Luisa Covaria was born in Bogotá, Colombia. On 2002, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Mahindra United World College of India. UWC is an international organization, which brings youth from around the world in order to promote cross-cultural understanding, civic engagement and social development. It was in India that Luisa discovered her passion for film. She realized that audiovisuals were the best medium to capture her world-view and advocate for social and environmental change. On 2005 Luisa attended Middlebury College thanks to the Davis scholarship program. During her college career, she pursued and pioneered participatory video projects with youth in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Costa Rica. Luisa’s passion for and work in social documentary won her a Watson Fellowship nomination in 2009.
Luisa also works with video installations and experimental video. On 2009, Middlebury College commissioned her to create the closing performance for the nation-wide event, Freedom Without Walls, a homage sponsored by the German embassy to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Currently, Luisa is based in Brooklyn finishing her master degree at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.