Ingrid Raphaël is a multi-disciplinary artist, film director and educator whose work is influenced
by the ways they relate to migration and notions of home. They draw from their nomadic
migrations to understand, situate and contextualize their work which is often described
as personal, intimate, transfixing, collaborative and reflective.
They are currently developing a speculative narrative film, SILK, and debuted their exhibition, Pitch Blue, in Philadelphia where they are based.
As the co-founder of the nomadic microcinema, NO EVIL EYE CINEMA (NEEC), Raphaël has organized accessible educational workshops and original film curation around the country and online. They also co-designed NEEC’s FILM FUTURA, the decolonial satellite film school which has attracted over 300 students worldwide, and taught the course Afro-futurism on Screen.
They are the co-director of the Field of Vision commissioned award-winning documentary short, They Won’t Call It Murder (2022), a poetic exploration of Columbus, Ohio as a container of violence perpetrated by the local police force. The film was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and played at Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAMcinemafest, Camden International Film Festival, AFI Festival, DOCNYC and more.
Raphaël has been productive and recognized across disciplines as iLab resident at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (2023), a PocoAPoco Resident in Oaxaca, Mexico (September 2022), Wexner Center for the Arts, Film and Video Resident (August 2020), and upcoming stint as The Center for Afrofuturist Studies 2023-24 Artist-in-Resident in Iowa City, Iowa where they continue to develop their narrative, SILK.
Areas of excavation they’re interested in are: memory, place, alien-ship, queerness, alternative modes of making, diaspora, migration, borders, water, poetics of objects, education methodology, third cinema, film accessibility, analog, accessibility, archival-memory, nature, planetary ecologies, vulnerabilities and poetics of technology, weaving, Afro-indigenous folktale, speculative fiction, photography, dance, movement, Blackness
Ingrid Raphaël at the iLab studio in preparation for their exhibit, Pitch Blue.
Photo by Sophie Lee