Ana Dévora is a Visual Artist and DoP, born and raised in Madrid, Spain.
Ms. Dévora earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Photography and Painting from the University Complutense of Madrid, a Master Degree in Cinematography at Shot Academy in Rome (I), and post-graduate in Expanded Cinematography by the Global Cinematography Institute in Los Angeles (US).
Ana Dévora while in Fine Arts studies, she began working as personal artist assistant for the renowned international Visual artist and filmaker Marinella Senatore.
At the same time Dévora worked doing the video and photographic documentation for important and recognized institutions, galleries, art fairs and museums, such as MAAS (NY), Matadero de Madrid (E), MAXXI Museum (Rome-I), Museo Riso (Palermo-I), Umberto di Marino Gallery (Naples-I), Exelettrofonica (Rome-I) among others, and she worked in collaboration with artists and directors such as Pietro Ruffo, Laura Lona, Richard Garet, Maria Evelia Marmolejo, Nazir Ahmad Hausawa, Nicola Stefano Zurlo, Z’EV, Pickthorn to name a few.
She continue to shot narrative, and documentary films as cinematographer and director while develop her own and personal career as a visual artist.
She works with a variety of mediums such as Painting, Photography, Video or Installations depending on the requirements of each project
Her Visual Art Work has been exhibited in renowned museums and exhibition halls among which include: Museum La Neomudejar, (Madrid), Conde Duque (Madrid), Zapadores Ciudad del Arte (Madrid), White Box NY, La Casa Encendida (Madrid), LACDA (LA), LIFE FRAMER, Officine Fotografiche Rome (I).
Her film work has been recognized by major film festivals like Cannes 2011, International Video Art Festival in Ferrara, Italy, The Milano Film Festival, IVAHM’17, InShadow’17 Lisbon … among others.
Ana Dévora aims to illustrate how reality changes depending on an individual s geographical background and social point of view, in contrast with what is shown to us as everyday reality, whether that might be through private life or through the media. Her aim is to expose everything that the human eye does not normally see, everything that is hidden in each individual, and is never shown or observed, going against everything that we know and everything we are led to believe, a reality that in a certain way, is interpreted in a very objective way which can either seem real or pretend to be real.
The main point to bear in mind for the artist is the interaction between people from both outside and inside the local community, researching concepts surrounding the absence of communication, she means all that is hidden in the process of the relationship between others. The different points of view that each person has in psychological or geographical terms.
Her projects revolve around a psychological open debate which invites the individual to reflect and consider the communication, or indeed lack of communication that exists between individuals.
She works with video and photography as well as painting and installations.