The members of the jury AVIFF Cannes 'Art Film Festival' 2021
Camilo Racana, President of the Jury:
Camilo Racana lives and works in Paris.
Master 2 Plastic Arts and Art Sciences. Saint-Charles Center. University Paris 1. Panthéon Sorbonne.
His artistic career covers the sectors: curator (fine arts, contemporary art, cultural heritage, photography, video-art, instrumental, lyrical, contemporary, popular, noise) producer-creator-organizer of cultural events: Festivals (Festival of Lutèce [Champs de Mars, Arènes de Lutèce, Paris]; Festival de Musica Sagrada, Popayan, Colombia; AVIFF Carte Blanche Marrakech, 2010 and Cannes 2011), concerts (Eglise du Val de Grâce; Salle Pleyel; Balajo, Paris), exhibitions (Hôtel de la Monnaie, Paris; XIII Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz, CCR, Buenos Aires; Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest and Paris; Paris Photo 2004 and 2011; Galeria, Embassy of Paris and in private art galleries from Paris, Monaco, Milan, Geneva); TV shows (“Musique au Coeur de la Colombie”: Eve Ruggieri); artistic director (institutions, foundations, cultural associations); designer and organizer of conferences (“Culture, Language and Heritage”, Unesco and Salle de Commissions, Sorbonne,…); lecturer (Frida Kahlo / Leo Matiz, House of Latin America, Paris and FNAC, Milan. "Bienheureux Valerica / Nicu Ilfoveanu", ICR, Paris. "Yevgeniy Pavlov's Violin in Paris", Kharkiv Photo Forum, Ukraine); theater director (Buenos Aires, London Festival Fringe, Festival Off Avignon, Cantier Internazionale d'Arte, Montepulciano, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh ...); playwright and adapter (theater and opera); art essayist ("Jean Hucleux", "Le Gisant Doré / Christian Paraschiv", "Frida Kahlo seen by Leo Matiz", etc.); manager of artists' funds; artistic advisor; master of theater training courses (Buenos Aires, Paris, England, University of Sussex, Brighton).
Countries in which his work has been presented: France, England, Scotland, Italy, Monaco, Colombia, Switzerland, Argentina ...
Throughout his artistic career he approaches creation as a unique space highlighting the revelation of the gesture specific to the work and to the image.
Margot Le Peltier, Jury Member:
Margot Le Peltier works as cultural event coordinator for Institut Français de Bilbao. Spain
She has been working for the french cultural network since 2014 in Alliances Françaises and Institut Français in Chile and Spain.
She worked with various film Festivals including the International Festival of Young Directors of Granada, Mirando Nosotras, Caostica (international festival of short films and music video) and ZINEBI (international festival of documentary and short film).
Sergey Bratkov, Jury Member:
Born in 1960 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Graduated Repin Art College, Kharkov, Ukraine,1978;PolytechnicalAcademy,Kharkov,Ukraine,1983.
In 1994 organized "Fast reaction group" with Boris Michailov, Sergei Salonsky and Victoria Michailova. In 2010 took the first prize of the 5th Annual All-Russian Awards in the field of contemporary visual art "Innovation" Since 2000 lives and works in Moscow, Russia. His projects have been in solo exhibitions at REGINA Gallery, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine; Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany; Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium; S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum for Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Gateshead, UK; Fotomuseum. Winterthur, Switzerland; Canal de Isabel II. Madrid, Spain; Deichtor Hallen. Aktuelle Kunst Haus der Photographie. Hamburg, Germany.
The artist has also participated in group exhibitions, including National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Center for Contemporary Culture GARAGE, M’ARS Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia; Fondazione Sandretto
Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia; Sem-Art Gallery, Monaco; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Centre for Contemporary Art ‘Ujazdowski Castle’ Warsaw, Poland; CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland and at the biennials in Venice, San Paolo, Moscow and Rauma; Manifesta5, San Sebastian, Spain.
Marc Mercier, Jury Member:
Marc Mercier is artistic director of the "Les Instants Vidéo" festival based at the "Friche la Belle de Mai" in Marseille: www.instantsvideo.com.
The association which also co-founded video art festivals in Palestine, Morocco, Egypt, Syria ...
He is also a director and critic notably for the cinema review 24 images.
Antonio Manfredi, Jury Member:
Antonio Manfredi was born in Casoria – Naples
Artist (Photographer, sculptor, video artist) and Art Director of CAM Museum in Naples, Italy. He exhibited his works in the most important cities worldwide.
He is been doing more than 300 collective and personal exhibitions. His monumental works in marble, iron and wood are present in China, Korea, Japan, Egypt, Europe, Russia and US.
In 2007 he was chosen by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs to realize a sculpture commemorating the Italian-American victims of the Twin Towers slaughter in New York.
He works with prestigious private galleries in Italy and overseas.
As curator he realized several international exhibition projects in cooperation with important international public and private bodies, He founded and directed since 2004 the CAM Museum.
Among the most important public exhibitions in recent years: Ethnographic Russian Museum of Saint Petersburg in Russia, Vatican City, Royal Palace of Caserta, Contemporary Art Gorenjski Muzej, Kranji, Slovenija, 54° Venice Biennale, dOCUMENTA(13) Kassel, Germany, NI National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopje, special guest artist in Salon d'Automne de Paris.
Some of the most important national and international newspapers wrote about his performances, such as: Le Monde, BBC, CNN, Pravda, Liberation, El Paìs, Spigel, The Economist, La Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Corriere della Sera, The Guardian, ARTINFO, The Telegraph, ABC Culture, CBN, The Independent, China Daily, The Korea Herald, Le Figaro, Le Devoir, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Le Point, Le Temps Culture, AFP Culture, La Nacion, Krone, The Gazette, Der Tagesspiegel, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, etc.....