THESIS

Failed State

  • Failed State

    How does Venezuela, a country with such riches, end up in ruin? What does it feel like to watch it decay from the inside? Failed State, a fictional narrative journal, aims to answer these questions and more from the point of view of an artist in denial. In this story, Venezuela’s crisis is observed from the personal perspective news-media always lacks. It also hopes to show the ways in which people’s skills, as underappreciated as they may be, have tremendous value.

  • Ana Lozada Failed State

    Failed State

  • Ana Lozada failed State

    Failed State

Ana Lozada

Ana Lozada (MFA Visual Narrative, Class of 2019) is a Venezuelan illustrator, designer and visual storyteller originally based in Osaka. Due to her diverse international experience, her influences range from European expressionist artists to Japanese animators such as Masaaki Yuasa. During her years at Osaka Communication Arts College, she was awarded the 2014 Grand Prize for the Asahi Newspaper student advertising Contest by Osaka Copywriter’s club. Since then she’s worked in various video-game projects and her work has been included in Latin American Illustration 7’s online collection. Ana's mentor is Rose Wong.