Author - Rana San

Rana San is an artist, curator, and media maker whose creative practice melds dreamwork, written word, embodied movement, video poetry, and analog photography. She uses experimental modes of visual storytelling to examine intimacy and interdependence as spiritual tools for survival. In community, Rana crafts collective experiences that celebrate the work of independent artists and activists who center emergent practices in moving image media and contemporary performing arts. As the Artistic Director at Northwest Film Forum, Rana co-curates year-round programming, including ByDesign Festival, Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, and Local Sightings Film Festival. Her engagement as a co-curator for Yellow Fish Festival VI, a long form inquiry into durational performance art as a means to support methods of staying alive in our present times, will culminate with live performances in New York this May. As a first-generation daughter of immigrants from the Middle East, she is honored to call Seattle, the traditional land of the Coast Salish people, and specifically the Duwamish Tribe, home.