Chiara Faggionato – AJAW Q’IJ, 14:30, 2021




The Council of Nicaea (325 AD) declared that the Christian Easter would be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of spring. Spring begins between the 20th and the 21st of March, coinciding with the astronomical Equinox.
Thus, in Guatemala, two festivities of two different cultures and spiritualities are celebrated at the same time.



Chiara Faggionato (she/her) is an Italian visual artist, photographer and filmmaker currently living in Berlin, where she attends the MFA at the Art in Context Institute at the UdK – Universität der Künste.
Her visual projects are based on transdisciplinary participatory research and reflect on anthropic changes in our society and their consequences. In particular on the separation between humans and nature – culture and nature, as a result of the western colonial capitalist society. Ancestral spiritualities and ancient mythologies appear in her research and works as alternatives to the anthropocentric catholic religion in which she grew up.
Her main artistic medium is video at the intersection and in the nuances between film, documentary and video art, but her projects also include installations in public space and digital space. Her works have won several awards and she collaborates as a photographer and filmmaker with institutions and festivals.