b. 1968, Santa Cruz, Bolivia | lives and works in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and New York
Claudia Joskowicz makes poignant and unsettling video works that meld public and private histories. Blending documentary with fiction, she recreates episodes of violence excavated from Bolivia’s history in order to reveal hidden traumas and offer the possibility of catharsis. In her 2008 work Vallegrande 1967, Joskowicz uses video to imaginatively recreate an event from Bolivia’s “mytho-historic” past, focusing on the death of Ernesto “Che” Guevara.