Sandra Vanessa Ovideo
Sandra Oviedo a.k.a. Colectivo Multipolar
Chicago, IL - Sandra Oviedo is ColectivoMultipolar, a Chicago-based photographer and documentarian originally from San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
She studied Communications at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico; Cultural Management at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO, Jalisco), Mexico; and Multimedia at Harold Washington College, Chicago. She works for a non profit mental health organization in the department of Early Intervention (Substance Use Prevention Program). In November 2021 she was an Artist in Residence at Latitude Chicago with her project about TRQPiTECA “a Chicago-based artist duo and production company creating spaces and opportunities for local and international artists who identify as queer (LGBTQIA+), ALAANA, and/or allies to experiment and thrive, with tropical, house, and techno dance music as our foundation”. She had produced two documentaries: “Documenting Our Story Vol. 1, TRQPiTECA”, with the support of the Community Film Workshop of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; “Documenting Our Story Vol. 2, TRQPiTECA Queer Pride Festival 2019” with partial support from the Chicago Park District. Currently, she is working on her 3rd documentary called “Documenting Our Story, Vol. 3: Las Mamis” based on the story of five mothers of queer artists and activists, partially funded by the DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events - City of Chicago). One of her favorite and super meaningful collaborations has been with artist Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments in Chicago, gender non-conforming wearables and accessories centering Non-binary, Trans, Disabled and Mad Queers of all sizes and ages.
From the Filmmaker
Sandra Oviedo's, a.k.a. Colectivo Multipolar, nightlife photography practice is a means of “Documenting Our Story.” Our story encompasses the relationships we build through life, our love for music, art, party/celebration, dance, and the shared experiences of being queer artists. On the dance floor, we create a politicized shared space of self expression through the connections we have as a community of queer, trans, intersex, nonbinary, brown, black, immigrant, and disabled artists. Despite the fears we face everyday, we celebrate our existence -- we write our own history through the way we value our communities. This relationship between community and nightlife turns our parties into political statements.
Documenting Our StoryVol. 1, TRQPiTECA
Documenting Our Story Vol. 1 is a brief visual and audio journey full of colorful and meaningful statements about the TRQPiTECA universe. Rejecting the heteronormative and male-dominated culture of mainstream nightlife, music, and art spaces, two queer women artists create an underground paradise that serves as a political and cultural engine on the Lower West Side of Chicago - TRQPITECA.
SANDRA VANESSA OVIEDO | Director
SANDRA VANESSA OVIEDO, COLECTIVOMULTIPOLAR, TRPQITECA, ANGELICA V OVIDEO | Producers
COLECTIVO MULTIPOLAR a.k.a. Sandra Oviedo presents: Documenting Our Story Vol. 1 "TRQPiTECA" 5-minute documentary featuring interviews with Natalie Murillo (La Spacer), Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (CQQCHIFRUIT), Rosè Hernandez, Liz Mputu, Sofia Moreno, Darling Shear, Sky Cubacub, Lee Andel Dewey and Kiam Marcelo Junio. Documenting Our Story Vol. 1 is a brief visual and audio journey full of colorful and meaningful statements about the TRQPiTECA universe. Rejecting the heteronormative and male-dominated culture of mainstream nightlife, music, and art spaces, two queer women artists create an underground paradise that serves as a political and cultural engine on the Lower West Side of Chicago - TRQPITECA.