AMANDA GUTIERREZ

Born in Mexico City in 1978, she completed her graduate studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, specializing in Performance and new media. In Mexico she studied her undergraduate studies in Stage Design at the INBA ENAT.

For twelve years, she has worked in the field of performance and sound art, fusing the two disciplines in installation projects. Among the video series are made: “A brief history of fictions” , which consists of four projects, performed under the same methodology and work strategies from documentary and performance. This series has won two awards: The Fellowship Competition 2007 and CAAP 2008, and she was selected as artist finalist for national award Artadia Art Chicago 2009.

Throughout her career she has undertaken many residencies. The first was issued in 2001 by the CMM. In 2002 she completed a residency at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2009 she was selected by Artist Village in Taipei, Taiwan and also obtained a scholarship for Artist Residencies Program 2009 FONCA-BANFF Centre. In 2012 she was awarded a scholarship and the prize-EMARE EMAN, while performing a residency at FACT Liverpool.

In 2011 she developed the video graphic series of three triptychs titled “Topographies of Time”, which was supported by the Program Development and Cultural Conversions FONCA 2011. This series has been exhibited in museums of contemporary art internationally, such as The Windor Gallery in Madrid, Spain; Khiasma Gallery in Paris, France; Move Forward Festival in Halle, Germany; Liverpool Art Biennale 2012 in the UK; Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City, Mexico; and Action Art Actuelle in Montreal, Canada.

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The project Time Topographies: Liverpool is a site-specific video triptych which portrays the story of three immigrants of different nationality, age and gender living and working in Liverpool. The images are compiled mainly of landscapes of the city. The voice-over is composed by a screenplay based on the oral stories, portraying their journey to the new nation. The project aims to embed their memory in relationship with space, using the landscape as the reconstruction of identity. The first triptych was produced in Mexico City and Chicago and has been exhibited at Khiasma Space in Paris, Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City and Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City. The second video was based on Quebec and shown at Artion Act Actuale, Canada. The third one premised on Liverpool and was screen at FACT as part of the Liverpool Biennale, as well as Move Forward Festival in Halle, Germany.

Watch online Amanda’s video series and trilogy “Time Topographies”

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Artist website

Something Human project: MOVE W I T H (OUT)

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