We are LAIA CABRERA & CO., an award-winning team of artists based in New York, co-founded by Spanish filmmaker and videoartist Laia Cabrera and French animator and visual designer Isabelle Duverger, creating a wide range of multimedia projects, from traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia theater and video-mapped site-specific installations. We are exploring new ways of using the space and the visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling and audience connection. Our aim is to revitalize and strengthen the intercommunication between different artistic languages. Our work in film, animation, and projection design has been commissioned and presented in Europe, the USA and Latin America.
We are the recipient of the Telly and Ava Awards for best video Directing, Art Direction, Animation and Documentary, 2013, 2014 and 2016, New York Innovative Theater Award 2015 winners for Outstanding Performance Art Production and 3-time NYIT nominees for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) in the last consecutives years, as well as finalist of the Theater Festival Talent Madrid in 2016.
Our latest art pieces with projection mapping include "Shifting Gaze", presented in Spain Art Fest’10, Times Square, NY,
(2010, Times Square Alliance), Region Ø International Video Art Festival, with a 360º immersive video mapped installation
performance (2011), and Georgetown Glow Festival, Washington DC, on the wall of the historic C&O Canal as a large
site-specific video mapped installation (2015), “Untitled Mind”, indoor/outdoor multichannel videodance installation,
presented in Art All Night DC (2013); “Aire”, large scale visual concert performed live with an ensemble orchestra,
presented in Rome on the historic Tempietto di Bramante (2014), in Nuit Blanche Washington DC on the Neoclassical
building of Bank of America (2015, DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities), and Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory
(2016, NY State Council for the Arts), “Dragons & Books & Roses”, mapping the facade of Deutsches Haus at NYU, for
St. Jordi Festival, in New York (2017).
Other venues include Brooklyn Academy of Music, St John The Divine Cathedral, TimeCenter at the New York Times and PBS’s American Master among many others.
Director / Producer / Filmmaker
Cabrera is a visionary filmmaker and video artist based in New York and
critically recognized director and multimedia creator, working in the
fields of projection mapping design, video art, documentary and
immersive art installations, with many projects straddling or blending
elements of both fields. Ms. Cabrera is recognized for innovative
interdisciplinary work which merges cinematic and digital arts, dance,
music, theater and visual arts with pieces performed at leading venues,
inaugurating arts festivals and installed in museums.
Recipient of many awards including the 2016 Silver Telly Award for Best Direction (Highest Distinction), AVA and Telly awards for best Animation, Documentary and Art Direction; NYIT awards 2015 winner for Best Art Production and three-times NYIT nominee
for Outstanding Innovative visual design in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and
winner of the Kodak & Color Lab award for Best Cinematic film for
“Under Influence” presented in festivals worldwide. She is also the
recipient of the several grants both in Europe and the USA including the
KrTU Creators Prize awarded by
the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, the CONCA
Grant from the National Council of the Arts and Culture in Catalonia,
the New York State Council on the Arts, and DC Commission for the Arts
and Humanities among others.
She is currently the artistic director of the film & Multimedia
company LAIA CABRERA & CO co-founded with French animator Isabelle
Duverger, a team of film, animators and visual artists producing a wide
range of multimedia projects and recently won the Silver Telly Award for
Best Direction for “I AM” a short documentary featured in Vogue. She
also curated and directed award winning multi-media international art
shows and more. Former member of the Board of Directors of Topia Arts
Center, Adams, MA and an advisory board member at the Fashion Institute
of Technology (FIT) and director of their annual film documentary. She
graduated from the Conservatoire of Barcelona, Spain, and earned an MFA
in Audiovisual Communication and a BFA in Media Studies from the
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. She also has a Master in Film
Production at The New School University, NY.
She just finished two interactive installations, "Illusion", a video and sound immersive interactive art installation at Flutter Experience Art Gallery (Los Angeles, 2019-2020) and "The Now" the largest interactive public art of its kind, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Times Square, New York, 2018-2019).
Her previous exhibition “Self on the Shelf”
was presented in Times Square at the Armory Arts Week-SPRING/BREAK Art
Show New York 2018 and rated one of the best shows of the venue. An
immersive interactive video mapping and sound Installation exploring the
conflicts of otherness and the nature of belonging, by bringing a
child’s bedroom to life while the space reacts to the visitors’ actions.
She is now currently working on the largest video interactive
installation in New York City called “The NOW”.
An immersive interactive experience, using virtual reality and
gesture-responsive video-art-illustration-animation to open this fall
2018 in the heart of New York city, on the window’s facade of the Port
Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square. A large-scale video mapped
interactive installation that explores transitory spaces and unseen
parallel realities as you walk, move and point to the different
Her film-art work installation credits include “St. Jordi in New York: Dragons & Books & Roses”
a large-scale projection mapping installation in which architecture,
drawn illustrations, animations and movement come together in a visual
celebration of literature and the legend of Sant Jordi in the heart of
Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York; "Is There an Edge of Belief?"
(International multidisciplinary art festival Jaen en Femenino, Spain
and Bienal International ULA 2010, Merida, VENEZUELA, etc), ”Singularity" (inaugurated
the International video animation festival "Animac", Lleida, Spain) and
"Shifting Gaze", a Film-Art-Music Installation, premiered at "Spain Art
Fest'10" in Times Square, NY, (October 2010), was presented as a video
installation at the "Region Ø Latino Video Art Festival of New York"
(March 2011) toured in 2012 with screenings worldwide, and was selected
for the festival Georgetown Glow as a large scale outdoor installation
on the C&O Canal, Washington DC, in 2015.
Her work includes traditional and experimental filmmaking, multimedia
shows and interactive video-mapped site-specific installations, such as "Aire",
a site-specific Multimedia Installation Performance Concert presented
at the Tempietto Di Bramante (Rome, Italy, 2014) and on the Facade of
the Bank of America Neo-Classic Building, Art All Night, (Washington DC,
2015), and in 2016 as a large scale 5000 sq/ft 3D projection mapping
and live concert performed by an ensemble orchestra at the Underwear
Factory, Poughkeepsie, Hudson Valley New York, sponsored by Art Mid
Hudson, NYSCA; “La Noche/The Night”
Video mapped Installation designed for the Amster Yard, an interior
garden at the Instituto Cervantes New York, commissioned by The
Instituto Cervantes NYC 2016; “Taksu” Alexandra Mor Tagua Seed collection and Bali journey documentary directed by Laia Cabrera premiered in Vogue, NYC 2017; "Close-up", Short Documentary about Art and Power, commission by KJCC at NYU, New York 2018; “Kavli Human Project” Short Documentary, Directed by Laia Cabrera, with the support of The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli HUMAN Project (2015 KHP); "Untitled Mind"
a Film for installation and indoor and outdoor cinematic exhibition,
directed and presented as a multilayered mapping projection design at
the Wonder Bread Factory Nuit Blanche DC (Washington DC, 2013);
Multimedia Show "Ronensbourgh" virtual theater and projection design at IATI Theater (NYC, 2015); "Night" by American playwright Charles Mee, multimedia show and projection design at the Theater for the New City (NYC, 2015); “City In Motion” video mapped installation commissioned by Reebok, White Box Gallery, SoHo, (NYC, 2014); "Cosmicomics" by author Italo Calvino, immersive projection design installation at Dixon Place (NYC, 2014) and "Garden of Delights" by Fernando Arrabal, a Multimedia Theater Play by The New Stage Theater Company Theater of The New City, (NYC 2012); "Pikolinos"
Site Specific Video Mapping Installation, Meatpacking District (NYC,
2013 - listed as the 10 best designed stores in the world); "Landscapes of the Soul" multimedia visual concert, La Mama (NYC 2012); "Resonant Streams"
Audience-interactive multimedia installation performance in St John The
Divine Cathedral (NYC, part of "The Value of Water' exhibition, 2011), "Mapping Moebus" multimedia theater play, La Mama (NYC, 2010); "Monegros-Nueva York" video installation held at La Lonja (Zaragoza, Spain, 2011); "Walk Pasa Bouge" Video-Performance-Concert in collaboration with LORROJO Cia presented in New York and Brussels (2009-2011); "Playing Equality"
(Dance-theater-Video), Boricua College of New York, (November 2009),
Festival Internacional 'ReACT' Valencia, (Spain. May 2010); "New York" video-installation at the Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, Spain, 2009) and "Claim your Place"
(Barcelona/New York/Toulouse 2010), a large-scale
video-installation-performance presented in the USA and Europe with the
support of CAER and CAET and CONCA.
She is also an award winning visual effects artist, director, editor, writer, playwright and composer, she also edited "Cachao:Uno Mas" with
Andy Garcia (PBS's American Master, 2010) among many others. Her work
in film, video, and visual production has been presented in Europe, the
USA and Latin America and commissioned by the New Radio and Performing
Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Spain Culture New
York - Consulate General of Spain, Spain Arts and Culture, the Austrian
Cultural Forum, the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU, the New York State
Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts
International, among some other major institutions.
Laia Cabrera work has been awarded and featured internationally in
landmarks like the Tempietto di Bramante in Rome, the historic
Georgetown Canal in Washington, D.C., St. John the Divine Cathedral,
Times Square, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), TimeCenter at the New
York Times and the White Box Art Gallery in New York.
Visual Communication / Animation / Mapping Design
Isabelle Duverger is an award winning French interdisciplinary artist born in St Germain En
Laye, France. She is a graduate of Estienne School of Art in graphic communications in Paris. She also has a Masters Degree in Arts
Management from the Audencia Nantes, France and ASB, Aarhus, Denmark. She is the cofounder of Laia Cabrera & Co. created in 2010, andher expertise is in animation, videography and projection mapping, working between New York and Europe.
As an animator and projection mapping artist, she just finished two video interactive immersive art installations, "Illusion" at Flutter Experience Art Gallery (Los Angeles, 2019-2020) "The Now" at the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Times Square, New York, 2018-2019) she cosigned with Laia Cabrera, "Self on the Shelf"
(Spring Break Art Show 2018, as part of the Armory Arts Week, New York). For the past ten years, she has collaborated with her on the
installation-performance "Aire", Tempietto di Bramante Roma, Italy, 2014, Art All Night Washington DC, 2015, Poughkeepsie, 2016, "St Jordi in New York", a projection mapping of the Facade of Deutsches Haus, 2017, "Untitled Mind", implemented as an indoor/outdoor video and sound installation in Nuit Blanche-Art All Night (Washington DC, 2013), "City In Motion"
curated by Reebok Creative Lab (2014), a one-year video installation with Mapping for the Pop-Up Store Pikolinos in the Meatpacking district
(NYC, 2013), the video-performance-concert "Walk-Pasa-Bouge"
(New York - Brussels, 2009-2011), the installation-performances Claim Your Place (Centro Español NYC - Tournefeuille, France, 2010), "Shifting Gaze" (Spain Art Fest '10, Times Square, New York, 2010, Region Ø, King Juan
Carlos I of Spain Center of NYU, 2011, Georgetown Glow, Washington DC, 2015) and "Resonant Streams" (The Value of Water series in the Cathedral Saint John The Divine, New York, 2011).
She is also working as projection mapping artist and illustrator/animator for multimedia dance performances such as "Falling Sky" with Nimbus Dance at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC, 2019), theater plays "Trojan Women" by Euripides, "Lines in the Dust" by Nikkole Salter and "Prologue" by Maria Litvan (Jersey City Theater Center, 2018-2019), "Sincronizada" by Mar Gómez Glez (Teatro Del Canal, Festival Talent Madrid Finalist, 2016, MicroTeatro, Madrid, Spain, 2017), "Mapping Mobius" (La Mama Theater, NYC, 2010), "Road to Happiness" (Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, 2011), "Garden of Delights" (Theater for the New City, NYC, 2012), "Cosmicomics", by Italo Calvino (Dixon Place, NYC, 2014), "La Jaula Bajo El Trapo" (King Juan Carlos Center of NYU, NYC, 2008), "Playing Equality" (NYC, 2009 and Valencia, Spain, 2010), "Night" by Charles Mee, (Theater For the New City, NYC, 2015), "Ronensbourgh" by Beatriz Cabur (IATI theater, NYC, 2015), "Emilie" by Radegund Hain (TNC, 2015), "Else & Henry" by Puy Navarro (Espacio Inestable, Valencia, Spain, 2017).
She recently created the short animated film “Distance to the Moon”
written by Italo Calvino, a docu-animation for the Center for Popular Democracy (2017), the opening and closing credits of the feature film "White Alligator" (2012), animations for the short film "Is there an edge of Belief?" (Jaen Femenino, Spain 2009 - Biennale of Art of Venezuela, Merida, 2010) and the music video "All I Wanna Do" by Erica Glyn.
Isabelle Duverger is a three-time New York Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Innovative Design (Projection Design, Video-Art and Animations) in 2015 for "Night" at the Theater for the New City, in 2014 for "Cosmicomics" at Dixon Place, and in 2013 for "Garden of Delights" at the Theater for the New City, 2013, and 2015 NYIT award winner for "Night" Outstanding Performance Art Production with the New Stage Theatre Company. She is also the recipient of the AVA 2013 and Telly Awards 2013 for Outstanding Animation, Bronze Telly Awards 2014 for Outstanding Art Direction and Silver Telly 2016 (highest distinction) for Outstanding Directing.