Celia Vara

Feminist Media Studio - Concordia University (Canada)
Participates in 2 items

Celia Vara holds a Ph.D. in Communication (2019) at Concordia University (Quebec, Canada). She is a psychologist and has been working since 1998 in a pioneering research and treatment centre on gender violence. She has participated in numerous researches and projects on feminism and art in Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. Her master thesis (“Feminist Video Art in the 70’s in Spain”) won in 2015 the 1st Prize-Award in Gender and Research by Jaume I University in Spain. She is a visual artist and curator and has had numerous residencies and individual and collective exhibitions in Dominican Republic, Canada, Cuba and Spain. Her writings and media work have appeared in Journal feralfeminisms, Institute for Women and Art Directory-Rutgers University, Feminizine, Mc Graw Hill, Arte y Políticas de Identidad (https://doi.org/10.6018/reapi.416741 ) and Performance Research (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis).

Her research interests include performance, contemporary art, experimental and social movement media from a feminist perspective. Her doctoral thesis draws from kinesthetic experience to explore performance as a possibility for self-exploration and feminist liberation contributing to the understanding of performance and body art outside of the American feminist context and implementing a creative and feminist embodied methodology (Fina Miralles’ Relacions: Kinesthetic Knowledge and Corporeal Agency, 2019). https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/984673/.

Celia’s research interests are implementing research-creation methodologies drawing from kinesthetia to explore performance and corporeal movement/stillness as a possibility for self-exploration and feminist intervention.

Contact: celiavara@gmail.com

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Sessions in which Celia Vara participates

Friday 7 May, 2021

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12:00
12:00
  • Artist Talk
  • 12:00 - 13:30  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Talk
    Artist Talk

Sunday 9 May, 2021

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13:30
13:30
  • Session 4.3.4: WORKSHOP: Body of researcher
  • Signup required
  • 13:30 - 15:00  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Workshop
    WORKSHOP: Body of researcher

Sessions in which Celia Vara attends

Thursday 6 May, 2021

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9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
13:30
13:30
Ellen Lupton
Keynote speaker
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsoni...
David Howes
Moderator
concordia university
Professor, Sociology and...
15:30
15:30
17:00
17:00

Friday 7 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00
9:30
9:30
13:30
13:30
Jordan LeBel
Moderator
concordia university
15:30
15:30
17:00
17:00

Saturday 8 May, 2021

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9:00
9:00
9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
  • Session 3.2.4: WORKSHOP: Self-Documenting Life
  • Signup required
  • 11:30 - 13:00  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Workshop
    WORKSHOP: Self-Documenting Life
13:30
13:30
Diane Roberts
Speaker
Concordia - HUMA program
PhD Candidate
David Howes
Moderator
concordia university
Professor, Sociology and...
15:30
15:30
17:00
17:00

Sunday 9 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00
9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
15:30
15:30
  • Session 4.4.4: WORKSHOP: Sound of Touch
  • Signup required
  • 15:30 - 17:00  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Talk
    WORKSHOP: Sound of Touch
17:00
17:00
17:30
17:30