Interview: Fina Ferrara
Luca Curci talks with Fina Ferrara during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 – THE SECRET GARDEN, at Misericordia Archives.
Fina Ferrara is a Mexican performer and video artist. She has been invited to perform in MARCO Contemporary Art Museum, MUNE Museum, EL CENTENARIO Museum, and FAMA Contemporary Art Fair in Monterrey, Mexico. The photographic registry of her performances has been exhibited in ART3F International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris and Monaco, Marbella Contemporary Art Show, Gaudi Gallery Madrid, Spain and Puerta Rosa Museum in Mexico. Her video art pieces have been part of the London Contemporary Art Fair, Bogota Experimental Film Festival Colombia, Fringe Arts Festival Philadelphia, NoNation ArtLab Chicago, FIVA Almagro Spain, VIDEOBARDO Argentina, M.A.D.S. Gallery in Milan, Italy, and Agite y Sirva Touring Festival presenting in Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Puebla, Mexico, and in Paris, France. She has been awarded this year the Power of Creativity Art Prize by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. Fina’s work is a dance between action and poetry. Her work has the peculiarity of transporting the audience into those uncomfortable places that induce questioning social structures and standards, as well as the senseless suffering of human existence.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Fina Ferrara – I am a professional ballet and contemporary dancer. I started dancing professionally at the age of 10. During my pregnancy, around my late 20s, I started working with video art. After my son was born, my life changed. The need for creation and movement lead me organically and unannounced into the path of performance.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
FF – “La Silla Incómoda” is the next performance I am working on; it will premiere on February 2022 in Mexico City. Simultaneously, I find myself creating a performative process art piece with recycled material.
LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
FF – As an artist, creating art gives me purpose and emotional stability. In its nature, art evokes human growth and evolution.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your videos and performances?
FF – Arranging the elements into a perfect composition.
LC – Do you use art to express something in particular?
FF – Of course. I enjoy inducing the viewer into questioning social structures and standards. I place myself in the front and dig into my emotions to create a statement.
LC – Is it your medium of expression?
FF – In a civilized world, I use words to express myself. Performance allows me to overcome inner challenges in an uncivilized scheme. It is amusing and cathartic.
LC – How did the concept of this exhibition inspire you? Can you explain something about the video you show in our exhibition?
FF – “ANISOMICINA” was first thought as a performance, it was to be presented at the Time Out Performance Festival in Mexico, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed. After a year, the festival decided to go virtual, so the previously selected artists were to transform their pieces into a video. I wouldn’t have done it differently. “ANISOMICINA” video art is the strenuous journey for liberation from traumatic events. We all carry our luggage of experiences, yet some of those are better left behind.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
FF – Of course!
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
FF – It is a growing art platform happening altogether in different parts of the world. A great opportunity to see and to be seen.
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
FF – What about selling the artwork and sponsoring artists to present their work and travel to the assigned Art Fair? That would be amazing!