Malina Chavez

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MFA|EDA, 2nd Year Candidate
Artist in Residence, PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

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Malina Chavez is a photographer and filmmaker who works on projects about connectedness, loss, permeability of identity, and personal desires in a world full of mediated social programming. Her interests lie in exploring the possibility of the knowledge of self and others by examining historical and current media as a social construct.

Currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in Duke University’s MFA program in Experimental and Documentary Arts, Malina graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Photography from Middle Tennessee State University. She is a web and multimedia assistant at the Center for Documentary Studies and an Artist in Residence in Duke’s PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge.

She recently received the 2013 Society for Photographic Education Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce. She has worked in restoration, historic processes, street photography, photojournalism, and iPhone and digital photographic arts as well as experimental video and film. Her work has been shown at Filter Photo’s Archetype Drift, the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Kiernan Gallery, and the Chianciano Art Museum in Italy.

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