“MERDE” (Shit) · Visual Poetry by Cuca Canals
Cuca Canals holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Universitat Autònoma in Bellaterra (Barcelona).
She worked in advertising until 1992, winning the most important international awards in the film festivals of Cannes (winner of the Grand Prix), New York, San Sebastián and Brussels. Furthermore, she is the only woman in Spain to have won the c de c de Honor awarded by the Club de Creativos.
In 1988 she met the film director, Bigas Luna, with whom she collaborated as a screenwriter. Her first film, Jamón Jamón won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Continuing to work with Bigas Luna she also wrote Huevos de Oro (Golden Eggs), which won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival, La Teta y la Luna (The Tit and the Moon) the Golden Osella Award for Best Original Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival, and La Camarera del Titanic (The Chambermaid on the Titanic), Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, and the Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain) for Best Adapted Screenplay.
She has published three novels, Berta, la larga (Berta, the Tall One) (1996), La hescritora (1998) and Llora, Alegría (1999) that have been translated into different languages. She has also written several children’s books.
At the same time, she has exhibited her pictorial works in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Krakow and Warsaw, as well as publishing four books of Visual Poetry.
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