Yannis Lobaina is an Award-winning Toronto-based artist with more than twelve years of experience as a published author, creative visual storyteller, art facilitator and emerging filmmaker.She is originally from Cuba. Yannis loves to explore immigration, diaspora, and motherhood themes through different storytelling tools.
She has published worldwide more than 25 short fiction stories and Flash Non-fiction essays. 2020, she issued in Tint Journal Magazine with non-fiction called Canadiana Boots. And published a Short story Deeply rooted with Publisher Editorial Mapale. She has produced more than 40 short fiction and documentaries in Cuba. https://vimeo.com/446279810.
Yannis received the RBC Arts Access Fund (Toronto Arts Foundation, 2019), which helped fund her photography exhibition ‘Rebirth,’ which was showcased in August 2019 by Raw Artist Network (Toronto) at Mod Club. In 2018, she received the RBC Arts Access Fund (Toronto Arts Foundation), which helped fund her facilitate multiple creative writing and Bilingual storytelling workshops for children in the various branches. In 2017, Yannis received a Micro-Grant recipient for her short Documentary “Where the Magic Happens” as an emerging filmmaker.
Lobaina is currently working on a series of photo essays called “Awake.” focusing on minimal visual storytelling photography and capturing mother nature’s fleeting moments and beauty.
Meet the performers at our next LITERARY READING “Tinted Tales. reading across cultures,” this October 27 at 8 PM (CET), livestreamed on our YouTube channel: Yanita Georgieva, Ana Henriques Brotas, Yannis Lobaina, Leo Newhouse, Sihle Ntuli, Skanda Prasad and Frederick Reinprecht. Click here for our video teaser!