MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL
"The contemporary self-portrait should show the artist, explore his concept of identity - whether his own or in a broader or universal sense - and should offer the viewer a biased point of view or a contemplation of the self.
The workshop proposes the construction of images based on exploration and introspective research. To initiate a photographic project based on different forms of self-representation that respond to the needs, concerns and obsessions of each participant.
The workshop will take place in group and individual sessions. Throughout the workshop, a photographic project will be developed using the self-portrait as a starting point. In group sessions, different themes will be presented in relation to self-representation, authors, forms and production strategies. Each student will be assigned different exercises that will help in the creative and practical solution of their images.
Daily individual review of the images that have been developed from the proposed exercises. Analysis of the work of various authors who have used the self-portrait as a fundamental part of their photographic creation. At the end of the workshop, the student will have a selection of photographs that can form part of a project or notes for future development. The workshop will close with an exhibition of the group's results.
She has been trained in different workshops at the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo and the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín Etla. She received a scholarship to study at Seminario de Fotografía Contemporánea from the Centro de Ia Imagen. She has been a scholarship holder at the program Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), in the area of photography during the 2011 and 2014 editions. In 2012, the French Institute for Latin America (IFAL) awarded her a scholarship to develop an artistic residency at the École Nationale Superieure de Ia Photographie in Arles, France. And from program FONCA-CONACYT, an artistic residency during 2013, in Salzburg, Austria.
Her work was selected to participate in the XV Bienal de Fotografía del Centro de Ia Imagen 2012, in the Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea de México 2012 receiving first honourable mention and in the Octava Bienal Puebla de los Ángeles 2011, she has exhibited in solo and group shows in Mexico, Belgium, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras and France. She was also a candidate for the Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean region to participate in the Joop Swart Masterclass 2012 organised by World Press Photo.
In 2014 she was a finalist for the Roberto Villagraz scholarship and her work was part of the 11th edition of the Paraty em Foco festival in Brazil, she has received a grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, Young Creators in the period 2011-2012 and is currently a scholarship holder for the period 2014-2015.
In 2015 she was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award at the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, and her work is part of the collection of Fundación Televisa, the collection of Allen Blevins, director of the Bank of America Merill Lynch Collection, as well as other public and private collections.