Punto de Vista 2021 Winners
Hila Peleg is a curator and filmmaker. She has curated solo shows, large-scale group exhibitions and interdisciplinary cultural events, across the visual arts, film and architecture. She was co-curator of Manifesta 7 and curator of the film program at the 10th Shanghai Biennale. Between 2010 to 2014 she was the Artistic Director of the Berlin Documentary Forum, a biennial event devoted to the presentation of contemporary and historical documentary practices in an interdisciplinary context. More recently, she was the curator of documenta 14. She is also known for her documentary film work, including A Crime Against Art (2007) and Sign Space (2016), observation-based documentaries that engage with the debates that inform the institutional space of art. She is the editor of the book Documentary Across Disciplines, and currently works as a curator at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin.
Simon Field was Director of Cinema at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), in London, from 1988 until 1996 when he became Director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) until 2004. On leaving Rotterdam he joined Keith Griffiths’ UK-based Illuminations Films to co-produce films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tsai Ming-liang, Paz Encina and others for Peter Sellars’ New Crowned Hope Festival. Since then, he has worked primarily with Apichatpong. They produced his Palme d’Or winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) and the related multi-screen installation Primitive (2009), as well as the film Cemetery of Splendour (2015). He is currently executive producing his new feature Memoria, shot in Colombia.
Haden Guest is a film historian, curator and Director of the Harvard Film Archive (HFA). He curates and oversees the HFA cinematheque program as well its motion picture and manuscript collections. He has curated programs for the Viennale, Oberhausen and the Mar del Plata Film Festivals as well as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Museum in Lisbon. He was producer of Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs from the North, winner of a Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival. He is a Senior Lecturer in Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.
The attendance of Hila Peleg, Simon Field and Haden Guest is made possible by the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española.