Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

I have worked with moving image for the past 20 years, from small-gauge experimental film to cinematic digital productions. In 2019, I founded Solid Pink Productions with a focus on producing short documentary films about artists and creative practice, and the building of digital tools to foster innovation and creative engagement in the museum sector.

Alongside my art practice, over the past 15 years I have worked as a museum technology professional, starting as a technician at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, later as the Associate Director of Digital Media at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, and, before striking out on my own, as the Director of Digital Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. At the MCA I managed and developed digital content and platforms, including the creation of dozens of short documentary films, the redesign of, and over a half dozen websites to support contemporary art scholarship and visitor engagement with artists and exhibitions. While at MCA I began what I now consider a life-long commitment to accessibility. There, I co-founded the Coyote Project to make artwork accessible to people with vision impairment, and develop language for describing our world.