About aCinema

aCinema is a collaborative curatorial effort between Janelle VanderKelen and Takahiro Suzuki. 

Janelle VanderKelen

Janelle VanderKelen is an artist whose practice spans multiple media. Her work plays at the edges of things and explores the cultural and psychological impact of the experience of time, the linger, and things that are defiantly borderless, generatively erroneous, and that take up more time or space than they ought. She currently lives and works in Milwaukee, WI where she received both her MFA in Film, Video, and New Media and her MA in Art at the University of Wisconsin. Her work has screened and shown at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. Some of her most recent exhibitions include ShapeShifters at The Grange Film Series in East Haddam, CT; The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival in Milwaukee, WI; and the traveling Femme Tour Truck Exhibition in conjunction with the Biennal Miradas de Mujeres at various cities throughout Spain and Portugal. 


Takahiro Suzuki

Takahiro Suzuki is an artist currently residing in Milwaukee, WI (USA).  He completed his BA in Studio Art from the University of Virginia concentrating in the media of photography and cinematography, and received his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  His recent works in film and video have contemplatively explored the relationships between histories.  By drawing parallels between and creating links through documented facts and statistical data Suzuki pushes towards and challenges the unreliable connection between correlation and causation.  Through the creative voice of crafting these essayistic narratives, the end product is not so much a thesis upon which to land, but rather an open question or hypothesis for the audience to consider.  His works have exhibited and screened nationally and internationally.