SARAH MINTER

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(b. Puebla, 1953, d. Mexico City, 2016) was a pioneering filmmaker and video artist who blurred the lines between documentary and fiction. Her early work explored Mexico’s punk and youth subcultures through experimental narrative form, and her practice developed in later years to video installation. She began her career with the production of 16mm films, some highlights of which are San Frenesí (1983), Nadie es inocente (1987) and Alma Punk (1991-1992). Beginning in the 1990s, she led workshops at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, known as "La Esmeralda." She was also a  member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Fonca). Minter’s work has been exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Germany, Spain, and France. In 2015, the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo organized her first retrospective, titled Ojo de rotación: Sarah Minter, imágenes en movimiento (1981-2015) (Rotating Eye: Sarah Minter, imaged in movement (1981-2015). Other exhibitions include Háblame de Amor 2.0 (Tell Me About Love 2.0), Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (2010).

Tags: filmmaker, documentarysubcultures