LIZA AMBROSSIO

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Office Project Room // PARADISO - Ettore Tripodi, Liza Ambrossio, Marta Roberti

Biography

Liza Ambrossio (Mexico City, 1993) lives and works between Madrid and París. She began her artistic practice at the age of sixteen years old when she asked a housekeeper of her mother’s house to steal photographs from family albums. In Mexico City at the time, Ambrossio was portraying her passage from adolescence to adulthood looking for ways to survive from a distance during the process of emancipation from her family. Meanwhile she worked as a photographer covering murders in the early morning hours for a local newspaper. In these moments, she discovers that the hell she holds inside is the same as outside.

After a BA in Communication Sciences and Design in Mexico City, she was awarded the Descubrimientos scholarship for an MA in photography and artistic projects at PIC.A (PHotoEspaña-La Fabrica) in Madrid, Spain. Her universe incorporates symbols alluding to witchcraft that mixes with her written narrative, photographs, installations and videos that she unites by free association, driven by the theories on psychological manipulation and its influence on the continuation or rupture of the power professed by different social structures. She also seeks in her work the exercise of a sinister freedom that has a strong relationship with chance and instinct, and involves the destabilization of female canons that threaten the possibility of exceeding the ethnic, sexual, moral, religious and political limits.

Her work has been exhibited across Europe, USA, and Mexico. Including museums like the Göteborgs Konstmuseum and the Hasselblad Center in Sweden, also international fairs such as Art Basel, Photo London and UNSEEN. Her work has been reviewed by The British Journal of Photography, The Magnum Foundation, El País, El mundo, Der Greif, Unseen magazine and Vogue Italy. She has been awarded the FNAC New Talent in Spain, Voies Off in Arles, France the same year, and recently the Flash Forward in Canada, the PhEST in Italy and the PHmuseum New Generation Grant 2019 in UK.

Liza Ambrossio Blood Orange

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EDUCATION
2018 | PIC.A PHotoEspaña MA Photography and artistic projects, Madrid, SPA
2017 | University of Texas Exchange program for students of excellence, Texas,
USA
2016 | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México BA (Hons) Communication
Sciences, Mexico City, MEX
2016 | Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana BA Design, Mexico City, MEX

AWARDS AND HONORS
2019 | World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program, nominne
2019 | World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, nominne
2019 | Red Hook Labs: New artist III, selected artist
2019 | Magenta Foundation Flash forward, winner
2019 | PHMuseum New generation prize, winner
2019 | PhEST Festival internazionale di fotografia, winner
2019 | Belfast Photo Festival winner
2019 | Verzasca Foto Festival finalist
2019 | Winterthur Museum Plat(t)form, nominee
2019 | Unseen platform nominee
2019 | Transforming Arts Institute Talent Scholarship
2019 | FotoMAGAZINE Discoveries, winner
2018 | Magnum foundation & Fujifilm Burn award, finalist
2018 | Banc Sabadell Foundation DOCfield Dummy Award, finalist
2018 | Festival Luz del norte Galeria de Babel Award, winner
2018 | SCAN Tarragona Full Contact, selected artist
2018 | Encontros da Image honorable mention
2018 | Voies Off Award 2018 winner
2018 | FNAC New Talent Award, winner
2018 | Cortona On the Move New visions, selected artist
2018 | Houston FotoFest Portfolio Review Scholarship
2017 | Festival Luz del norte Bindu Award, winner
2017 | PHotoEspaña Discoveries Scholarship
2017 | Photo Independient Dummy award, honorable mention
2016 | Tokio Photo Awards honorable mention
2016 | PHotoEspaña Trasatlántica, selected artist
2014 | FINI, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, winner
2014 | Festival Paraty em foco finalist

SOLO SHOWS
2020 | LUMUS Art Space “The rage of devotion” KOR (upcoming)
2019 | IMAGO Festival “The rage of devotion” PORT (upcoming)
2019 | Gothenburg Museum of Art/ Hasselblad Center SWE (ongoing)
2019 | PhEST “The rage of devotion”IT (ongoing)
2019 | BFOTO Festival “The rage of devotion” SPA
2018-2019 | FNAC New talent award “Blood orange”, SPA
2018 | Camara Oscura “The rage of devotion” SPA
2016 | Casa Gotxicoa ‘Sangre de mi sangre (Brama)’, MX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 | International Center of Photography (ICP), USA (upcoming)
2020 | photoSCHWEIZ 20, SWE (upcoming)
2020 | Museum of Contemporary Art of Querétaro (MACQ) ENFOQUE,
MEX (upcoming)
2019 | Office Project Room, ITA (ongoing)
2019 | UNSEEN Amsterdam, IND (ongoing)

2019 | Alianza Francesa, PAN (ongoing)
2019 | ILHAM Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, MY (ongoing)
2019 | PHROOM Paradiso, IT (ongoing)
2019 | Singapore Art Book fair, SGP
2019 | Art Stays, SVN
2019 | Red Hook Labs: New artist III, USA
2019 | EQUINOM, USA
2019 | Athens Photo Festival, GR
2019 | Art Basel, SZ
2019 | Belfast foto festival, IRL
2019 | Somerset House, UK
2019 | FORMAT Festival Forever Now, UK
2019 | JustMAD SPA
2018 | Museum Alberto Sampairo Encontros da Image, PORT
2018 | Foto Colectania DOCfield Dummy Award, SPA
2018 | Cosmos Arles Books Best photo books of the year, FR
2018 | Fundidora Park Luz del norte, MEX
2018 | Photomeetings Luxembourg LUX
2018 | Cosmos Arles Books The family of no men, FR
2018 | Centro de Arte de AlcobendasMA de PHotoEspaña, SPA
2017 | Foto MuseoCuatro Caminos (FM4) MEX
2017 | Fundidora Park Luz del norte, MEX
2014 | Pagina en Blando Excuse me for the inconveniences, MEX
2014 | Centro Cultural de España en MexicoFINI, MEX
2014 | Festival Paraty em foco BRA

FILM SCREENINGS
2019 | ‘Too strong for fantasy’ PhEST, IT
2019 | ‘The rage of devotion’ Obscura Festival, MYS
2019 | ‘The rage of devotion’ Just Another Photo Festival, IND
2019 | ‘The rage of devotion’ Cortona On The Move, IT
2019 | ‘The rage of devotion’ Odesa Photo Days, UKR
2019 | ‘The rage of devotion’ Circulations, FR
2019 | ‘Too strong for fantasy’ (2018) Internationales Frauenfilmfestival
Dortmund Köln / Women’s Film Festival, DEU
2018-2019 |’Too strong for fantasy’ (2018) FNAC, SPA
2018 |’Too strong for fantasy’ (2018) Camara Oscura, SPA
2018 |’Too strong for fantasy’ (2018) Photomeetings Luxembourg, LUX
2018 | ‘The rage of devotion’ (2018) Voies Off 2018, FR
2018 | ‘Winners of Luz del norte’(2018) PhotOn, SPA
2018 | ‘Blood Orange’ (2018) Foto Noche 2018, SPA
2018 | ‘The rage of devotion’ (2018) Cortona On The Move, IT
2018 | ‘Too strong for fantasy’ (2018) Art Center of Alcobendas, SPA
2018 | ‘Liza Ambrossio’ (2018) Centro de la Imagen, MEX

BOOKS
2019 |Paranoid sleep psychosis by Liza Ambrossio (ongoing)
2019 | On death by Kris Graves Projects + Humble Arts Foundation, Yale
University
2019 | Bohemian Rhapsody by Andres Isaac Santana, Ira y Devoción, ED. Le
Project
2018 | The rage of devotion by Liza Ambrossio, ED. Desiertas Ediciones & La
Fabrica

SELECTED PRESS
2019 |Espacio Gaf “Ambrossio: “immortal, divine, food of the gods, destined
for eternal life””, MX
2019 |Unseen Magazine “Issue 8, Family”, NL
2019 | Vogue Magazine “A Q&A with Mexican artist Liza Ambrossio”, IT
2019 |Der Greif Catherine Troiano/ Victoria and Albert museum, DE
2019 | Foto Féminas/ PHmuseum, “A Mexican Photographer Confronts her
difficult personal history”, HKG
2019 | SWITCH Magazine Artist featured, IT
2019 | Visions Magazine “The Uncanny Roam”, CN
2019 | Panorama Artist featured, MEX
2019 | BLINK Magazine Interview, KOR
2019 | ArtNexus #111, COL
2019 | Woman Magazine Interview, SPA
2019 | Xataka foto “I am a promiscuous artist (…)”, SPA
2019 | British Journal of Photography Interview, UK
2019 | Más de arte “The call of the wild”, SPA
2019 | PHROOM Artist featured, IT
2019 | Burn Magazine Fujifilm/Young Talent Award, USA
2019 | fotoMAGAZINE “Liza Ambrossio: The discovery of the year”, DEU
2018 | El País “Best photo books of the year”, SPA
2018 | Tendencias del mercado Artist featured, SPA
2018 | Contra Replica “Manual Focus: The rage of devotion”, MEX
2018 | Influencers Magazine “The demons that brought success”, SPA
2018 | SCOPIO editions Artist featured, PORT
2018 | Agencia EFE “The Mexican pearl of the photography”, SPA
2018 | El País “Liza Ambrossio: In the veins of a sorceress”, SPA
2018 | NCI Interview, SPA
2018 | FNAC press “Winner of the XVII Edition of New Talent”, SPA
2018 | El País “Liza Ambrossio: Immorality is important in my work”, SPA
2018 | L’Officiel “Own vision”, MEX
2018 | TAI Blog “I believe in freedom as a flag”, SPA
2018 | NEO2 Magazine Artist featured, SPA
2018 | Cadena Tres TV Artist featured, SPA
2018 | Cada día un fotógrafo Artist featured, SPA
2018 | ABC Cultural “Alberto Garcia-Alix & Liza Ambrossio”, SPA
2018 | El País “Madrid, in terms of art, is not old Europe. And that’s good
news”, SPA
2018 | El Mundo “The visual artist Liza Ambrossio throws the demons”, SPA
2018 | El Mundo “Here the monsters swarm”, SPA
2018 | Albedo Media Artist featured, SPA
2018 | Le Jeudi “Femmes engagées”, LUX
2018 | Revue “Women’s world”, LUX
2018 | Eyes on Talents “Liza Ambrossio: Voies Off Award”, UK
2018 | Explore nation/ klphotoawards.com “On a train to Rome, the ominous
journey to cross the darkness with Liza Ambrossio, Steven Lee”, UK
2018 | Clavo Ardiendo Magazine “The esoteric photography”, SPA
2018 | Vanguardia “The rage of devotion wins important contest in France”,
Mexico
2018 | Photo España “Student wins the prestigious Voies Off award in Arles
France”, SPA
2018 | British Journal of Photography “Arles: Young guns on show (…)”, UK
2018 | Clavo Ardiendo Magazine Artist featured, SPA
2018 | La Jornada “From the rage to the devotion and vice versa”, MEX
2018 | Centro de la Imagen Artist featured, MEX
2017| Fototazo “LatAm f100: Liza Ambrossio (…)”, USA
2017 | Espacio Gaf Artist featured, VEN
2016 | Rafael Roa Fotografía y más SPA
2015 | Cuartoscuro “The sins of my father”, MEX
2015 | L´Oeil de la photographie “The sins of my father”, FR

ARTIST RESIDENCY
2018 | Neumünster Abbey LUX
2017 | Gulkinstan ISL
2017 | TX USA

SELECTED LECTURES
2019 | Photobrik, Casa Colón “All devotion causes rage”, Rakel Zenker & Liza
Ambrossio, SPA (upcoming)
2019 | VOGUE Festival “All devotion causes rage”, Giuseppe Oliviero & Liza
Ambrossio, IT (upcoming)
2019 | Konstmuseum “All devotion causes rage”, Johan Sjöstöm & Liza
Ambrossio, SCB
2019 | PhEST Festival “All devotion causes rage”, Arianna Rinaldo & Liza
Ambrossio, IT
2019 | BFOTO Festival “All devotion causes rage”, SPA
2019 | PhotOn Valencia “All devotion causes rage”, SPA
2019 | FORMAT Festival “About the Rage of devotion”, UK
2019 | Mecànic “All devotion causes rage”, Arianna Rinaldo & Liza Ambrossio,
SPA
2019 | FNAC-Valencia “All devotion causes rage”, Tania Castro & Liza
Ambrossio, SPA
2019 | FNAC-Barcelona “A trip to madness”,Arianna Rinaldo & Liza Ambrossio,
SPA
2018 | Camara Oscura “A trip to madness”, Alberto Garcia-Alix & Liza
Ambrossio, SPA
2018 | Royal Photographic Society “Rage and devotion”, SPA
2018 | La Fabrica “The rage of devotion”, Alberto Garcia-Alix & Liza Ambrossio,
SPA
2018 | Transforming Arts Institute “Rage and devotion”, SPA
2018 | PIC.A PHotoEspaña “Rage and devotion”, SPA
2018 | FNAC-Madrid “Rage and devotion”, SPA
2018 | Cercle Cité “Rage and devotion”, LUX

NOMINATOR, REVIEWER OR JURY
2019| PhotOn Festival, Photographic competition, Jury/Reviewer, Spain
2019| FNAC New Talent Award, Photographic competition, Jury, Spain
2019 | OIJ Organismo Internacional para la juventud de America
Latina Photographic competition, Jury, Spain and Iberoamerica
2018 | El País Selection of the best photo books of the year, Nominator, Spain.

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