Paula Gaitán was born in Paris in 1954. A visual artist, photographer, poet, and filmmaker with a Visual Arts degree from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, Gaitán has been working in film since 1978, when she participated as an art director in Glauber Rocha’s The Age of the Earth. She has created several documentaries, video art, and plastic art installations for numerous collective exhibitions.
Paula’s work combines a deeply personal artistic vision with palpable reality. Her filmography consists of 9 feature length films. In 2016, the Cinematheque of Museum of Modern Art (MAM - Rio de Janeiro) presented a retrospective of her work , and Mostra Tiradentes, also in Brazil, presented a homage to her work in the 2021 edition. .
Currently lives and works in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
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