About me

Self portrait with handwritten calligraphy (2022)

Úrsula San Cristóbal is an artist and researcher devoted to experimental music, performance art, video art, weaving, and calligraphy. With an academic background in music (BA. in Music from the Catholic University of Chile; MA in Hispanic Music from the University of Valladolid, Spain; MA in Musicology from the University of Milan, Italy, and a BA in Early Music from Scuola Civica di Musica di Milano), she later specialized in contemporary art and audiovisual media. Ursula holds a PhD in Art History and Musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her dissertation on the role of sound and music in video art and performance art works by Marina Abramović and Shirin Neshat received the Extraordinary PhD Award in 2020.

She has been artist in residence at Nau Estruch (Sabadell, Spain) and her video art work has been screened internationally in festivals such as IVAHM International Video Art House Madrid (Spain), Video art and animation Biennale of Puebla (Mexico), Festival Les Instants Vidéo (France), Camagüey International Video Art Festival (Cuba), Magmart Video Under Vulcano (Italy), BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Bilbao, Spain), Mostra Viva Del Mediterrani de Valencia (Spain), Miami New Media Festival, Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse, France), Barcelona VisualSound, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Video Art Miden (Greece), and Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 (Wroclaw, Poland)

Ursula has been teacher of music in audiovisual media at Esmuc (Catalonia College of Music) and currently is a professor of music aesthetics, communication and research methodology at Taller de Músics (College of jazz and modern music) in Barcelona.


Portfolio 2022 (Spanish)

Self-Portrait with digital calligraphy (2020)