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BIO

Liza Ambrossio is a young Mexican artist based in Madrid, Spain. Her body of work combines photographs of macabre archive with cryptic paintings, performance, intervention, installations, videos, psychology, lucid nightmares, science fiction, ero-guro and witchcraft that come together in free association.

Wen she was sixteen years old she asked for one of the house keepers of her mother’s house to steal photographs of the family albums while Liza self-portraying herself looking for ways to survive away from her family’s own decision, while compiling chilling early-morning scenes in Mexico City, her mental and real travels from her adolescence to her adulthood. In her project The rage of devotion-La ira de la devoción, the feminine is threatening because it seduces and in the poetics of its seduction devours. Project awarded with the Discoveries scholarship of Photo España-La Fabrica, the scholarship portfolio review for FotoFest 2018 in Houston, she was selected to participate for New Visions 2018 in the Cortona On the Move Festival, Italy, she received the first honorific mention for the Emerging Prize within the Encontros Da Image festival-2018, Portugal and the first prize in the Voies Off Award 2018 in Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France also she has been invited to exhibit at the FORMAT19 festival in the UK, and  she was a finalist for the Burn Award of the Magnum Foundation and Fujifilm 2018. Resulting in a photo book co-edited by Desiertas Ediciones & La Fabrica.

For her latest project  Blood Orange-Naranja de Sangre, Liza paints with three colors: orange, red and yellow the psychology of uprooting, madness, love and loneliness as an affront to terror and dehumanization because she believes that human passion is in itself a act of challenge. Series awarded with the FNAC New Talent Award, 2018, the 6th. Edition of the (TAI) Photography Talent Grant, Liza is currently selected for the contest Full Contact in Tarragona, Spain and the DOCfield Dummy Award Fundación Banc Sabadell 2018 in Barcelona, ​​Spain.  Also she was winner of the Babel Gallery Award (Brazil) in the first Contest of Contemporary Photography of Latin America in Monterrey, Mexico. She has recently been nominated for the Plat(t)form prize of Winterthur Fotomuseum in Switzerland 2019 and Liza has been granted with scholarships for production residencies in Iceland, the United States and Luxembourg 2017-2018.

 

STATEMENT

Reality is overrated and fantasy underestimated, in my opinion the richest thing that exists in life is fabulation and the power to imagine. That is why my photography is loaded with performative and cinematographic gestures, at the same time allusive to the pictorial archive and the documentary. Consequently, my work has become an exercise in sinister freedom carried to its strangest consequences, which has a strong relationship with chance and instinct trying to use all the narrative tools to create some emotion within the imperfection. It is an affront to terror and dehumanization because I believe that human passion is in itself an act of defiance. I enjoy playing to fail and live, mixing different techniques (archive images, pictorial intervention, makeup, collage, analog and digital photography …).

The texts that accompany my work inspired them based on crude instants of extreme detachment. Between madness and complete clarity (flash-backs). I capture the encounter and the search of my demons and of others as exits to freedom. I continue a transgressive aesthetic search between the strange and the everyday, the constructed and the fortuitous, being subtle and magical at the same time. My projects discuss the rudeness, subtlety, complexity and emotion of living outside the structures, thus illustrating my existential, mystical and psychic journey.

In my most recent projects I open my practice to reflect on how perverse, and unnecessary are the social structures (family), telling them how I have experienced them; an inbreeding curse in the context of Mexican sorcery. In my most recent experiment I investigate the consequences of the execution of female violence by intermingling my mental and real travels as a declaration of honesty until the rupture with myself.

 

C.V.

Liza Ambrossio

b. 1993. Mexico City, Mexico. Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

 

EDUCATION

2018-2019 Scholaship Talents Oficial Master in art photography and documental in the Transforming Arts Institute (TAI), Madrid, Spain

2017 -2018 Scholaship Discoveries Master in photography in the PIC. A School of Photo España and ‘La Fabrica’, Madrid, Spain

2016  Bachelor´s degree in Science of Communication whit specialty in journalism, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; National Autonomous University of Mexico (U.N.A.M.), Mexico City, Mexico

2016  Bachelor´s degree in Industrial Design, Metropolitan Autonomous University (U.A.M.)-Austin-University of Texas (U.T.), México-U.S.A.

 

RESIDENCES

FORTHCOMING / CURRENT

PAST

2018 Scholaship in Luxembourg, Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg

2017  Scholaship in Gulkinstan, Residence for artist, Iceland

2017  Scholaship in Dallas, Tx, Residence for artist, U.S.A.

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

FORTHCOMING / CURRENT

2019 Unseen platform, Unseen festival, Holand, Nominated Artist

2019 Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Nominated Artist

2019 FORMAT Festival, Derby, UK, Selected Artist

PAST

2018 Burn, The emerging photographer fund, Magnum foundation & Fujifilm, N.Y, U.S.A., Finalist

2018 DOCfield Dummy Award, Banc Sabadell Foundation, Barcelona, ​​Spain, Shortlist

2018 Babel Gallery Award (Brazil), First Contest of Contemporary Photography of Latin America, Monterrey, Mexico, Artist winner

2018 Full Contact 2018, SCAN Terragona , Terragona, Spain, Selected Artist

2018 Encontros da Image, Braga, Portugal, First honorific mention

2018 Voies Off Award 2018, first prize, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France, Artist winner

2018 FNAC, New Talent Award, Spain, Artist winner

2018 Scholaship ‘Talents’ of the Transforming Arts Institute (TAI), Oficial Master in art photography and documental, Spain, Artist winner

2018 New Visions, festival Cortona on the Move, Cortona, Italy, Selected Artist

2018 Scholaship  for the portafolio review  in ‘Houston Fotofest’ , Houston E.U.A., N.L. Photo, Artist winner

2017 Bindu special prize of The Third Contest of Contemporary Photography of México, Monterrey, Mexico, Artist winner

2017  Scholarship ‘Discoveries 2017-2018’ to study the master in photography in the PIC. A school of Photo Spain and La Fabrica, Spain, Artist winner

2017  Photo Independient, U.S.A., Shortlist

2016  Tokio Photo Awards, Japan, First honorific mention

2016  Photo España, Trasatlántica, Panamá, Official selection

2015  International Festival of the Image (F.I.N.I), México, Artist winner

2014  Festival, Paraty em foco, Brazil, Shortlist

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

FORTHCOMING / CURRENT

2019 FORMAT Festival, The rage of devotion, London, UK

2019 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Bilbao, Spain

2019 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Coruña, Spain

2019 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Zaragoza, Spain

2019 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Alicante, Spain

2019 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Murcia, Spain

2019 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Valencia, Spain

2018 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Barcelona, Spain

PAST

2018 ‘Blood Orange’, FNAC, Madrid, Spain

2018 ‘The rage of Devotion’, Camara Oscura Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2018 ‘The rage of Devotion’, Photomeetings Luxembourg 2018, Luxembourg

2016 ‘The rage of devotion’, Gallery 186, Ensenada, Baja California, México

2016 ‘Blood of my blood (Brama)’ , Gallery Casa Gotxicoa, San Pedro Garza, N.L., México

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

FORTHCOMING / CURRENT

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PAST

2018  Fundidora Park, Official selection of the Fist Contest of  Contemporary Photography of Latin America, Monterrey, México

2018 Museum Alberto Sampaio, Winners of the Encontros da Image, Guimarães, Portugal

2018 Photomeetings Luxembourg, Isabel Muñoz, Gisèle Freund & Liza Ambrossio, The rage of devotion, Luxembourg

2018 Cosmos Arles Books, The family of no men, Official Selection Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

2018 Voies Off , Official Selection, Arles, France

2018 Cortona Festival, Official Selection New Visions, Cortona, Italy

2018 Alcobendas Art Center, Official selection of the Master’s works of Photo España, Alcobendas, Spain

2018 Photo Museum Cuatro Caminos (FM4), Official selection of the Third Contest of  Contemporary Photography of Mexico, Mexico City, México

2017  Fundidora Park, Official selection of the Third Contest of  Contemporary Photography of Mexico, Monterrey, México

2017  Pagina en Blando, Emerging and unknown, México City, México

2015  Pagina en BlandoExcuse me for the inconveniences, México City, México

2014 Cultural Center of Spain in México, Official selección of the International Festival of the Image, México City, México

2014  Festival Paraty em foco, Official selección of the Festival, Paraty, Brazil

 

FILM SCREENINGS

2018 ‘Too strong for fantasy’, projection, FNAC, Madrid, Spain

2018 ‘Too strong for fantasy’, projection, Gallery Camara Oscura, Madrid, Spain

2018 ‘Too strong for fantasy’, projection, Photomeetings Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2018 ‘The rage of devotion’, projection, Voies Off 2018, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

2018 ‘The rage of devotion’, projection, PhotOn, Valencia, Spain

2018 ‘Blood Orange’, projection, Foto noche 2018, Alcobendas, Spain

2018 ‘The rage of devotion’, projection, New Visions, Cortona, Italy

2018 ‘Too strong for fantasy’, Alcobendas Art Center, Alcobendas, Spain

2018 ‘Liza Ambrossio Mix’, Center of the image, Contemporary Images Platform (PICA), México City, México

 

SELECTED PRESS

2018 PHMuseum, Liza Ambrossio, The rage of devotion, UK

2018 Influencers Magazine, Liza Ambrossio, The demons that brought success, Spain-USA

2018 SCOPIO editions, The rage of devotion, Portugal-France

2018 EFE Agency, Liza Ambrossio the Mexican pearl of photography, Spain-Iberoamerica

2018 NCI Interview with Liza Ambrossio, Spain

2018 FNAC press Interview with Liza Ambrossio, winner of the XVII Edition of the New Talent Fnac, Spain

2018 El País, Liza Ambrossio: “Immorality is important in my work”, Spain

2018 L’Officiel, Own vision-Liza Ambrossio, México

2018 TAI Blog, Liza Ambrossio “I believe in freedom as a flag”, Spain

2018 NEO2 Magazine, Liza Ambrossio – The rage of devotion, Spain

2018 Cadena Tres, Liza Ambrossio, Spain

2018 Cada día un fotógrafo, Liza Ambrossio, Spain

2018 ABC Cultural, Alberto Garcia-Alix & Liza Ambrossio, Spain

2018 fotoMAGAZINELiza Ambrossio, Germany

2018 El país, Madrid, in terms of art, is not old Europe. And that is good news, Spain

2018 El Mundo, The visual Artist Liza Ambrossio release the demons, Spain

2018 El Mundo, Here the monsters swarm, Spain

2018 Albedo Media, Liza Ambrossio -The rage of devotion, Spain

2018 Le Jeudi, Femmes engagées – 14e édition des Photomeetings Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2018 Revue, Women’s world, Luxembourg

2018 Woxx, Photomeetings: Trois femmes fortes, Luxembourg

2018 Vogue ItalyLiza Ambrossio, Italy

2018 Eyes on TalentsLiza Ambrossio Voies Off Award, UK

2018 Explore nation/ klphotoawards.com, Journey to Rome-Travesrsing the ominous to conquer the darkness whit Liza Ambrossio, Steven Lee, UK

2018 Clavo Ardiendo Magazine, The esoteric photograph of Liza Ambrossio arrives in Camara Oscura, Spain

2018 Vanguardia, ‘The rage of devotion’ wins photography prize in France,  México

2018 Photo España, Student wins the prestigious Voies Off award in Arles France, Spain

2018 British Journal of Photography, Arles: Young guns on show (…), UK

2018 FNAC España, Liza Ambrossio winner of New talent award, Spain

2018 Clavo Ardiendo Magazine, Liza Ambrossio, Spain

2018 La Jornada,Go from rage to devotion and vice versa, México

2018 Center of the image, Liza Ambrossio (PICA), México

2018 Fototazo, LatAm f100:Liza Ambrossio (…), Latin America

2017 Espacio Gaf, Liza Ambrossio The rage of devotion, Latin America

2017  Project 1×1, Liza Ambrossio, México

2016  Rafael Roa Photography and more,  Liza Ambrossio, Spain

2016  FANG Magazine,Blood of my blood, México

2015  Yaconic,Excuse me for the inconveniences, México

2015  Cuartoscuro,The sins of my father, México

2015  L´Oeil de la photographie,Les péchés de mon père, E.E.U.U.- France

 

BOOKS

2018  ‘Naranja de Sangre (Blood Orange), Dummy-2018

2018  La ira de la devoción (The rage of devotion), Desiertas Ediciones (México) & La Fabrica (Spain)

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PHOTOBOOKS EXPOSITIONS

2018 Foto Colectania Fundation, Blood Orange-Naranja de sangre, DOCfield Dummy Award Fundación Banc Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain

2018 Cosmos Arles Books, The rage of devotion-La ira de la devoción, Best photobooks of the year, Selection Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

 

ARTIST TALKS
FORTHCOMING / CURRENT
 2018 Royal Photographic Society, Rage & Devotion, Spain
2018 Transforming Arts Institute, Rage & Devotion, Spain
2018 School PIC.A Alcobendas, Rage & Devotion, Spain
PAST
 2018 FNAC Callao, Blood Orage, Madrid, Spain
2018 Cercle Cité, Rage & Devotion, Luxembourg

 

 COLLECTIONS

2018 Televisa Foundation (Fundación Televisa), Ciudad de México, México

2018 Luz del Norte Festival, Monterrey, México

2018 LUMOS Art Space, Seul, Korea

2018 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea, Seul, Korea

2018 National School of Photography in Arles, France

2018 Photolux Festival, Toscana, Italy

 

CONTACT

lizaambrossio@hotmail.com

REPRESENTED IN MADRID BY

CAMARA OSCURA

http://www.camaraoscura.net/

 

REPRESENTED IN LUXEMBURG BY

GALERIE CLAIRE LAFONTAINE

http://www.galerie-clairelafontaine.lu

Contact

My Contact Information

Email: info@lizaambrossio.com





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