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Catalina Barroso-Luque

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Mexico City


Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design, 2012, BA (HONS) FINE ART

Representing galleries
'13-'14 AIR Artspace New Haven

sculpture, installation, conceptual, photography, exhibition/performance


Catalina Barroso Luque's artistic practice, although inextricably linked to photography, seeks to challenge the boundaries and traditions of both sculpture and photography.

Working in analogue and digital photography, as well as installation and other object-image making techniques, Catalina seeks to explore and further understand the various ways our perceptive faculties interact with the numerous schema that shape our day-to-day environment. 

The concept of the ‘crisis of representation’, which is actually a crisis in reference, has become the focal point of Catalina's most recent work. Taking this a point of departure, Catalina aspires to create works that lie between formalist abstractions and blunt re-iterations of either the medium or the subject, which the image aims to describe and engender. 

Working on a tangent, Catalina has also been interested in the role memory and culture play in our reading of both images and objects. By cutting and pasting collected images, fragments and her own photographs, she aims to blur the lines between personal and collective memory and also question the integrity of the image-object. 

Catalina Barosso Luque's works have been exhibited in a number of shows, including "Postales Mestizas" at The Institute Library (New Haven 2014), "Digital Ground" at John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art (New Haven, 2013), "Dia de los Muertos" at Peoria Art Guild (Peoria, 2013), "Rare Gifts" at The Residence Gallery (London, 2012), "TRACE" at Frameless Gallery (London, 2012), "The Zeitgeist Open 2012" at ACS Gallery (London, 2012) etc.

Catalina has received the Artspace Year-long Artist in Residence Fellowship 2013.

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