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Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano are creative partners in art and in life. Studio Revolt is their collaborative media lab that produces motion imagery and performance projects from the ground up. Through his films, Sugano reconsiders cultural and political norms that have constricted our imagination and dulled our senses.  Ali performs unapologetic poems and declarations of the self beyond fixed identities and borders. Together their works open up possibilities for people to exist outside of conventional narratives. Studio Revolt takes it a step further by urging viewers to become participants and stake their claim in this world. In 2011, we will be spending a year in Cambodia working on more film and performance projects.

Performance artist, writer and global agitator, Anida Yoeu Ali is a first generation Muslim Khmer woman born in Cambodia and raised in Chicago. Utilizing video, installation, sound, and performance, her works investigate the artistic, spiritual and political collisions of a hybrid transnational identity. Anida is a recipient of the 2011 U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Cambodia where her art and research focuses on creation mythologies and birthing stories of Khmer women. She earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and her M.F.A. in Studio Arts/Performance from School of the Art Institute Chicago.

Born in Osaka, Japan, Masahiro Sugano is an independent filmmaker and collaborative partner of Studio Revolt. Masahiro, a Sundance Film Festival alum, is an award winning filmmaker whose accolades stretch from a Student Academy Award nomination in 1997 to his most recent award as the 2010 grand prize recipient for LinkTV’s One Chicago One Nation film competition for 1700% PROJECT: MISTAKEN FOR MUSLIM. After an international run at film festivals in Pusan, Singapore and Buenos Aires, Masahiro’s first feature length film ART OF LOVE is widely available on DVD. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from CaliforniaStateUniversity (Northridge) and an M.F.A. in film/video/animation from the University of Illiniois (Chicago). Masahiro currently resides in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he is directing his second feature film project with a cast and crew of local Khmer people.

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