Fernanda Roel

Mexico City, 1975.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Fernanda Roel

Exercises of Collaboration 2002-2024

Exercises of Collaboration
Fernanda Roel, Mexico

Hand-made artist's book of 26x26cm, with 14 archival pigment prints on cotton of 23x23cm and a text booklet in an acrylic

Limited edition of 30 certified, signed and numbered copies.

Performer: Luisa Sáenz.

Collaborations of Fernanda Roel with: Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Gabriel Kuri, Dr. Lakra, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes, Guillermo Santamarina, Melanie Smith, Sofía Táboas, Laureana Toledo & Pablo Vargas Lugo.

Texts: Ery Cámara, Arturo Delgado, María Minera y Fernanda Roel.
Editorial Design: RED
Artisanal Binding: Su Yin Wong.

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Fernanda Roel

Mexico City, 1975.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Exercises of Collaboration is an artistic project of collective exploration created by photographer Fernanda Roel between 2002 and 2009, integrating her craft with contemporary visual practices as well as with the human body.

Roel invited 14 artists who were part of the same generation and who did not typically work with the human form, looking to remove them from their usual creative dynamics. Drawing from their own individual languages, each of the artists proposed a concept for a photo session, all of which were interpreted by the same model. Roel captured every interpretation in square format analogue photographs using a Hasselblad camera.

A careful selection of pictures from each session ‒ their printing, and design ‒ turn each of the 30 copies of this artist’s book into a work that values processes and collaborations. The book is also the embodiment of the concepts and ideas of a generation of artists.


Fernanda Roel (Mexico City, 1975) is a photographer and creative director. With BA degrees in Photography from the London College of Printing and Distributive Trades, London Institute (UK) and Fashion Design by Degli Abíti Artistic Studio (Mexico), Fernanda has more than a dozen courses and postgraduate degrees in photography and other artistic disciplines, including: Photo-Book-Workshop by Bruno Ceschel, Gonzalo Golpe, Ramón Pez at Galeria Hydra (2016); Comprehensive Photography Program by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Laureana Toledo, Katya Brailovsky and Silvia Gruner at the Image Center ( 2001); as well as Set Design and Theatre Costumes at Central Saint Martins, UK (1998).

Fernanda's fluid practice in diverse photographic styles, depicted by a passionate care of detail, has allowed her to carry out countless projects for leaders in the music, hotel, television, automobile and global media industries; including editorial studios for Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. With more than two decades of photography experience, Fernanda's artistic work has been exhibited in more than fifteen individual and group exhibitions at Museo Experimental El Eco, Pinacoteca Diego Rivera Veracruz, ABC DF on Paseo de la Reforma and the Centro from image.