IVETE LUCAS -
Ivete Lucas was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2009 she received a grant from the Mexican Film Institute to direct her first short film, Asma, which was short listed for the Mexican Academy Awards. Since then she has written and directed a number of award winning short films and documentaries in Mexico and the USA. She earned an MFA degree in filmmaking from the University of Texas at Austin with grants from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts and the Teresa Lozano Long Center for Latin American Studies. Also a visual artist, Ivete collaborates with partner Otis Ike to create video installations in galleries and museums.
OTIS IKE -
Otis is a self-taught photographer, video artist, and documentary director. From 2003-2007, Ike worked as a fabricator for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (a.k.a. Twist), aiding in the creation of new work for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His 2009 exhibition Libres y Lokas with Ivete Lucas was acclaimed in several Texas art journals including Art Lies, Fall 2009 issue In 2010, Ike was awarded the top grant from the 2010 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund to finalize post-production of a feature length documentary about Vietnam War re-enactors, Vietnam Appreciation Day (Fall 2013). He is currently in post production on two other feature documentaries The Curse and The Jubilee and Architecture in Crisis due to be completed in 2014.