rava films – Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland Director, Cinematographer, & Editor

Working collaboratively since 2012, rava films’s Rafael Salazar and Ava Wiland produce thought-provoking independent works and engaging non-fiction videos for institutions, organizations, and companies in the world of the arts, culture, entertainment, and beyond. One of New York City’s leading creators of films on contemporary art, the team has directed, produced, shot, and edited for the Whitney Museum of American Art, TATE, Arte TV, and Storm King Art Center, among others. Longtime Art21 contributors with a unique flair for visually-driven filmmaking, Rafa and Ava have been responsible for some of Art21’s most celebrated and popular films, screening at prestigious venues and festivals across the globe, and garnering industry honors, including a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Select Art21 films

Tanya Aguiñiga in “Borderlands”
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in “Borderlands”
Richard Misrach in “Borderlands”
Postcommodity in “Borderlands”“Berlin”
Aki Sasamoto: An Artist Walks into a Bar
Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation
Guadalupe Maravilla & the Sound of Healing