Ana Luisa Bernárdez Notz is a Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist and DJ residing in Toronto since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from OCAD University 2020, and was recently a mentee in Sur Gallery's 2019-2020 Mentorship Program. Ana's work has been shown in Toronto, Halifax, Berlin and Caracas, as well as included in various online and print publications from Canada and the USA. Currently, her explorations are rooted in the Venezuelan migrant crisis and collective sentiments of loss and longing. Her most recent projects look into body-land ties that are ruptured, paused and transformed due to migration and lack of physical proximity, focusing on her own experience being away from the landscapes she grew up frequenting.
As a DJ, she acknowledges the power of music for creating safe spaces that honour migrant joy, diversity and resistance. She currently co-hosts Cuarenteca, an online latinx party born out of the COVID-19 pandemic.