Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katya Brailovsky | POSSIBLE WORLDS @ AMA | Artist 5 of 9

Katya Brailovsky

Katya Brailovsky POSSIBLE WORLDS:
Photography and Fiction in
Mexican Contemporary Art Exhibition

Open through August 28th at AMA | ART MUSEUM of the AMERICAS

Katya Brailovsky was born in 1965 in México City where she currently resides. She is the recipient of the three-year grant awarded by the Mexican Endowment for Culture and the Arts. In 1999 she was awarded the first prize in the Mexico City Photography Biennial. Brailovsky's photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico as well as abroad, including “Untitled” at the Enrique Guerrero Gallery in 2000, Coartadas/Alabis curated by Magali Arreola for the Witte de With Centrum Voor Hedendaagse Kunst in the Netherlands, City of Fiction in the Mercer Union Gallery in Toronto Canada, and Vertigos y Delirios in the Centro Cultural España in Mexico City.

Katya’s work reflects the functions of her memory of how she remembers and consequently constructs her ideas of what is real. Katya states that trapped in her human condition, she is only able to see fragments of what really happens; therefore the forms she constructs are questionable.  And she only attempts to obtain in herself and the spectator the reality that is revealed through photography.

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