Gilda Monreal

Gilda Monreal, also known as "Fiya Bruxa", is an international award winning visual artist, actress, filmmaker, and writer. She is also Co-Director of the Essencia Arts Collective, who believes that art can be a tool for social change and community empowerment. Her artistic vision is a social one that questions and celebrates the beauty, dignity and perseverance of those who have, or continue to, overcome adversity and repression - whether human, animal or nature. Her work has been produced and screened in Canada, the United States, France, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Chile. Her theatre acting credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Unity 1918, Julius Caesar, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Her film and television credits include lead roles in several feature films (Bachata, Viola, Gelsomina, Cold), co-host of TV’s Latin Focus, and various comedy performances on Canada's Rogers TV & Oprah Network.

Exhibition at 1313 Gallery, Toronto, Canada. In co-presentation with LCCA – Latino Canadian Cultural Association and CANORAAA (Canadiens et Canadiennes d'origine Africaine, Antillaise et Asiatique du Canada).