Maria Molina / Juan Garrigues

María Molina Peiró  is a Spanish filmmaker and audiovisual artist, with a background in fine arts. She works in an open format, mixing film, experimental animation and new media. Her films explores layered realities that connect humans, technology and nature. She is particularly interested in memory systems (from geology to digital memory) and the relation between cinema and science.

She has presented her work in film festivals and exhibitions internationally: International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR, Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Louvre Museum, EYE Film Museum, ISEA Korea, Indie Lisboa International Film Festival, London Science Museum, MACBA, VIS Vienna Shorts, Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei), MATADERO (Madrid), Taiwan Video Art Biennale or Goshorts, amongst many others.

Juan Garrigues is an armed conflicts mediator that has worked in NGOs, think tanks, the United Nations and the Spanish Prime Minister’s office. He has worked in many different countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Libya and Niger, and has published in numerous leading newspapers and think tanks on international relations issues. He is currently a Special Adviser at the Dialogue Advisory Group and a Senior Research Fellow Associate at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs.