About Mabel Valdiviezo
I am a 21st-century artist-techno-shaman who employs the arts as a means of expression to achieve social justice for cultural, community, and gender healing. Utilizing a multidisciplinary lens, I create intimate and immersive works through film, mixed media, video, and performance, exploring themes such as transnational migration, belonging, and indigenous spirituality.
An award-winning filmmaker, I have exhibited my film and art work in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, including the Cannes Short Film showcase. I am an alumna of the Sundance Producers Conference and the NALIP Latino Producers Academy. My work has been supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, the NALIP Artist Mentorship Grant, and the CounterPulse Combustible Arts in Residency program.
As an arts educator, I co-create with immigrants, women, and seniors using the expressive arts to promote empowerment and resilience. In 2018, I was awarded a public art commission for the Precision Cancer Medicine Building with a series of paintings exploring notions of kinship and wellbeing.