Carla Forte

Carla Forte is a Venezuelan-born multidisciplinary artist based in Miami, Florida. Having trained initially as a dancer, she established a media-based practice incorporating dance and film. She is one of the founders of the multidisciplinary art collective Bistoury Physical Theatre and Film in Caracas, Venezuela. Her feature films Ann (2016), The Holders (2015) and Historias de la Urbe (2010) have been presented on the international film festival circuit, including Atlanta International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Festival EuroMediterraneo, Mix Mexico Film Festival, and many more. Among the dance video BIOGRAPHIES works she directed are Hurricane (2017), Staring at the ceiling (2014), Interrupta (2013), which were featured in important festivals and galleries – Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner, Cannes, France; OGA VideoArt Exhibitions, Rome, Italy; Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseilles, France; Pool Internationale TanzFilmPlattform, Berlin, Germany; and Experiments in Cinema Festival, Albuquerque, NM, to name just a few. Short film Tears (2017) aired last year on the South Florida PBS TV channel. Forte was awarded numerous grants and artistic residencies from prestigious programs around the world, such as Knight Arts Challenge, Miami (2019); En Residencia Koubek Center, MiamiDade College (2019); Kulturscio’k Live Art Collective Residency Program, Domicella, Italy (2019- 2018); FONLAD Residency Program Coimbra, Portugal (2018); TigerTail Artist AccessAward, Miami (2017). Forte was also selected for the prestigious networking platform Berlinale Talent Berlin (2017)