2 Março 2023 16h00

Zaratan AIR | Open Studio

EXHIBITION | March 2-3-4-5, 16:00 – 20:00
ENTY | Free

Zaratan is pleased to present "Ferida Espectral“, a pop-up exhibition by Constanza Solórzano, which presents the works developed during her residency in Lisbon.

Looking at colonial history through an autobiographical perspective, the project on display explores notions of time, past, miscegenation and memory through different media: an artist book, still images and videos.

The use of ephemeral photographs and analogue techniques reinforces the relationship between the photographic support and time: as a trace, the presence of the filmic image comprises a remembering of absence, a break in the renewal of the memory of the event.

By superimposing portraits from the family archive with the artist's own face, "Ferida Espectral“ proposes a double reading key: on the one hand, it invokes the memory of her unknown ancestors; on the other hand, it explores the history of social miscegenation in her native country, Colombia, and denounces the colonial violence that determined the erasure of cultures other than European.

BIO: 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 history.