Adela Goldbard (Mexican, b. 1979) lives and works in Chicago and Mexico City. Goldbard is an artist and filmmaker who believes in the political power of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation. Her work investigates unusual connections among visual anthropology, collaborative filmmaking and sculpture through artisanal construction, re-enactment, allegory, and dark humor. Her work includes video, sculpture, photography, text, and public actions, and incorporates a critical perspective on manual labor, land exploitation and archeological preservation. Goldbard has been a member of the National System of Artistic Creators of Mexico since 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literature from the National University of Mexico and is currently completing her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was granted the New Artist Society Scholarship. Her work has been exhibited in Germany, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Phili¬ppines, Hungary, Spain, Argentina, Canada, USA, and widely in Mexico.