Marta Grimalt Canals (born in Palma de Mallorca) is a director of experimental film and video art. Her works are a labyrinth of visual composition that lead to dimensions beyond the banality of everyday life, discovering themselves within each individual’s own unique perception. She works with elements of photography, drawing, and mixed media to create films that combine handmade and digital effects. Her stories are accompanied by electronic music which creates an atmosphere of psychedelia and disturbance that her characters can’t escape.
She studied Film Direction and Production at Escola de Cinema de Barcelona (ECIB) 2013, obtained her Masters in Film Art Direction at Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) 2014, and executed Film Documentary in Super 8 at the Echo Park Film Center of Los Angeles, 2016.
She was young jury of the 51st International Film Festival of Gijón and of the Mecal International Shortfilms and Animation Festival of Barcelona 2013. In addition, she was a member of the official jury at Barcelona Visual Sound 2017. At present, she collaborates on Highland Park TV in Los Angeles and serves as redactor at Underbrain Magazine.
Notable exhibitions of her work include Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB); Centro de las Artes de Monterrey CONARTE; and San Telmo Museoa of San Sebastián. Zoapre, one of her most recent video arts shot in Iceland and winner at Barcelona Visual Sound 2016, also exhibited at Video Collective of Los Angeles (VCLA), among other events. The short documentary Streetlight Anxiety, shot on Super 8 in Los Angeles, was winner of Shorts-In Fest 2017. She curated her exhibition Miratges, a collaboration with Marta Canals at Limited Ink Studios Los Angeles, where she’s the video artist of It’s all because of you, shot in Super 8. Her first feature movie, Desierto en tu mente, is a surrealistic road movie, somewhere between film and video art, filmed in super 8 black and white around California, Barcelona and Mallorca. As a result of this independent production, she has been selected as the artistic residence l’Estruch of Sabadell, Barcelona 2017, and collaborator with the Echo Park Film Center of LA.