Colombian-born, New York-based
visual artist Jessica Mitrani conjures
the daring spirit of Nellie Bly, the
19th-century American journalist
who circled the globe in 72 days
carrying little more than the clothes
on her back. Spanish actress Rossy
de Palma—best known as Pedro
Almodóvar's muse—plays many
roles in this multimedia adventure
that explores and explodes feminine
archetypes and stereotypes.
Jessica Mitrani is a Colombian-born, New York-based artist whose work span performance, sculpture, film, and video. Employing narrative, humor, and psychoanalytic tropes, she investigates how the social and aesthetic construction of femininity shapes identities. Mitrani’s work has been exhibited at the Jeu de Paume Paris, Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, MACRO Museum Rome, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and White Columns in New York among numerous other venues. Her films have been screened in film festivals such as the Oberhausen Short Film Festival in Germany, and Hors Pistes Festival at Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2012, Mitrani’s video Headpieces for Peace won the Grand Prix at the ASVOFF5 Festival, at Centre Pompidou. Headpieces for Peace was reimagined as installation in FIAF’s Gallery in winter of 2014.
Rossy de Palma
Rossy de Palma (b. 1964) is a Spanish actress known for her starring roles in some of Pedro Almodovar’s most iconic films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Kika,and Broken Embraces. She has also been the muse for top fashion designers Jean Paul Gautier and Thierry Mugler, and is a celebrated visual artist in her own right.In 2013, she was awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.