MUSAS MUXE
NELSON MORALES

Nominated to the Prix du Livre Les Rencontres d'Arles 2018

ABSENTIA

DEMOLITION

THE EYE OF THE GLACIER

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HUÉSPED
DIEGO MORENO

ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book deals with the Muxes in an exploration of the cultural, sexual and personal identity of the author and this community in Oaxaca. Since pre-Hispanic times, Zapotec culture has accepted homosexuality, giving it an active role and an open position within society, much more relevant than anywhere else in Latin America. The Muxes are organically integrated into the social and economic fabric of the community, making a comment on duality as a deeply rooted characteristic of this country. Nelson Morales has been developing this project for almost eight years, during which time he has photographed in his own community in the isthmus of Oaxaca. Musas Muxe, like a film, is constructed from the process of creating the work itself. Over time, Nelson Morales approaches the subject, the photographic medium and the way of relating to the Muxes in different ways, creating and recreating the imaginary of the subjects and the author himself from changing perspectives that delve deeper and deeper into multiple layers of Zapotec culture. Sexuality, identity, and gender as a key theme in society. Musas Muxe is the author's search for a glimpse of the complexity of the Muxes in their search for their own identity, confronting themselves in the sensual, overflowing and disturbing space, the Muxe space. 
Through images and texts Diego Moreno narrates the complexity of his family history, one that is marked by disturbing cycles of domestic violence, machismo and attachment to the Catholic religion. This photobook, in the form of a family album, allows the author to construct a present to find his place in the world and to reflect more deeply on the fragility and complexity of the human condition, and the hostile time we inhabit. 

Huésped has been developed over six years, during which Diego has explored his own identity through an intense process of immersion in photography as a means of connecting with his family universe, creating and recreating scenes that allow us to enter into this complex web of relationships, at the same time as they are transformed in the photographic act itself. From the time of the Spanish Conquest, 

Chiapas has been a state in Mexico where diverse cultures coexist, where cultural and social contrasts remain in constant tension. Mexico's border with Latin America, a crossing point for undocumented migrants, the scene of the Zapatista struggle, a place inhabited by indigenous peoples who keep alive pre-Hispanic customs, the so-called "coletos", descendants of Spaniards, mestizos and foreigners, make up an extremely complex social mosaic. 

NELSON MORALES


Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca. He studied Communication. For eight years she has dedicated herself to photography and has studied contemporary photography programmes in Mexico. Her work focuses on themes of sexual diversity, gender and identity. She attended the Seminario de Fotografía Contemporánea at the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín and the Centro de la Imagen (2015), Incubadora de Fotolibros at Hydra + Fotografía (2016), workshops with Antoine D'Agata, Yumi Goto and other international teachers. Solo and group exhibitions in countries such as: Spain, Colombia, Portugal, Germany, Malaysia, Argentina, USA, India, Brazil, Netherlands and Mexico. Exhibition FOAM X HYDRA, 2015, Amsterdam and The Netherlands, Draft of an Intervened Body, ARTEXARTE gallery, Argentina. Artist residency at McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, 2017. Publication in the issue "Future gender", Aperture. Selected in the New York Times portfolio review 2017, which published a monographic report on his work. Selected for the XXVIII Biennial of Centro de la Imagen. Participates in photography festivals in India, Brazil and USA. 



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Size: 21 x 30 x 1.5 cm 
Number of pages: 84 
Offset Printing  
Print run 500
Languages: Spanish 
PRESS
AWARDS
FOLA PHOTOBOOK AWARD Nominee
Nominated to the Prix du livre Les rencontres Arles 2019

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