In 2015 I decide to abandon all relationship with my past, to change my life in the most extraordinary way possible. I looked in, I remembered the last sentence with which my mother left me the last time I saw her and started a series of portraits submerging in my own psychology, colliding between my nightmares, lascivious looks, my fear of touch and Monstrosity of what the home and the family represents to me. In ‘The Anger of Devotion’ (‘La ira de la devoción’) I find that although I look, I do not want to look, because when what I live in my series looks at me, it is completely monstrous.
In 2016 I’m going to travel the world liberated from much of the above. Looking for my reflection, I begin by diagnosing an external and eternally present evil of American politics towards the people of my country (Mexico) and even the Mexicans themselves; racism so I use a world population, the ginger people, as my visual motive.
I am adhering to the series, staging myself little by little, as a fictional character named Iv Li. Without knowing how it works, I use the houses of my friends, the landscapes of the countries where I travel, to take pictures of myself, mixing them with those of other ginger people that I find in the narrative of my story. Once alone, I use Iv Li to recreate the life of a woman persecuted not by others, but by herself, carried out to the point of absurdity.
‘Orange enchilada’ is the search for an identity, from an alter ego that travels with me in different countries. Traveling with a suitcase that hides wigs, strange clothes and make-up. In each country we find Iv Li in solitary moments of preparation and anticipation to something that is not clear. The flight or the attack is waiting. Any routine of life becomes a metamorphosis of science fiction. Before returning to the rebellion where the ‘other ginger’ have been added, Iv Li appears alone, absorbed and exhausted by her own reflection.
b. 1992. Mexico City, Mexico. Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
‘Within you live all the gods, all the heavens and all hell’
2017 -2018 Scholaship ‘Discoveries‘ Master in photography in the PIC. A School of Photo Spain and ‘La Fabrica’, Madrid, Spain
2016 Certificate in “New documental photography”, GYM of art and culture (Gimnasio de Arte y cultura), México City, México
2015 Scholaship for the Certificate in photographic investigation “Los ornamentos del olvido” (The ornaments of oblivion) , Pagina en blando, México City, México
2010-2015 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
2010-2013 Bachelor´s degree in Design, Metropolitan Autonomous University (U.A.M.), México City, Mexico
2017 Scholaship in Gulkinstan Residence for artist, Iceland
2017 Scholaship in Dallas, Texas. Residence for artist, U.S.A.
2018 Scholaship for the portafolio review in ‘Houston Fotofest’ , Houston E.U.A., personal invitation
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, Trasatlantica, Panamá, official selection
2016 Lens Couture, Emerging talent, Holland, shortlist
2015 International Festival of the Image (F.I.N.I), México, series winner
2014 Festival, Paraty em foco, Brazil, shortlist
2016 The anger of devotion (‘La ira de la devoción’), Gallery 186, Ensenada, Baja California, México
2016 Blood of my blood (‘Sangre de mi sangre’), Gallery Casa Gotxicoa, San Pedro Garza, N.L., México
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Parque fundidora, Selección oficial del Tercer Concurso de Fotografía Contemporánea de México (Official selection of the Third Contest of Contemporary Photography of Mexico), Monterrey, México
2017 Pagina en Blando, Emergentes y desconocidos (Emerging and unknown), México City, México
2015 Pagina en Blando, Disculpe las molestias (Excuse me for the inconveniences), México City, México
2014 Centro Cultural de España en México, Selección oficial del Festival Internacional de la Imagen (Official selección of the International Festival of the Image), México City, México
2014 Festival Paraty em foco, Selección oficial del Festival (Official selección of the Festival) Paraty, Brazil
2018 Fototazo, LatAm f100:Liza Ambrossio (…), Latin America
2017 Espacio Gaf, Liza Ambrossio “La ira de la devoción”, Latin America
2017 Project 1×1, Liza Ambrossio, México
2016 Rafael Roa Photography and more, Liza Ambrossio, Spain
2016 FANG Magazine, Sangre de mi sangre (Blood of my blood), México
2015 Yaconic, Disculpe las molestias (Excuse me for the inconveniences), México
2015 Cuartoscuro, Los pecados de mi padre (The sins of my father), México
2015 L´Oeil de la photographie, Les péchés de mon père, E.E.U.U.- France
2017 La ira de la devoción (The anger of devotion), in process
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