marina garcía burgos

b. Lima, Perú, 1968. 

Marina García Burgos addresses topics such as gender, social and politic tensions in Latin America. She is also interested in analysing ways to engage with memory and heritage.

García Burgos explores ways to present photography experimenting with supports other than traditional ones to print on. She brings photography from two to three dimensions. One of her most recent projects consist on what she calls photo-sculptures: a series in which she recovers dismissed books from private and public libraries, and then prints her photos placing them as book covers. The images depict buildings that will be demolished or that have will be repurposed, just as the books she uses for her sculptures. These old buildings will cease to exist, at least as they were originally conceived, most of the times to give space to new luxury developments. Therefore, García Burgos’ artworks become a visual and cultural memory, a testimony of the urban landscape change. We used to read about architecture in books, now the artist presents architecture in books as a visual statement. She proposes a reflection about how to deal with history and memory, on how to look and live the city, especially under the pressure and the fast pace we live on today in all large cities across the world.  

Marina García Burgos has participated in numerous fairs and her pieces are in private collections. She has participated in several solo and group shows in New York, Madrid, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lima, Miami and Chicago as well as featured in publications such as Vogue Latin America, El País (Spain), Power Magazine (Peru) among other renowned online and offline media. She exhibited at MUDEC (Museum of Cultures) on the frame of Universal Expo in Milan. Her series If there is no further, the injustice of poor is prolonged eternally was acquired by the Museum of Latin American Photography (FOLA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Marina García Burgos has also been part of a number of artistic collaborations, which have been the outcome of her diverse research interests. Marina García Burgos was part of MR Collective, in which she worked with Ricardo Ramón Jarne. Another collaboration was the weaving project "La chalina de la Esperanza" in Lima and Ayacucho (Peru) that was exhibited at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland (2014) and materialised into a book: "Chinkaqkuna" (2015).

Recoleta, 2019

Books covered with photographs printed on cotton paper, Acrylic box

22.6 x 28.3 x 25.4 cm, Unique work.

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Chorrillos, 2019

Books covered with photographs printed on cotton paper, Acrylic box

22.6 x 28.3 x 25.4 cm, Unique work.

 

Chala, 2019

Books covered with photographs printed on cotton paper, Acrylic box

25 x 28x 21 cm, Unique work.