Multimedia Artist & Filmmaker New York, NY
2008 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. _
Ela Troyano is a video artist, filmmaker, and theater director whose work explores language, performance, music, cinema, and gender. Latin Boys Go to Hell (1998), a gay coming-of-age love story in the form of a Mexican soap opera, was her debut independent feature film. She is the writer, producer, and director of La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul (2007), a documentary on the legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer that aired on the PBS series Independent Lens. Troyano’s work has been seen at New York’s Public Theater, the Guggenheim Museum, INTAR Theatre, Performance Space 122, and Highways.
Portrait photo courtesy Ellen Bruno.
La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul, 2007, archival photo of legendary pop singer La Lupe; photo courtesy Troyano, Inc.