Director of Art & Culture at Monteviejo Winery (since 2015). Creator of “Reincarnations. Artistic Experimentation”, an arts project launched in 2008, and of Plus+Art, a day-long multi-arts event presented yearly since 2013, recipient of the Art and Culture Gold Award “Best of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism” in 2017. Nafissi’s arts events have been presented at Balcón de Las Artes of Park Hyatt Mendoza (2018-2019). She is part of the group of organizers of Wine Rock, a rock concert held yearly at Bodega Monteviejo, recipient of the Art and Culture Gold Award “Best of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism” in the Art and Culture category in 2014. She is also one of the organizers of Week of Rock, which earned the 2018 Best of Global Award in the category Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences.
Gabriela Nafissi has developed and manages cultural projects based on artistic experimentation devices that articulate various art fields and languages, whereby she explores and develops her interest in the areas of convergence of the arts and psychoanalysis. She was the director and screenwriter for the short film “Elephant Escabeaux” (winner of the Best Experimental Movie in International Cinema, Venezia, 2017, and Best Female Direction, Best Animation Feature Film at the Arte Non Stop Film Festival, 2017). She was also director and screenwriter for Signs of an Artist (Gold Prize, Best Experimental Short Film, International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues and Zero Discrimination in Indonesia, Jakarta, 2016. She co-directed the experimental short film Rewritings (2013, in the amateur category), together with Ramiro Navarro. In 2018 she was named Distinguished Woman of the City of Mendoza by Salón Cultural Seguros Rivadavia y Seguros Rivadavia Coop. Ltda., in recognition of her remarkable career and contribution to society (2018).
Nafissi is the author of Reincarnations. Audiovisual short stories (2012), and of the artistic experimentation projects: Signs of an Artist (2014-2015), Extimacies of Daily Life (2015-2016), Four Elephants on their Stepladders (2015-2018), Center and Absence (2016-2019), including “Dark, Dark Continent”, “Women, One By One”, and “The Stone on the Path”. Tarabust. Voiceless and Sonorous (2017-2018). Curating. Creations and Interventions (2018-2019). V27dr A Poetic Mathema for the Artistic Cause (2019-2020).
Gabriela Nafissi has curated photograph exhibits, including “Terrors Inhabiting Me,” by Marcelo Pelleriti (2015), “Dos miradas en los bordes de una obra,” by Laura Limp and Adriana Lui (2016), Portraits of Wine Rock (2017), and “Eroticas of the Femenine,” by Celeste Urreaga (2016-2018), Four Elephant on their Stepladders (2018), “Kuu to Hazama”. Empty Space” (four artists, four photo essays) (2018-2019).
Gabriela Nafissi is Licenciada in Psychology from Universidad del Aconcagua. Member of Acep (Asociación Cuyana de Estudios Psicoanalíticos de Cuyo). She presently attends the Specialization in Production of Critical Texts and Media Dissemination of the Arts (UNA). She participates in a literature workshop taught by Laura Galarza. She successfully completed The New York Film Academy´s 1 Week Filmmaking at New York Film Academy (2020).
Arte y Cultura. Bodega Monteviejo