Hadriana Casla

Hadriana Casla is a storyteller, audiovisual communicator and photographer. She develops communication strategies using different formats and media, looking for original ways to activate curiosity and action in the audience. 

She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Madrid UCM, specialised in film and documentary creation at the HBK Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany, and is currently taking an independent postgraduate course in Contemporary Art, Agroecology and Territory at the Inland Academy, Madrid.

Through her work she explores the possibilities offered by traditional stories as containers of memory and collective experience. Simple forms that can contribute to self-knowledge as an individual and as a community.

Her first feature-length documentary was Habita. Stories of memory and independence, co-directed in Cuzco, Peru, in collaboration with different social organisations. The film was selected for several festivals and discussed in seminars on indigenous architecture.

His latest works are: Pinnettas de Pedra, a short documentary commissioned by ISSLA (Istituto Sardo di Scienze, Lettere e Arte) in Sardinia, the collaborative documentary Red Difusa, commissioned by El Cubo Verde (Network of art spaces in the countryside) and funded by the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation, and Me siento al borde de mis ojos, a video clip for the music group Menhir.

She has collaborated in the organisation of various cultural proposals such as Foghiles in Semestene, Sardinia, collective audiovisual creation workshops at IFAC (International Festival of Art and Architecture) and community processes such as Sewing the Shadow in Guediaway, Senegal, in the framework of a collaboration between the collective Make (Spain, Holland, Italy) and GHipHop (Senegal) with the support of Acción Cultural Española. 

Between 2017 and 2020 he curated the development of Historias del territorio, an itinerant project of territorial narrative through collective creation between Saarbrücken (Germany), Lubián (Zamora), Os Blancos (Galicia), La Latina (Madrid) and Semestene (Sardinia). 

Since 2020 he co-directs Galiana Spain, a design and activism project based on the recovery and transformation of the city’s waste. In addition to the sale of products, workshops are held where, through collective work, tools are sought that can contribute to resilience and adaptation to the contexts arising from the eco-social crisis.