Political Bodies / Latin American Group Exhibit

Curators: Julio Pantoja & Marcelo Brodsky

Photographers:

Ananké Asseff
Visual artist born in Buenos Aires in 1971, specializing in photography and video installation. Her work deals with identity and social violence. She has earned recognition and won awards from the most important galleries in Argentina.
Photo: My Family Portrait, 2004-2005.

Anamaría McCarthy
She was born in New York and has lived in Lima, Peru since 1973. She worked in sculpture, painting and etching, and then began with photography in 1987, specializing in nude portraits. In 2001, she published her first book, Memoria del cuerpo.
Photo: Blindfolded (Series of 6 photos and video), 2001

Ataúlfo Hernán Pérez Aznar
Born in the La Plata region on August 21, 1995. He got his degree in geography from Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He founded the first specialized photo gallery in the country, “OMEGA,” in 1980. He has held numerous exhibits in Argentina and abroad.
Photo: Hominids, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, La Plata, 1989,
Direct photo, 100 x 100 cm

Eduardo Gil
Photographer, curator and professor. He has been showing his work in Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia since 1981. His photographs are now a part of renowned international permanent collections in Argentina and abroad.
Photo: Silhouettes and Policement / Resistance March, 1983
Direct photo, Black & white, Variable dimensions.

Eduardo Longoni
Born in Buenos Aires in 1959. He is the photo editor of Diario Clarín since 1990. He has presented his work in diverse countries and has published several books, such as La Fotografía en la Historia Argentina (Photography in Argentinean History).
Photo: Pucará Destroyed in Malvinas, 2007
Direct digital shot, Variable dimensions.

Eduardo Medici
Born in Buenos Aires in 1949, he studied drawing and painting with Anselmo Piccoli. He has a degree in Psychology. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Argentina and abroad, and has participated in fairs and biennales. His works are included in official and private collections.
Photo: I’m Not So Alone, 1996

Elda Harrington
Born in Buenos Aires, where she currently lives and works. Works with photography since 1984. She is a photographer, curator, editor and professor, and for the past 10 years has been a cultural administrator in the field of photography. She has participated in numerous collective and individual art shows.
Photo: Stone Embrace, 1998. Silver gel –Analog shot, 48 x 47.4 cm

En Negro y Blanco- fotografías del cordobazo al juicio a las juntas
The book En Negro y Blanco -fotografías del cordobazo al juicio a las juntas is a project aims to contribute to the construction of memory and the recovery of the works by graphics journalists during the darkest period of Argentinean history. The exhibited photos comprise a book and a show presented in New York, Berkeley, Perpignan, Paris, Madrid, as well as several cities in Argentina.
Photo: CGT March on March 30, 1982 – Pablo Lasansky

Fabiana Barreda
She was born in Buenos Aires on July 27th 1967. She is developing her thesis, "Proyecto Hábitat – Arquitectura Bio social desde 1997 hasta 2007" ("Habitat Project: Biosocial Architecture from 1997 to 2007"), and directs the Psychology Art Gallery (UBA). Professor in the department of Psychology of Art, UNTREF and IUNA.
Photo: Recyclable Habitat Project: Food Capsule in the Trash Circuit, 1999.
Photoperformance direct shot, Light box 100x100cm, Edição 1/14.

Fabio Morais
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1975, he has exhibited his work around the world. His works appear to be cut up or de-materialized, and they allude to fragility, time and memory.
Photo: Photo…Bio…Graphy Series, 2002-2003. Dry point on light-sensitive photographic paper and book, 18 x 22 cm.

Federico Casinelli
Born in Buenos Aires in 1978. Active member of H.I.J.O.S. He began working with photography in 1998. He lives in Tucumán. He has participated in diverse shows on the provincial and local levels. His personal production is mainly framed by the treatment of issues of identity and social memory.
Photo: Untitled. From the Los Cuerpos de la Identidad Series (The Bodies of Identity)
Created in the context of the escrache to genocidal murderer Domingo Antonio Bussi, held in the province of Tucumán on October 13, 1998. Black and white photo, Tmax 3200, 15 x 22 cm.

Fernando Gutiérrez
Fernando Gutiérrez was born in Buenos Aires in 1968 and started to study photography at age 21. Currently, he is the photo editor for La Nación's magazines (Rolling Stone, Brando, Living, Lugares and others). He has exhibited his work in Argentina and abroad.
Photo: From the River Things Series, 2006. Direct shot, digital photograph, 90 x 180 cm.

Gabriel Orge
He works as an independent photographer and since 2000 he coordinates the Taller de Experimentación Fotográfica (Photographic Experimentation Workshop). Individual and collective identity as built through photographic portraits is one of the themes that organize his work. The influence of media and the traces of violence are the crux of the works comprised in the SMALL series.
Photo: SMALL Series, 2002-2003
Color photograph – lambda print, 200 x 100 cm
*This piece was completed thanks to a creative grant from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

Gustavo Di Mario
Nasceu em 1969 em Buenos Aires, Argentina. É fotógrafo auto-didata e trabalha sobre o olhar do outro, e sua intimidade conseguindo um vínculo sem artifícios prestando-se ao jogo.
Photo: Série Las de Caballito (As de Caballito), 2006. Fotografia c print, 28 x 35 cm.

Helen Zout
Fotógrafa, professora e pesquisadora argentina. Participou de numerosas mostras nacionais e internacionais. Recebeu uma bolsa John Simon Guggenheim 2002 com seu trabalho “Huellas de Desapariciones durante la última dictadura militar en Argentina 1976-1983” (Traços dos desaparecimentos durante a última ditadura militar na Argentina 1976-1983).
Photo: Da série: Huellas de Desapariciones durante la última dictadura militar en Argentina 1976- 1983, 2002. Photo tomada na região La Plata de um desenho sobre a tortura realizado por Julio Jorge López, ex-detento desaparecido do Centro Clandestino de Detención “Arana”, atual destacamento policial. Medidas variadas.

Humberto Rivas
Nasceu em 1937 na Argentina. No ano de 1976, mudou-se para Barcelona onde começou a relacionar-se com o mundo da fotografia. Participou de várias exposições individuais e coletivas e é um referencial para as gerações atuais de fotógrafos.
Photo: María, 1979, 25,5 x 25,5 cm

Luis González Palma
Nasceu em 1957 na Guatemala. Estudou arquitetura e cinematografia na Universidade de San Carlos de Guatemala. Sua fotografia trata a situação dos indígenas Mayas e o povo mestiço da Guatemala.
Photo: O Olhar crítico, 1998. Lâminas de ouro, resina e película ortográfica, 100x100 cm.

Marcelo Brodsky
www.marcelobrodsky.com
He trained as a photographer during his exile in Barcelona. He has exhibited his photographic work in diverse countries and has edited numerous books. He is a member of the Buena Memoria Human Rights organization and of the Comisión pro Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado (commission to build monuments to the victims of state terrorism).
Photo: Self-portrait, executed. San Felipe Neri square, Barcelona, 1979. Silver gel copy.

"It’s odd that, when I show this image to friends who shared the experience of exile, many of them remember having similar photos from the same period. There we are, being executed, bombarded, persecuted... As if the image had been a way for us to recognize the situation we’d endured and served as a mechanism to overcome our fear."


Marcos López
He was born in Santa Fe, Argentina, in 1958. He has had numerous exhibits as a photographer and has published various books. Besides his personal video and photography work, he works in journalism and takes photos for publishing houses, magazines and advertising.
Photo: Autopsy, 2005. Color photograph, Lambda System, hand-colored.

Martín Acosta
47-yeard-old Argentinean independent graphics journalist. Director and professor of Argraescuela. His work deals with the disappeared children from the most recent Argentinean dictatorship. Recipient of SIP, ADEPA and La Nación awards, he was also a FNA grant recipient.
Photo: DNA, 2001-2007. Direct shot, medium format. Variable measurements.

Nelson Garrido
He is the first Venezuelan photographer to be awarded the prestigious Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (1991). He has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibits around the world, the most recent one being Mapas Abiertos, and Con Cities in the 10th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy (2006).
Photo: The Murder of Baby Jesus, 1993. Cibachrome, 50 x 60 cm.

Norberto Julio Puzzolo
Born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1948. He studied drawing and painting in Juan Grela G.’s workshop, showing his work in individual and collective exhibits since 1966. He was one of the active producers of Tucumán Arde (Tucumán Burns), Argentina’s emblematic project of the 1960s.
Photo: Self-Portrait with Barbed Wire, 1999. Photograph on hand-emulsified paper, 94 x 94 cm.

Pablo Garber
He draws the register of his own body with light and juxtaposes graphic references that result, as in traditional photography, in a “register of reality”, but the impossibility of recognizing the elements at play breaks the viewing norms that immediately associate the image with its object, turning reflectively against representation.
Photo: Soul-portraits, 1995-1998. Silver s/gel on acetate support, 43 x 35 cm each.

Ramón Teves
Born in Tucumán in 1971. Self-taught artist. Since 1922, he has worked as a graphics journalist for the Siglo XXI newspaper; and has collaborated with INFOTO Agency since 1996. He has participated in multiple shows as a photographer, winning various awards.
Photo: Photoperformance Tucumán-Chicano, 2005. Digital photography (retouched), 74 x 97 cm.

Res
Res was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1957. He studied photography at the Escuela de Arte Lino E. Spilimbergo and the Casa del Lago, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He has exhibited his work around the world and has received numerous awards and fellowships throughout his career.
Photos: Yo cacto, 1996 (Fragment in 4 pieces)

Santiago Porter
Santiago Porter was born in Buenos Aires in 1971. He studied photography in Buenos Aires and New York. His work has been showcased in individual and collective shows both in Argentina and abroad.
Photo: From the La Ausencia (The Absence) series, diptych #20, 2002. Chromogenic prints 100 x 100 cm. each.

"Noemí is the widow of Juan Carlos Terranova. Juan Carlos was 52 years old and was a food distributor. When a bomb exploded at 9:53am on July 18, 1994, Juan Carlos was unloading merchandise on Pasteur Street, just meters away from the AMIA entrance. These were his eyeglasses."

Sebastián Friedman
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1973. Beyond thematic concerns, he tends to focus on things that make him uneasy, so to speak. His photos aim to confront and de-naturalize our notions of normality, to make visible what has been invisibilized by the influence of everyday life.
Photo: Jorge (From the Segurismo series). Color Copy, 2006.

Tatiana Parcero
Tatiana Parcero was born in Mexico City in April 1967. She started working with photography in 1985, and since 1989 has focused on the body and on self-portraits. Her work encompasses photography and video, exploring concepts such as identity, memory, territory, time, and more recently, migration-immigration.
Photo: Re-invention # 23, 2006, 2/5 (Honeycomb torso open hands), Acetate and Lambda print, 80 x 100 cm.