Artist Talk @ MOME / / / Alejandra Aragon: From wound to error

From wound to error: the role of the situated experience in the language and processes of image making. Mexican artist Alejandra Aragón shares her reflections on the importance of one's situated experience to develop our own language and strategies to produce socially engaged images. You are invited to attend the presentation of the winner of the 2024 Elizabeth A-i-R residency programme.

Erzsébetváros, municipality of 7th district of Budapest, and the Photography Department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design announced Elizabeth A-i-R, the international artist in residence program, for the first time in 2022. Proposals were expected from all over the world, submitted by photographers and visual artists using the medium of photography dealing with topics of history, tradition, politics, resilience and social conflicts embedded in changing urban environments. The aim of the program is to give opportunities to emerging and mid-career artists of various backgrounds to reflect on the Central European context while based in Budapest. In 2023, Elizabeth A-i-R welcomed its first resident artist, the German photographer, Yuki Jungesblut.

Alejandra Aragón is from Ciudad Juárez, México, through photography, video, objects, performative and collaborative strategies Alejandra explores the intersections between territory, body, representation and identity from a de-colonial and intersectional position. Exposing often intimate experiences to the wider public so that personal voices provide survival strategies in the face of the unstable reality in late stage capitalism.
She was part of the Image Center Photography Seminar in 2017. Member of the Joop Swart Master Class 2020, nominated for the Oskar Barnack award in 2021. The same year obtained the Border Change Narrative Grant from NALAC. In 2022, she won the Latin American Sony World Photography Awards and entered the National System of Creators of Mexico.

Aragon will discuss her artistic practice, experiences, and opportunities for artists working on the artistic periphery.

17:00 - 18:15

Event information

Date and time: 17 April 2024, 5 p.m.
Venue: M_206

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