Artist, Graphic Designer and Researcher
(ES, CL~1997)
Barcelona based.  

Andrea’s practice explores storytelling as a gesture to activate and enchant transformational experiences through her audiovisual installations, graphic work, performances, workshops, and lectures. Her focus on storytelling encompasses ecological narratives, animism, hybridity, magic, and dreams; which for her, re-enchant this world, open new worlds and allow for a regenerative narrative to birth in a society of rigidity and linearity. Her graphic language involves gestures such as ornaments, illustrations, photography, website design, and riso-printing.

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Cruda Collective 


§ymBi𑃰c3nՓ: Temporalidades Ecoicas y Memorias Futuras(2024)

The project originates from the creation of a speculative fable that imagines what future ecosystems might be like, expanding and reformulating the notion of the neofossil. This speculative scenario is then given the name §ymBi𑃰c3nՓ: a new geological era in which Earth has become a testament to the resilience and adaptability of nature, governed by mutualism and synergy.

Installation with biomaterials and partially generative using Biofeedback for sound and ligths. 

Collaboration with: Ander Vallejo Larre, Pierantonio Mangia 
& Rocio Gomez.

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Planta Kinetica (2024)

For this digital plant to move, it needs to be watered, turning the piece interactive for the audience. The plant follows a cycle of movement that persists until it is no longer wet. The lights represent each turn the plant makes and can be manipulated through OSC, sent by other organisms, playing with the idea of nature and technology as a symbiotic ecosystem. 

Collaboration with: Rocío Goméz &
Ander Vallejo Larre (When plants Sing). 

Sound Design:  Ander Vallejo Larre.

ReRooted (2024)

By Cruda Collective

This artistic video was done in conjunction with Virginia Vigliar’s workshop called An ecological approach to masculinity. Cruda’s production was aimed at creating a hybrid and fluid documentation of the workshop’s leading question and
principle: what is the masculine and how can we rewild it?

Film winner of the open call ‘THE WORLD(S) WE WANT’ by @ and that will be exhibited in Malaga, Mallorca, Bilbao, Madrid and Zaragoza.

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Living Riddles(2023)

Video installation that conceives Lichens as a mythical entity The work endeavors to meld the realms of science fact,  with science fiction, stretching the boundaries of speculative storytelling, in order to rekindle the enchantment surrounding lichens.  Lichens assume a rebellious countenance, embodying resilience and embracing the intricacies of polyamory, unreservedly embracing its openly hybrid nature.This myth unfurls through three phases: Interstellar Ancestor, Symbiotic Dreams, and Liminal Beings.

Concept, visuals, myth: Andrea Galano Toro
Recording, Composition, Sound Design & Mix: Anderson Kaltner
Voice: Tomaz Bevilaqua Ferreira

Video Recordings during Valley Of The Possible Terra Preta (2022) Residency.

Thanks to the support and funding of Museo del Hongo

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De Allá Pa Acá (2021)

Translating to the colloquial Spanish as 'from there to here', De allá pa acá follows the speculative journey of one microbe, travelling from a Chilean mine to its new residence in the lithium battery powering your laptop. Microbes, extraordinarily minuscule living organisms, can survive in extracted lithium – the element that powers our everyday, electronic devices. This odyssey serves as a speculative vehicle to tell a multiplicity of stories of the Atacama Desert; from its cosmological creation to the necropolitics of Pinochet’s dictatorship. 

Sound Design: Yannick Wandel
Instrumental: The Four frogs in the Woods.

Shown at:
Sonic Acts Biennal 2022
Fiber Festival Amsterdam 2022
MINE in Osaka

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Water Tongues(2022)

Video Installation exploring the idea of becoming a body of Water, by an embodied research of Herbergue’s protected Pond. During a week Andrea went to look and listen under the water and to its surroundings, to the more than human, the hybrid anphibians and the lentil algae. The installation potraisa results of the exploration of the misterious and silent pond. The narration consists on a speculative spell of diving into the pond, emboding its creatures and listening to its memories.

Video beamed on water, headphones.

Research at Onsite Residency

Hilos en Hilos (2023)

Portals for the film Hilos en Hilos(2023) by Laila Saber Rodriguez and Marco Cariola. The portals indicate transitions from life, death, whir-hole and rebirth. The drawings are Inspired in of hybrid creatures, gates, fences and suns. Later combined with handwritting by laila’s father Alaa Saber. More about the film

Director: Laila Saber Rodriguez
Music: Marco Caricola
Director of Photography: Joris van den Einden
Performers: Shynna Kalis, Davy Koopman, Iris Bosker, Gabriel Giordano, Mina & Gauthama Manawanduge
Portal Designs: Andrea Galano Toro

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Cicatrizes (2020)

During social movements the transformation of public space is key to understand the narrative of the country; the walls carry stories and tales from the people;the ground carries the sweat of the protesters; the ashes are left behind, and the water that was thrown over, which later evaporates. The video reflects on the materiality of those and their traces, the meaning of the water, the fire, the smell, and the layer of paint, as a form of cultural cleansing. 

The video attempts to unravel what lies underneath the layer of paint. As well as critiquing google maps or Satellite imagery that lack the historical memory of a country, in this case, Chile, a country with a present revolution and a recent dictatorship.

Shown at Homecinema: unreliable narrators.

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Cruda Collective (2021-Present)

Within her collective called Cruda shared with her research and art collaborator, Laila Saber Rodriguez, they facilitate experimental workshops, performance readings, and lectures. The duo explores their practice of spell-writing, monsters, hybrids, and shapeshifters

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