*1994, Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Kenia R. Guillen is a visual artist and filmmaker using multimedia to narrate personal stories. Having migrated from rural El Salvador to the suburbs of New York, her work is heavily influenced by the need to heal the sudden separation to family, community, and the highlands.

Interested in immortalizing personal and collective memories, she’s currently writing and directing diasporic cinema that calls to perform the ordinary, uneventful, everyday lives of Central Americans living in Long Island, New York.

She’s also a co-founder and curator of Tierra Narrative, a multimedia storytelling platform and production house dedicated to the creation of new narratives through transnational cultural production between the Central American diaspora and the homelands.