Ana María Millán was born in 1975 in Cali, Colombia, and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Millán received her MA Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2012. Millán’s work addresses the politics of animation and fiction in relation to digital cultures and subcultures, violence, gender, and political propaganda. She has developed techniques based on traditional role-playing games to create similar dynamics that result in films and animations. She explores topics such as amateur culture, pop culture, sound territories, and technology, incorporating the possibility of errors in rehearsals. Her work locates a personal and sceptical voice in the narrative spaces of video, investigating different forms of transmission of information in relation to subcultures, ideas of violence, and exclusory discourses. Speaking from local stories, Millán harnesses the possibilities and mistakes typical of rehearsals, as well as incorporating narrative forms that are considered dysfunctional.

Her work has been shown at the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021); Art Encounters Biennial, Timișoara (2019); Ana María Millán, A Solo Exhibition, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam (2017); Immortality for All, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2016); Frío en Colombia, Archivo General de la Nación, Bogotá (2015); Auto-Kino! presented by Phil Collins, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin (2009); and I Still Believe in Miracles—Part I and II, Musée d’Art Modernede la Ville de Paris (2005).