Magdalena Orellanalives and works in Madrid. She studied at the University of Design, Architecture & Urbanism of Buenos Aires, and at ECAM (Madrid), where she received a diploma in Documentary filmmaking. In 2020, she finished a postgraduate course in Filmmaking studies at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián).
Interested in the possible intersections between fiction and non-fiction, her work navigates the hybrid and indecipherable parables of everyday life.
She has participated in different artist residencies and programs such as the Collaborative Studio of UnionDocs (New York), Graphic Design Summer School (Central Saint Martins, London), Artists in Residence (CA2M & La Casa Encendida, Madrid), Summer Sessions at V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, in collaboration with Hangar, Barcelona), MRG Work (Márgenes Film Festival, Madrid), Ikusmira Berriak (San Sebastián International Film Festival, Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture, Donostia), Matadero Madrid, and X Films (Punto de Vista Film Festival, Pamplona).
Some of her works have been shown at The Film-Makers' Coop (New York), Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), Cineteca (Madrid), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), MediaLab Prado (Madrid), BilbaoArte (Bilbao), CCCB (Barcelona), Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián), Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, Matadero Madrid, among others.
She currently works as an independent graphic designer and filmmaker remotely from Madrid.