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Fall 2020 Photo Lecture Series: Mariela Sancari

Mariela Sancari

Mariela Sancari (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1976) has lived and worked in Mexico City since 1997. Her work revolves around truthfulness and fiction in images, using personal narratives to explore the boundaries of the scope of photography as a means of representation. It refers to the affective dimension, yet not sentimental, of autobiographical work, as well as formal explorations of the medium, through questions related to staging and self-referentiality in photographic practice.

Winner of the VI Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales Yucatán 2013 and PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos Prize 2014, among others, her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibition in Barcelona, Belfast, Buenos Aires, Busan, Guatemala City, Houston, Jaipur, Los Angeles, London, New York and Oaxaca. Her first book Moisés was selected by several curators and reviewers, such as Sean O'Hagan, Tim Clark, Erik Kessels, Jörg Colberg, Larissa Leclair, Yumi Goto and Colin Pantall, among others, as one of the Best Photobooks published in 2015. In 2017, she published her second book in collaboration with writer Adolfo Córdova: Mr. & Dr. Her new book, The two headed horse. Reenactment in ten acts will be released in 2020.  

*Please note that all lectures will be held virtually for the fall 2020 semester.