Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli produces short documentaries that capture artists’ voices, carefully editing interviews to capture their vision of contemporary art and creative practice. She is a hands-on producer with extensive experience in all aspects of production. She maintains an independent art practice that has been focused on the dynamics of power in and around femininity and identity. Additionally, she can be found collaborating with artists from coast to coast on independent film projects. Most recently she was the Director of Photography of Candy Ego, a sci-fi noir comedy shot throughout San Diego County.
As the Director of Digital Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, she also oversees web and the production of digital content, including exhibition websites. She is a co-founder of the award-winning Coyote project, a workflow to describe images for blind and low vision visitors to experience images. Before working with the MCA, she managed multi-institutional collaborations including public collections websites, video production, digitization, and digital interactives production at Balboa Park Online Collaborative in San Diego, California.
Anna has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California San Diego and a BA in Media Studies from the University at Buffalo.
A selection of short films produced for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.