25 Fevevereiro 2023 18h00

Zaratan AIR

SCHEDULE | February 25, 18:00
ENTRY | Free

ARTIST TALKS is a series of conversations that offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
During this encounter on Febrauary 25 , Natasha Carlos and Constanza Solórzano will briefly introduce their artistic practices and will give us an insight into the projects under construction during their time in Lisbon.
The conversation will be held in English; participants are invited to engage and ask questions.

NATASHA CARLOS | She is a photographer working across mediums to explore her relationship to nature through self-portraiture that celebrates the mysterious moment when environment and identity come together.
Carlos is a first-generation Luso-American Artist born in New York, NY. She received her BA in Public Relations at American University in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016. Her work has been shown at the de Young Museum and she was selected to be part of Introductions 2017, an annual juried exhibition at Root Division that highlights twelve emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her last project Remember There’s Magic, was completed during her first residency at Zaratan - Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal. Between photography, video and installation, the series and exhibition explored the unpredictability of our individual existence and how that can impact our perspective.
Natasha Carlos lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA

CONSTANZA SOLÓRZANO | She is a photographer and anthropologist working with images and academic research to get closer to a contemporary experience of categories such as "time", "memory", "life" and "death". Currently she is writing her thesis on the concept of time in astronomic images and genealogy images for her masters degree in aesthetics. Born in Bogotá, Colombia (1988), she is currently based in Lisbon.
Her work has been exhibited in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and France. Also, it has been recognized by the Organization of Ibero-American States for Culture; was included in Transition Magazine of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research of Harvard University and is also part of Fotomeraki 4, a book series of contemporary Colombian photography.
In 2019, with three friends, she created PlaPF (Plataforma de Pensamiento Fotográfico) Photographic thinking platform, which is an anual editorial publication on latin american photography research and new latin photographic authors.
The axis of her work is photography because it is a time control device that allows her to access other temporalities and other images that escape the official formation of individual and collective memory and time linearity. The territory where she now explores this relationship between oblivion and memory is in her individual and family body.