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BIO

Liza Ambrossio (b.Mexico City, 1993) is a Mexican artist based between UK and París, France. She´s graduated of a double bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences, UNAM (México) and Industrial Design by UAM-UT (MEX-USA) with a master’s degree of photography and artistic projects from PIC.A School’s Photo España. Her body of work combines photographs of macabre archive with cryptic paintings, performance, intervention, installations, videos, psychology, medicine, lucid nightmares, science fiction and witchcraft that come together in free association. Her work is an exercise in sinister freedom that has a strong relationship with chance and instinct, mixing different techniques (archive images, pictorial intervention, makeup, collage, performance, analogue and digital photography …).

When she was sixteen years old she asked one of the house keepers of her mother’s house to steal photographs of the old family albums, while Liza self-portraying herself looking for ways to survive at a distance during the emancipation of her family due to the mental illness of her mother, while passing by chilling scenes of the dawn in Mexico City, México, her project lasts eight years. She talks about 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 poetry devours its seduction.

Project awarded with the Discoveries award 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, IMAGO19 festival in Portugal, Photo London and JustMad; 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 nominated as one of the best photo books of the year 2018 by the most influence spanish newspaper El País.

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 and winner of the Discoveries prize of Foto Magazine in Germany.

She has been nominated for the Plat(t)form review of the Winterthur Fotomuseum in Switzerland 2019 and Liza has been granted with scholarships for production residencies in Iceland, the United States, Luxembourg and France 2017-2019.

 

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 between Madrid, Spain and París, France.

 

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

2019 Scholarship in Paris, Fr, Residence of free management, France.

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 IMAGO Festival, Liza Ambrossio, Lisbon, Portugal, Guest artist.

2019 Photo London, Liza Ambrossio, London, UK, Guest artist.

2019 FORMAT Festival, The rage of devotion, Derby, UK, Guest artist.

2019 JustMAD, The rage of devotion, Madrid, Spain, Guest artist.

2019  FNAC: ‘Blood Orange’, Barcelona/ Valencia/Murcia/Alicante/Zaragoza/Coruña/Bilbao, 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

2019 IMAGO Festival, Liza Ambrossio, Lisbon, Portugal.

2019 Photo London, Liza Ambrossio, London, UK

2019 FORMAT Festival, The rage of devotion, Derby, UK.

2019 MADPHOTO, The rage of devotion, Madrid, Spain.

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

2019 Más de arte, Liza Ambrossio: The call of the wild, Spain

2019 PHROOM, Liza Ambrossio, The rage of devotion, Italy

2019 Burn Magazine, Liza Ambrossio, The rage of devotion- Fujifilm/Young Talent Award 2018, U.S.A.

2019 El País, Best photo books of the year,The rage of devotion, Desiertas Ediciones & La Fabrica, Spain.

2018 Contra Replica, Enfoque Manual: The rage of devotion, Laura Garza, México.

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).

https://vimeo.com/user66654129

 

PHOTOBOOKS LIST

2018 El País, Best photobooks of the year,’La ira de la devoción’ (The rage of devotion), Desiertas Ediciones (México) & La Fabrica (Spain).

 

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
2019 FNAC-Valencia, Blood and Orange,Liza Ambrossio, Spain
PAST
2019 FNAC-Barcelona, Blood and Orange, Arianna Rinaldo & Liza Ambrossio, Spain
 2018 Camara Oscura Gallery, The Rage of devotion, Spain
2018 Royal Photographic Society, Rage & Devotion, Spain.
2018 Transforming Arts Institute, Rage & Devotion, Spain.
2018 School PIC.A Alcobendas, Rage & Devotion, Spain.
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.

 

NOMINEE OR JURY

2019  OIJ International Youth Organization for Ibero-America, Photography competition Jury, Spain
2018  El País , Selection of best photobooks of the year, Nominator, Spain

 

CONTACT

ambrossioliza@gmail.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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