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Cruda Colletive 


UPCOMING


25AV film releasing Feb 2023

Passion project - Hybrid Time: An Underground Experience releasing mid 2023

EXPERIENCE


2020 - present

Cruda Collective

2020 - present

Creative Director & Artist

2022 - present

Nadine El Roubi’s offical Creative Director

2022 - present

Video Editor. Egas Producations, Almere

2023

Selected Artist for 25AV to direct a film with music produced by Marco Caricolca. 

2021 - 2022

Researcher in Residency.
Horror Program Research Bureau. University of the Underground,

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Midseason Residency. Het Resort, Groningen 

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Master Apprentice Program. Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2019

Writer in Residency.
Camp Cushy Watershed, 1- month Residency for artists and writers, Eindhoven

2019

Artist in Residency.
UNIDEE Residency program with Cittadellarte. Biella, Italy

Creative Director | Hybrid Storyteller | Artist
Creative Director | Hybrid Storyteller | Artist


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Last updated 01/2023

Laila Saber Rodriguez is an Egyptian, Mexican & Spanish Creative Director & Artist currently based in the Netherlands. Her work as a creative and conceptual directior activates the viewer’s senses through poetic and fluid visuals. Laila explores hybrid storytelling as a way to reveal worlds that open through symbols, composition, color, and space. The intricate choreography of these elements takes the viewer through a journey, which she hopes is an active process of conversation and transformation.
Her role as an artist’s creative director extends beyond just making visuals; it is about curating layers of meaning and conversations that places the music’s vision and poetry at the forefront.


Laila is also part of the collective duo Cruda, with Andrea Galano Toro, who together explore hybridity and animism through spell-writing and performance readings, and lectures.


EDUCATION

2017-2021
BA in Art & Design. Base for Experiment Art and Research. ArtEZ, Arnhem

2018-2020
Honours Minor Degree in Theory & Research. ArtEZ, Deventer.

2016-2017
Orientation Course in Art and Design
Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

EXHIBITIONS / SHOWS

06/2022
Water Is What We Make It. Part of Gemeene Grond exhibited in Casco Art Institute, Utrecht 

03/2022
Horror Show.
Researchers present their final project. University of the Under-ground,

03/2022
Once Upon A Time.
group show at Kardinge Ice-Skating Ring, Groningen.

03/2022
World Receiver.
Group show at Omstand, Arnhem.

11/2021
Media, Art & Technology Festival.
Limina screening on the big screen at Focus Film Theater, Arnhem

07/2021
Hot Damn Thank You Ma’am.
ArtEZ BEAR finals, Arnhem.
12/2019
The Opposite of Fatalism.
Performance collaborative with Jeremiah Day and 13 others, Berlin

PUBLICATIONS / APPERANCES

12/2022
Selected Artist for 25AV program alongside collaborator, Marco Caricola. 

10/2022
Awarded Pictoright Fund for young talent. 

08/2022 
Falsa Porta Interview with Marco Caricola on Radio Alhara.

03/2022
“The Creature That Crawls in The Underground Skies”
Film project research published on University of the Underground.

11/2021
World Building Lecture with Andrea Galano Toro.
Media Art & Technology Festival at Focus Film Theater, Arnhem

09/2021
Metropolis M. Selected in best Graduates List of 2021. 

07/2021
Syntax Podcast Interview on Spotify.
Laila Saber Rodriguez and Andrea Galano Toro moderated by Heike de Wit. Arnhem. 

06/2021
A Good Tale Begins with a Walk.
Video Essay comissioned by Studium Generale ArtEZ, Arnhem & Cairo.
05/2021
Playground Publication with designer Elsa de Jong.
Curated and invited 8 artists to participate within the theme of play. Arnhem

01/2020
JaJaJaNeeNeeNee Radio.
Contribution to Surreptitous Syrup: About Long Distances on Saturdays. Amsterdam

FILMOGRAPHY

UPCOMING: film with music by Marco Caricola (2023)
Hybrid Time: An Underground Experience (2023)
The Creature That Crawls in The Underground Skies (2022)
Mercury Surface (2022)
Limina (2021)
A Good Tale Begins With A Walk (2021)
Querido Mapa (2020)
Detective Work III: Erasure (2020)
Detective Work II: Stairs (2019)
Tales: On Shadows (2019)
Tales: On Nostos (2019)
Detective Work I: Image (2018)



© 2022 Laila Saber Rodriguez, unless otherwise noted, all images on these pages are copyrighted.