My work has to do with the object as symbol. I am interested in the relationships established between things and the subject that sees, describes, analyzes and names them. Representation as language, as metaphor.
The theme of memory and its construction is constant in the discourse of my work. Memory is at the center of the collections, interminable lists, the spirit of the Wunderkammer, and the Cabinets of curiosities. I consider my work to be open, always in continuous process.
I explore diverse techniques and materials as methods of expression, such as: artist books, installations, photographic displays, boxes, projections, images and moving images.
Patricia Lagarde López
Patricia Lagarde has displayed her work in galleries and museums around the world in both group and solo shows. In Mexico she has shown in spaces such as Centro de la Imagen, Museo de Arte Moderno, Museo Carrillo Gil, Museo de Historia Natural, Museo Álvarez Bravo, Galería Patricia Conde, Galería Ema Molina, Galería E. Romero, and CENART. Abroad some of the spaces she has shown her work include: Galería Ocurrance (Montreal, Canada), Centro Cultural Lowicka (Warsaw, Poland), el Centro Cultural Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) and CODEX International Book fair (San Francisco, USA).
Patricia Lagarde has published books and specialized magazines such as Luna Córnea, Artes de México, Casa del Tiempo, Alquimia, La Tempestad and Espacio.
Prizes and distinctions:
First place for the competition 'MASQUELIBROS' ,Madrid, Spain, 2017
Member of the Mexican National System of Art Creators (Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte) 2015-2017
Official Selection for the competition ‘De la Memoria y el Olvido’, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 2013
First place in TV Category, XIX Festival and Exhibition of National TV and Video Network for the documentary on her work: Naturaleza Quieta: “Polaris”, TV UNAM, 2013
Special Prize in the Second FUMCA Competition, 2013
Juror for the at PROGRAMA EDMUNDO VALADÉS, FONCA, 2011-2012
Honorary mention for her book “Wunderkammer” from FOTOSEPTIEMBRE (International Artists Book Fair), Mexico City, 2011
Juror and Mentor, Programa Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, 2009
Official Selection, XI Bienal de Fotografía, México, 2004
Official Selection, X Bienal de Fotografía, México, 2002
Induced into the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, 2001-2003
Grant recipient, Programa de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales, FONCA, 2000
Grant recipient, Programa Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA ,1995
She has participated in the following international contemporary art fairs:
Context, Art (Miami: 2012), Paris Photo (Paris: 2013, 2014) Zona MACO (Mexico City: 2013, 2014, 2015)
In the United States, her photos and books are housed by collections at Stanford University Library, The Paul Getty Foundation, and The University of California at Berkeley. In Mexico, they form part of collections at Fundación Alumnos 47, Centro de Documentación MH, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, and el Centro Universitario UAQ of Querétaro.
She has given courses and workshops in Oaxaca at both the Museo Álvarez Bravo and at the Centro de Artes de San Agustín; in San Luis Potosí at the Centro de Artes; in Guadalajara at ITESO and in Mexico City at the Museo de Arte Moderno, at the Centro de Cultural Digital, at the Academia de San Carlos and at “La Esmeralda”, among others.
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