Monica Victoria is a multidisciplinary artist and activist from Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal), Kanien’kehá:ka Haudenosaunee unceded territory. She graduated with Honours in Cinema- Video Communications from Dawson College in 2013 and received her Specialization BFA with Distinction in the highly competitive Film Production program from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in 2017, for which she was awarded a scholarship from the René Malo Foundation for ‘Excellence in the Experimental Form’. Her film, Dissociation, won ‘Best Sound Design’ at the Concordia Film Festival Awards. Her work has been shown at the V.A.V. Gallery, the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Casa Del Popolo, Coop La Maison Verte, Hive Café Solidarity Cooperative and SOUNDCENTRAL.
Monica’s mostly non-fiction work combines documentary and experimental forms. Using still and moving images to explore personal and socio-political subjects, she portrays topics such as mental health, trauma, gender and sexuality in an honest, unflinching way. Her projects are intrinsically linked to her staunch belief in anti-oppression, community and representation, as well as the sharing of skills and information, specially through an artistic lens. Her involvement extends to Dans La Rue (helping homeless and at-risk youth), the Hive Solidarity Cooperative Gallery Committee, and radical sobriety/ harm reduction/ addiction support.
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