SoMad is proud to present Ignis Aqua, a multimedia installation by Carla Maldonado at Satellite Art Show Miami 2019.

October 3, 2019

Satellite Art Show, New York, October 2019

New York

Carla Maldonado

Maldonado works across photography and filmmaking to make installation work that is inherently political and explores her relationship to the struggles of progressive movements in her home country of Brazil post-Jair Bolsonaro, and about her experience as a latin immigrant in the post-Donald Trump era. 

In IgnisAqua, Maldonado displays a three-channel immersive video installation with footage she 

collected while living in the Amazonian Forest in early 2019. The central channel shows the rainforest being illegally burned, while the surrounding two channels show footage from the Black River. Text of current news headlines concerning the horrendous deforestation happening right now in Brazil provides the backstory for the struggles of indigenous people living in the forest, and communicate the impact that threatening this ecosystem will have on the health of the whole planet.

About The Artist

Carla Maldonado is a visual artist born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts.

Carla Maldonado's Website

About the Show


After successful editions in Miami (Art Basel) and Austin (SXSW), SATELLITE ART SHOW is coming to New York City! SATELLITE will present 40+ experiential art projects for visitors to engage with in a human and inclusive way. We will present our projects inside a 12,000 square foot space within the Pfizer Building on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn. Expect projects spanning fine art, performance, installation, tech and sensory based activation.