Mara Sánchez-Renero

Mexico, 1979.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

Mara Sánchez-Renero

Iluikak: La cueva de las golondrinas

2016
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

120 x 80 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Centizal

2018
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

82 x 55 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Árbol Rojo

2016
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

150 x 105 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: El torito

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

82 x 55 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Ramal

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

55 x 82 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Cabezo

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

82 x 55 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Remojo

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

40 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Refugio

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

40 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Burro gabarrero

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

40 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Enraice

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Plumas

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

40 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Baliza de fuego

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

82 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Hombre con burbujas

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

40 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Cordillera

2018
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

40 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: El gallo

2018
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

82 x 26.6 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: El guajalote

2016
Ed. 7 + 2 A.P.
Fine Art Print

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Árbol blanco

2016
Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Backlint print in lightbox

45 x 30 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Iluikak: Átlahuitzla

2016
Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Backlint print in lightbox

45 x 30 cm

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“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz. When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters. “Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

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Eutopía lúcida: Dragón

2017
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

180 x 120 cm

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Sometimes the human being understands his spirit through an architecture that may never become real. Fantasy is that imagination fruit which knows itself as fiction. This is a photographic series of recreational scenarios where the human being has abandoned his identity-selfness to become an imaginary-self.  In this architecture of the distraction is where mankind looks to built an ephemeral reality. Lucid Eutopia observed this scenarios faraway from its usual function, looking for another  meaning, perhaps more mysterious and tenebrous without its feedbacker component. The photographic works are made during night-time via long expositions. In this desert moment, the oeuvre captures the flow of time, manifesting the actual space activity, bringing back its autonomy and life, moving away from the static image. Lucid Eutopia opens a dialogue over the meaning of these spaces and our need to make them a sanctuary to take refuge.

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Eutopía lúcida: Carrousel

2017
Ed. 5 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

180 x 120 cm

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Sometimes the human being understands his spirit through an architecture that may never become real. Fantasy is that imagination fruit which knows itself as fiction. This is a photographic series of recreational scenarios where the human being has abandoned his identity-selfness to become an imaginary-self.  In this architecture of the distraction is where mankind looks to built an ephemeral reality. Lucid Eutopia observed this scenarios faraway from its usual function, looking for another  meaning, perhaps more mysterious and tenebrous without its feedbacker component. The photographic works are made during night-time via long expositions. In this desert moment, the oeuvre captures the flow of time, manifesting the actual space activity, bringing back its autonomy and life, moving away from the static image. Lucid Eutopia opens a dialogue over the meaning of these spaces and our need to make them a sanctuary to take refuge.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Piedras

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014) allegorically speaks about the Afro, Indigenous and Mulato communities in Mexico and its members’ journey through the fluctuations of colonial history, their integration into the Mexican territory, and their sense of identity. Yet that past isn’t merely a descriptive historical concept: it is, above all, a definition of the present. A present, in the case of their Afro-Mexican descendants, that remains marginal, unstable, and immemorial. This series has been largely published in global media including The New York Times, British Journal of Photography and belongs to some of the preeminent institutional collections in Mexico. Recently was shown at National Museum of Photography Centro de la Imagen, Museo Amparo and numerous museums through Asia Pacific with the support of Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Cola de Ballena

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 P.A.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014) allegorically speaks about the Afro, Indigenous and Mulato communities in Mexico and its members’ journey through the fluctuations of colonial history, their integration into the Mexican territory, and their sense of identity. Yet that past isn’t merely a descriptive historical concept: it is, above all, a definition of the present. A present, in the case of their Afro-Mexican descendants, that remains marginal, unstable, and immemorial. This series has been largely published in global media including The New York Times, British Journal of Photography and belongs to some of the preeminent institutional collections in Mexico. Recently was shown at National Museum of Photography Centro de la Imagen, Museo Amparo and numerous museums through Asia Pacific with the support of Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Altar (día de muertos)

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 P.A.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014) allegorically speaks about the Afro, Indigenous and Mulato communities in Mexico and its members’ journey through the fluctuations of colonial history, their integration into the Mexican territory, and their sense of identity. Yet that past isn’t merely a descriptive historical concept: it is, above all, a definition of the present. A present, in the case of their Afro-Mexican descendants, that remains marginal, unstable, and immemorial. This series has been largely published in global media including The New York Times, British Journal of Photography and belongs to some of the preeminent institutional collections in Mexico. Recently was shown at National Museum of Photography Centro de la Imagen, Museo Amparo and numerous museums through Asia Pacific with the support of Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Máscara

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 P.A.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014) allegorically speaks about the Afro, Indigenous and Mulato communities in Mexico and its members’ journey through the fluctuations of colonial history, their integration into the Mexican territory, and their sense of identity. Yet that past isn’t merely a descriptive historical concept: it is, above all, a definition of the present. A present, in the case of their Afro-Mexican descendants, that remains marginal, unstable, and immemorial. This series has been largely published in global media including The New York Times, British Journal of Photography and belongs to some of the preeminent institutional collections in Mexico. Recently was shown at National Museum of Photography Centro de la Imagen, Museo Amparo and numerous museums through Asia Pacific with the support of Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Palmera

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014), habla alegóricamente sobre el pasado de una comunidad de origen africano y el viaje de sus miembros a través de las fluctuaciones de la historia colonial, su integración en el territorio mexicano, y su sentido de identidad dentro de ella. No obstante, ese pasado no es solo la descripción de un concepto histórico; es -sobre todo- una definición de la presente. Un presente, en el caso de sus descendientes afro-mexicanos, que permanecen marginados, inestables e inmemorables para el discurso hegemónico.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Threshold

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014), habla alegóricamente sobre el pasado de una comunidad de origen africano y el viaje de sus miembros a través de las fluctuaciones de la historia colonial, su integración en el territorio mexicano, y su sentido de identidad dentro de ella. No obstante, ese pasado no es solo la descripción de un concepto histórico; es -sobre todo- una definición de la presente. Un presente, en el caso de sus descendientes afro-mexicanos, que permanecen marginados, inestables e inmemorables para el discurso hegemónico.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Mar

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

68 x 60 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014), habla alegóricamente sobre el pasado de una comunidad de origen africano y el viaje de sus miembros a través de las fluctuaciones de la historia colonial, su integración en el territorio mexicano, y su sentido de identidad dentro de ella. No obstante, ese pasado no es solo la descripción de un concepto histórico; es -sobre todo- una definición de la presente. Un presente, en el caso de sus descendientes afro-mexicanos, que permanecen marginados, inestables e inmemorables para el discurso hegemónico.

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango: Los diablos

2014
Edition A: 7 + 2 A.P.
Archival pigment print

140 x 85 cm

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El Cimarrón y su Fandango (2014), habla alegóricamente sobre el pasado de una comunidad de origen africano y el viaje de sus miembros a través de las fluctuaciones de la historia colonial, su integración en el territorio mexicano, y su sentido de identidad dentro de ella. No obstante, ese pasado no es solo la descripción de un concepto histórico; es -sobre todo- una definición de la presente. Un presente, en el caso de sus descendientes afro-mexicanos, que permanecen marginados, inestables e inmemorables para el discurso hegemónico.

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Mara Sánchez-Renero

Mexico, 1979.
Lives and works in Mexico City.

MARA SÁNCHEZ-RENERO. Mexico, 1979. Lives and works in Mexico City.

Artist, photographer and professor, Sánchez-Renero has sought to create settings that reveal a specific, controlled environment and then to explore portraiture from inside this new place. 

In her images we can witness the dissolution of constructed identity, in isolating men and women from their everyday contexts and instead portraying them within the space of their imaginary fabrication, the space of their mythical existence and thus confront what’s uncertain about human nature.

Graduated by the Institut d'estudis Fotogràfics Catalunya (IEFC) in Barcelona, she lived in Spain one decade showing her work at PhotoEspaña,  Sevillafoto, Tráfic & ZaragozaPhoto, then from India to Cuna or Switzerland, praised with the 1st place of the POY Latam 2015 or the SAIF Photographer Revelation Award by Voies Off Festival Arles. She was awarded with the prestigious Mexican“Sistema Nacional de Creadores de México” (FONCA 2018-2020) in two occasions.

Globally reviewed, her series El Cimarrón y su fandango was part of the Visual Art Program from the Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry showed at Paris, Haití & Panamá among other countries. In February 2017 her work was exhibited at The Big Unknown, followed by her solo show at ALMANAQUE: Iluikak, curated with a text by the preeminent photography MUAC museum’s  curator Amanda de la Garza.

 

Available works:

 

“Iluikak” (2016-18) most recent oeuvre of the photographer and solo show in ALMANAQUE, developed in the mountains of the sierra Zongolica, Veracruz.

When the Mexican photographer first traveled to the region in 2016, she found a territory of vast nature, and abundant in culture, in this area mostly inhabited by the Nahuas people. The relationship between the original communities and nature triggered her interest to decode human rituals through photographic composition, creating a new one at the time of the image capture inserting new symbolic elements; in order to show new meanings of the socio- cultural and natural structures that the sierra shelters.

Iluikak”, is the photographer’s personal gaze of the mysticism that shapes the relationships between nature, identity and territory, in which color and lighting are fundamental, giving specificity to the body of works conforming the exhibition.

 

Lucid Eutopia (2017) Fantasy is that sort of imagination fruit which is known as fiction. This is a photographic series of recreational scenarios where the human being has abandoned his identity-selfness to become an imaginary-self. In this architecture of the distraction is where mankind looks to built an ephemeral reality. Lucid Eutopia observed this scenarios faraway from its usual function, looking for another meaning, perhaps more mysterious and tenebrous without its feedbacker component.

The photographic works are made during night-time via long expositions. In this desert moment, the oeuvre captures the flow of time, manifesting the actual space activity, bringing back its autonomy and life, moving away from the static image. 

 

The Cimarrón and the Fandango (2014) allegorically speaks about the Afro, Indigenous and Mulato communities in Mexico and its members’ journey through the fluctuations of colonial history, their integration into the Mexican territory, and their sense of identity. Yet that past isn’t merely a descriptive historical concept: it is, above all, a definition of the present. A present, in the case of their Afro-Mexican descendants, that remains marginal, unstable, and immemorial.

During the colonial period in the Americas, a cimarrón was a fugitive black slave who lived a free life in isolated corners of society. The fandango is a popular dance characterized by lively, passionate movement. In Mexico it also means rumba, party, hubbub.

Until 1570, 0.60% of the population of New Spain was comprised by an African community that had arrived as a result of the slave trade between the Spanish Crown and Portugal. This marked the beginning of the continent’s long colonization process.

By 1742, the black population had reached 0.80%, exceeding the number of Spanish inhabitants. One of the reasons for this growth was the Iberian reluctance to immigrate to the new territory, which was considered “unstable” and involved “great risk.” As a result, many African slaves were exported to New Spain as a workforce and divided among various industries: mining, livestock, fishing, and domestic work, among others.

The Mexican constitution recognize the indigenous and native communities, although does not recognize per-se the existence of the Afro-Mexican community. The lack of awareness surrounding the fact that a black community inhabits Mexico has led to all kinds of debates on sociopolitical and identity-related issues, coalescing in the current struggle for greater visibility and recognition.

This is both a homage and a celebration.

This series has been largely published in global media including The New York Times, British Journal of Photography and belongs to some of the preeminent institutional collections in Mexico. Recently was shown at National Museum of Photography Centro de la Imagen, Museo Amparo and numerous museums through Asia Pacific with the support of Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry.

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EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS

LOCATION

DATE
EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
LOCATION
2019
Material Art Fair
Galería Almanaque, Frontón México, Mexico City, MX.
2018
"Africamericanos" , Group show
Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City.
2018
"Iluikak" Solo show
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City.
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth - Group show
Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City
2018
"TRES PREGUNTAS A MARA SANCHEZ RENERO"
Revista La tempestad, Mx
2018
"Una mirada de la fotógrafa mexicana a aquello que habita la montaña, sus rituales y su imaginario"
Noticias 22, Mexico city
2018
"RITUALISTIC ENCOUNTERS"
Photography is Art magazine, Hong Kong
2018
ALMANAQUE Booth
PhotoFair San Francisco.
2018
ICP Projected: El Cimarrón y su Fandango
International Center of Photography, NY
2018
"Contemporary Afro-Latin American Voices"
Contemporary Art & Latin America Publication.
2018
"Exploring the History of Afro-Mexicans"
New York Times
2017
FONCA Grant Sistema Nacional de Creadores 2017
Mexico
2017
Photograph of the day: portfolio
PH Museum
2017
In conversation with Mariela Sancari for the 2nd edition of "Panorama Fotográfico".
Panorama, Mexico.
2017
Collective exhibition "Summer Open: On Freedom"
Aperture, New York.
2017
"Iluikak" Presentation
Voies Off, Arles, France
2017
"Iluikak" Portfolio & Interview
Zoom Magazine
2017
El Cimarrón y su Fandango" Solo show
Museum of Belize, Belize
2017
El Cimarrón y su Fandango" Solo show
French Institute of Panama City
2017
Afro-descendants in Mexico
Amandala newspaper, Belize
2017
"Eutopía Lúcida"
Photography Biennial of Monterrey, Mexico
2017
Publication "Pewen Cuadernos de Fotografía"
Muga Project Editorial
2017
"The Big Unknown: a quest for nature" Duo show with Danila Tkachenko
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City
2016
"El Cimarrón y su Fandango"
News Media Room of the National Library, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
2016
"El Cimarrón y su Fandango"
Villa Kalewes, Puerto Principe, Haití
2016
"Jupiter XL" Collective show
ALMANAQUE, Mexico City
2015
Nuestra Mirada de Memoria e Identidad, 1st Place
Pictures of the Year Award (POY LATAM), University of Missouri
2015
POY 2015: Lo mejor del fotoperiodismo latinoamericano
La Jornada newspaper, Baja California, Mx
2015
Discovery Prize Winner
SAIF Award 2015, Voies Off, Rencontres d'Arles (Société des Auteurs des arts visuels et de l’Image Fixe), France.
2015
"El Cimarrón y su Fandango"
Fotografika Gallery, Gland, Switzerland
2015
"El Cimarrón y su Fandango"
Voies Off, Arles, France
2015
"El Cimarrón y su Fandango"
Just Another Photo Festival, New Deli, India
2015
"El Cimarrón y su Fandango"
Fábrica de Arte Cubano (F.A.C), La Havana, Cuba
2011
"HANDBOOK"
The Private Space Books, Barcelona, Spain
2010
"Host in a Territory"
Zaragoza Photo Fest., Spain
2010
"Chiromorphose"
The Private Space, Barcelona
2009
"Ciudad Colectiva, Malocchio"
Sevilla Foto Fest, Spain
2008
"Transitions of a dead time"
PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
2007
"Estructuras"
Artec, Mexico City