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Jessica Mitrani & Rossy de Palma • Traveling Lady

World Premiere

Fri & Sat, Oct 10 & 11
at 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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FIAF Florence Gould Hall
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New York, NY 10022


Colombian-born, New York-based visual artist Jessica Mitrani conjures the daring spirit of Nellie Bly, the 19th-century American journalist who circled the globe in 72 days carrying little more than the clothes on her back. Spanish actress Rossy de Palma—best known as Pedro Almodóvar's muse—plays many roles in this multimedia adventure that explores and explodes feminine archetypes and stereotypes.

About the Artists

Jessica Mitrani

Jessica Mitrani is a Colombian-born, New York-based artist whose work span performance, sculpture, film, and video. Employing narrative, humor, and psychoanalytic tropes, she investigates how the social and aesthetic construction of femininity shapes identities. Mitrani’s work has been exhibited at the Jeu de Paume Paris, Museum of Modern Art Bogotá, MACRO Museum Rome, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and White Columns in New York among numerous other venues. Her films have been screened in film festivals such as the Oberhausen Short Film Festival in Germany, and Hors Pistes Festival at Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2012, Mitrani’s video Headpieces for Peace won the Grand Prix at the ASVOFF5 Festival, at Centre Pompidou. Headpieces for Peace was reimagined as installation in FIAF’s Gallery in winter of 2014.


Rossy de Palma

Rossy de Palma (b. 1964) is a Spanish actress known for her starring roles in some of Pedro Almodovar’s most iconic films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Kika,and Broken Embraces. She has also been the muse for top fashion designers Jean Paul Gautier and Thierry Mugler, and is a celebrated visual artist in her own right.In 2013, she was awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

Co-presented with the Hermès Foundation’s (Fondation d’entreprise Hermès) New Settings Program

Image: Traveling Lady © Jessica Mitrani, Jessica Mitrani © Britt Kubat, Rossy de Palma © OTOMURO

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