Candelaria Saenz Valiente was born in Buenos Aires and now lives in Berlin. She is a musician, writer and artist. She studied film at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and later graduated in Arranging and Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the years 2008-2012 she was the front woman of the band Paristetris. She is the author of a performance installation called La sensación de ser Mr. Luxus Reinstaldt and is the published author of two books, a novel and a book of short fiction.
Candi likes to invent things, her latest invention, the Ebertonium Candidus, is an analog synthesizer that amplifies the sounds of light bulbs, which inturn can be altered and pitch bent. This instrument was produced by Tomasz Ebert. She has written a pilot for a tv show called “Good morning! The morning show” which is currently in production.
As Pictorial Candi she has released three LP albums “Eat your Coney Island”, “Drink” (an album in the shape of a fizzy drink in two flavors) and FOREVER TILL YOU DIE (2016). Her 4th album “The secret salts” is coming out on June 14th, 2019 on Mansions & Millions and Nicey Music (L.A.). Among various videoclips, she’s directed Star Gel, Rhoda, Dead Teens and Got things to do (Portrait of an artist as an insurance salesman).