR.
Invited artist, Céline Flécheux seminar, Paris 7, FR.
2009
Video teacher assistant, Beaux-Arts de Paris, FR.

Publications
As an author:
2017
The Liar, Permanent collection, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US.
2016
The Obsidian King, signed Pfaff Brothers, Spike art quarterly, Vienna, AT.
Celestial Bodies, on Patricio Guzmán, Terremoto magazine, terremoto.mx
Radio DUUU: Addict d´Avital Ronell, duuuradio.fr
2013
Les mythologies absentes, Les cahiers du post-diplôme, EESI, FR.
2011
De l'Amérique, ENCOURS, Les Presses du Réel, Paris, FR.
Charlie et Sabrina, qui l’eût cru, éditions du Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR.
 
Catalogues, articles, press:
2017
Film Comment, Festivals: Doclisboa 2016, by Leo Goldsmith.
Brooklyn Magazine, Is Trauma lived in solitude?, by Ela Bittencourt.
Kinoscope, Entretien avec Laura Huertas Millan, by Ela Bittencourt.
2016
Sight & Sound magazine, 5 five ghostly finds from FIDMarseille, by Michael Pattison.
Il Manifesto, Il cinema nel lato segreto della realtà, by Cristina Piccino.
Chronicart, L´impermanence des choses, by Julien Bécourt.
2014
Latinpost.com: Guggenheim Museum and Cinema Tropical Team up to Present 'Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series’ by Melissa Castellanos.
2013
Cuadernos del cine Colombiano #52, Cine Colombiano del exilio: Tres miradas al país desde afuera, by Amanda Rueda.
Le Monde, 16/06/2013: Dans les festivals et les salles de cinéma, l’émergence du cinéma colombien, by Clarisse Fabre.
Catalogue Ficunam 2013: Aequador de Laura Huertas Millán, by Maximiliano Cruz.
Slicker #6, Art Brussels 2013: Portraits d’artistes: Laura Huertas Millán, by Pascale Pronnier.
Catalogue, Tampere Film Festival 2013.
Catalogue Saison vidéo #33: Focus Laura Huertas Millán.
semiramisenbabilonia.blogspot.com, abril del 2013, Universo vídeo, Reflexionando a través de la imagen, by Semíramis González.
2012
Revista Arcadia, 14/12/12: Exiles volontaires: Laura Huertas Millán et Ana Judith Haugwitz, by Daniel Salamanca Nuñez.
Catalogue FID Marseille: Voyage en la Terre Autrement Dite by Gilles Grand.
Panorama 14, Elasticités, Les Presses du Réel: Aequador, by Anne Marquez.
Catalogue Alliance Française, Bogota: Lógicas del Fragmento, by Julien Petit.
Catalogue Saison Vidéo 2011, l’Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France.
2010
Interview with Nicolas Feodoroff, journal FIDMarseille, Sans laisser de trace, Laura Huertas Millán.
Catalogue, Beaux-Arts de Paris les éditions : Mouvement des atomes, mobilité des formes par Marc Desgrandchamps.

Ethnographic fiction series:
Le Labyrinthe (in progress), 23 mins, 2018
jeny303, 6 mins, 2018
La Libertad, 29 mins, 2017
Sol Negro (Black Sun), 43 mins, 2016

Exoticism series:
Aequador, 19 mins, 2012
Journey to a land otherwise known, 23 mins, 2011
Sans laisser de trace, 3 mins, 2009
Early films:
China Daily, 3 mins, 2008
À la dérive, 3 mins, 2008
Tierra de Mañana ( avec Simon Leibovitz), 8 mins, 2007
Aquí en dos / Ici en Deux, 35 mins, 2007
La Historia, 8 mins, 2005
Filmography