Sharelly Emanuelson

Film Director, Video & Photography Artist
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Sharelly Emanuelson (1986) Filmmaker & Visual artist was born and raised in Curaçao and Aruba, she has a BA in Audiovisual Media from the School of the Arts Utrecht and MA in Artistic Research from the Royal Art Academy the Hague. Sharelly’s installations have received international attention and recognition and her documentaries have been screened at festivals such as CIFFR and TTFF, NYCFF and Cinelatino. Her first film won an Audience Award, Category: Best Student Film at Africa Film Festival 2012. In 2014 she received the Master Award from the Royal Art Academy the Hague and in 2018 the Black Achievement Spotlight Award. Most recently she was nominated for the Volkskrant visual art price 2020 in the Netherlands where she will present her work “En Mi Pais”, that was made during her residency at Caribbean Linked hosted by Ateliers ‘89 in Aruba. Apart from her own practice she founded Uniarte, an artist-run foundation that enhances the visibility & development of emerging professional artists in the Caribbean region. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Sint-Maarten, Art Institute Ateliers ’89 in Aruba and MBO Scholengemeenschap in Bonaire and is now a guest lecturer at the University of Curaçao.

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