New Mexico Highlands media arts students Kenneth Bachicha, left, and Veronica Black are working on a documentary film on SITE Santa Fe’s Seventh International Biennial Exhibition.


Two New Mexico Highlands media arts students joined students from the College of Santa Fe and the Institute of American Indian Arts to film a documentary on SITE Santa Fe’s Seventh International Biennial Exhibition.

SITE’s Biennial is known worldwide for the innovation of its art curators and for showcasing great curators ahead of the rest of the art world. “We got to meet some really inspiring artists from around the world, who have a lot of different thoughts on art, politics and life,” said Veronica Black, a New Mexico Highlands sophomore, who is working on the film with senior Kenneth Bachicha and four Santa Fe students.

Black and Bachicha filmed SITE’s participating artists in January as they explored Santa Fe’s galleries and culture. They will return in May and June to film the artists creating their work for the exhibition.

“We were lucky. We got to tour a majority of the museums in Santa Fe,” said Bachicha, who plans to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Media arts in May. “It was a great opportunity to work and network with other film students. Everybody brought something to the table.” Black said meeting artists from around the world gave her inspiration for her second major at Highlands, fine art.

“It was like a family,” Black said. “A lot of the artists in this year’s exhibition are up and coming as well. I was excited to see their styles.”