A Colectiva Roundtable

A Colectiva Roundtable

A Colectiva, a professional association of Galician artists, was born with the aim of giving a collective voice to the contemporary community of artists born in Galicia or who develop their activities in said territory. In our work to promote the profesional fabric, analyze the production systems or generate specific knowledge for the artistic and cultural sector, we are teaming up with INTERSECCIÓN so that in this edition’s roundtable, we will talk about models and policies to support the creation of audiovisual art in order to contrast and identify problems and find better ways for Galician audiovisual art to prosper and consolidate. The roundtable will be attended by director and filmmaker Juan Lesta as moderator, by the curator and gallerist Chus Villar, the programmer, writer and art historian Jaime Pena and the teacher, director and artist Olaia Sendón.

Juan Lesta (Moderator)


Film director and producer, he specializes in the creation of experimental video pieces and their integration into new media. He works in the field of video-creation and its relation to musical expression: video dance, music video …

At a professional level, he co-directed, directed and produced video clips for Spanish artists such as Fangoria, Astrud, La buena vida, Barcelona 82 … obtaining various awards and selections at national and international festivals. He has directed various online and offline interactive projects, as well as documentaries, institutional videos, advertising and a variety of hybrid, transmedia and experimental formats. Since 2002 he has been teaching audiovisual post-production subjects in design centers or cultural institutions such as MACBA, CGAC, ELISAVA, BAU School, ESDI …

He has directed the post-production and graphic image of numerous audiovisual projects of various formats, including video clips, documentaries, experimental pieces, live cinema shows, short films, etc. the most recent being the documentary feature films Versogramas and Contra os elementos, or the development of the audiovisual image of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Some of his pieces are part of collections such as Artium, CGAC, Provincial Council of A Coruña, and have been exhibited by institutions such as the Metz Pompidou Center, La Capella (Barcelona), CGAC, Luis Seoane Foundation, Sala Muncunill Terrassa …


Chus Villar


Chus Villar Iglesias, developed most of her professional career at Trinta Gallery in Santiago de Compostela from 2002 to 2016, serving as assistant, general manager and, finally, director. During those years, she participates in the programming, management and organization of more than one hundred exhibitions of international artists, among many others, being responsible, during her time as director, of the exhibition programming and the incorporation of several creators to the Gallery’s payroll, in addition to participating with Trinta in many other projects, seminars, fairs, etc.

In curating, must be highlighted her work as co-curator, along with the writer Juan Bonilla, of the first retrospective exhibition of Baldomero Pestana’s photographic work (1917-2015): “Baldomero Pestana. La verdad entre las manos”, which was inaugurated in February 2018 at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid and subsequently exhibited at the City of Culture of Santiago and the Instituto Cervantes in Paris.

In December 2017, she opened Nordés gallery in Santiago de Compostela, which she currently directs, and since March 2019 she has also been the president of “Contemporanea” (Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of Galicia).

Jaime Pena


Jaime Pena is a doctor in Art History and a programmer since 1992 at the Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe, the film archive of Galicia. He is a member of the editorial board at the monthly publication Caimán Cuadernos del Cine (formerly Cahiers du Cinéma Spain) and regular contributor to the Argentine magazine El Amante, in addition to many other national and international film publications (Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, among others), and Bafici Programming Advisor (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival). Author of El espíritu de la colmena (Paidós, 2004), which won the prize of the Spanish Association of Cinema Historians to the best monograph of the year, and, together with José Luis Castro de Paz, Ramón Torrado, cine de consumo no franquismo (CGAI, 1993) and Spanish Cinema. Another historical journey (IVAC, 2005).

He has coordinated and participated in numerous volumes and monographs and has also collaborated in different publications on Spanish cinema, such as the Dictionary of Spanish Cinema (Editorial Alianza / Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences of Spain), Latin American cinema dictionary: Spain, Portugal and America (SGAE) or Critical Anthology of Spanish cinema (Cátedra / Filmoteca Española)

Olaia Sendón


Olaia Sendón Ogando professor, director and artist born in Ourense in 1978, has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the UAB and is a teacher at the Image and Sound School in A Coruña.

She is the author of documentaries and video-art pieces present in different contests and festivals such as the work Nonenal, within the project Se aluga futuro 2019, Fisterra carne de safari (2017), Mice within the selection made by Anxela Caramés, or #1 #2, piece for the collaborative film Visións, for the project Cinema e Muller (2016) which was present at important festivals such as Zinebi, Play Doc, or [S8] Mostra de cinema periférico da Coruña. Other remarkable works would be Kauflanders (2016) present at Málaga Film Festival, or Míjau(2014).

She has participated in numerous events and her work has been present and awarded at different places around the world like at Stigmart Video Focus; Curtmetratges Gandules (CCCB); Kauflan: Proyector (2014); Embarrat (2014); Se Alquila/Estado; Petites Superfícies; Proxecto para Dispostivos Post; Kaufland Mo; VIII Premio Auditorio Novos Artistas (2014); Pequenas Superficies (instalación); Mostra Internacional Gas Fenosa; Kaldarte (2012); Catálogo de Galaxias Sociais Vídeo do disco Kosmogonías de Berrogüetto; Os fabulosos irmáns da luz Festival de Cine de Málaga; SH contemporary, Shanghai; A casa de Lola de Andrés (2007); Festival de Cine de Málaga Official Selection; Alcances Official Selection; OUFF Official Selection.