Lorena Barrera Enciso
Visual Arts Residency

Lorena Barrera Enciso is a Mexican filmmaker, painter, and performance artist. In her work, she uses her experience as a body with many homes to explore the sense of longing that is inarticulate and without language. The objects and images created in these explorations become the result of frustrated attempts at intimacy. Barrera Enciso grew up in Mexico and Switzerland and immigrated to the US when she was 18. She obtained her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Barrera Enciso has exhibited her work at Chicago Filmmakers, Onion City Film Festival, and Gene Siskel Film Center, all in Chicago, IL, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA.