Sandra Vivas was born in Caracas, where she earned her BFA from Universidad Central de Venezuela, later she completed a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Vivas is a video and performance artist with strong conceptual influences, questioning clichés about identity and the structure of power in relationships. Vivas works with multiple medias: including drawing, painting, video, live performances and most recently film. Vivas has been living in Dominica, West Indies since 2009 and her work has been part of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  After Hurricane Maria in September 2017, Vivas moved temporarily to Barbados