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Centro Cultural La Moneda, Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio and Centro de la Imagen de la Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México present the exhibition Women and territory ethos: photographers from Chile and Mexico, curated by the Mexican art historian Emma García Krinsky and the Chilean photographer María Cristina Alemparte, which presents the particular visual imaginaries, techniques and points of view of four prominent artists: Yolanda Andrade (Mexico), Liú Marino (Chile), Mariana Matthews ( Chile) and Vida Yovanovich (Mexico).

This exhibition invites us to explore the work of four photographers who, being committed observers and involved in their cultural contexts, construct images capable of accounting for both the latent social issues in the territories where they operate, and their own experiences as women artists. Within the more than 70 photographs present in the exhibition, various landscapes are included in the catalogue—rural and urban, intimate and public—that tell stories inscribed in our continent.

About the curator
  • Emma García Krinsky (Mexico city) Art History graduate of Universidad Iberoamericana. Currently, she is an independent researcher and curator. Emma collaborates in the conservation and cataloguing of several photographic archives, among which are Fondo Guerra Civil Española at Promotora Cultural Fernando Gamboa and Archivo Fotográfico de la Revolución at Centro Cultural Isidro Fabela – Museo Casa del Risco.
  • María Cristina Alemparte (Santiago, Chile) is a photographer and curator.  She is also a cinematography graduated of Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Chile. She has worked as a professional photographer from 1985 to the present, publishing in various media, especially those dedicated to art and architecture. She has also created and carried out editorial projects—as an author and photographic editor—related to the life and work of artists and poets, such as Pablo Neruda’s Houses and Objects, Federico Assler, Francisco Smythe, among others.

About the artists
  • Vida Yovanovich (Habana, Cuba, 1949) arrived in Mexico when she was seven years old and has lived there since then. Her work explores the lives and identities of women from a reflective and intimate work that has navigated particularly complex environments related to human existence.
  • Yolanda Andrade (Tabasco, Mexico, 1950). Between 1976 and 1977 she studied photography at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. Between 1977 and 2003, she exclusively worked in black and white, developing an extensive project about Mexico City. Since 2003, Yolanda has been photographing in colour with digital cameras and has expanded her projects to cities in various countries. Her work bears the imprint of the most important photographers in street photography, such as Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander. In her current work the influences of painting, cinema and literature are evident.
  • Liú Marino (Santiago, Chile, 1978) is a filmmaker and photographer. Also, she is a cinematography graduate of Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in Cuba. She has developed her career in Havana, Berlin, Rome and Santiago, and has exhibited her works in individual and group exhibitions in various cities, including Nice, Beijing, Bologna, Lisbon, Reykjavik, Nanjing and Santiago.
  • Mariana Matthews (Santiago, Chile, 1946) lives and works in Valdivia, Chile. As a child, she moved with her family to live in the United States. Between 1964 and 1969 she studied at the American University in Washington D.C, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts. Between 1969 and 1970 she studied photography at the University of Ohio and in 1976 she returned to Chile. As part of her specialization in photography and the management of photographic collections, she completed various courses during the nineties, including the Master Class with Mary Allen Mark at the Rockport Photographic Workshops, Oaxaca, Mexico (1998).
January 19 to July 28, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Photography Gallery | Level -3
Free admission

Photography © Mariana Matthews