Liza Ambrossio is an young Mexican artist based in Madrid, Spain. Her body of work combines photographs of macabre archive with cryptic paintings, performance, intervention, installations, videos, psychology, lucid nightmares, science fiction, ero-guro and witchcraft that come together in free... Read More
Liza Ambrossio is an young Mexican artist based in Madrid, Spain. Her body of work combines photographs of macabre archive with cryptic paintings, performance, intervention, installations, videos, psychology, lucid nightmares, science fiction, ero-guro and witchcraft that come together in free association.
Wen she was sixteen years old she asked for one of the house keepers of her mother's house to steal photographs of the family albums while Liza self-portraying herself looking for ways to survive away from her family's own decision, while compiling chilling early-morning scenes in Mexico City, her mental and real travels from her adolescence to her adulthood. In her project The rage of devotion-La ira de la devoción, the feminine is threatening because it seduces and in the poetics of its seduction devours. Project awarded with the Discoveries scholarship of Photo España-La Fabrica, the scholarship portfolio review for FotoFest 2018 in Houston, she was selected to participate for New Visions 2018 in the Cortona On the Move Festival, Italy, she received the first honorific mention for the Emerging Prize within the Encontros Da Image festival-2018, Portugal and the first prize in the Voies Off Award 2018 in Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France. Resulting in a photo book co-edited by Desiertas Ediciones (Mexico) and La Fabrica (Spain).
For her latest project Blood Orange-Naranja de Sangre, Liza paints with three colors: orange, red and yellow the psychology of uprooting, madness, love and loneliness as an affront to terror and dehumanization because she believes that human passion is in itself a act of challenge. Series awarded with the FNAC New Talent Award, 2018, the 6th. Edition of the (TAI) Photography Talent Grant, Liza is currently selected for the contest Full Contact in Tarragona, Spain and she was winner of the Babel Gallery Award (Brazil) in the first Contest of Contemporary Photography of Latin America in Monterrey, Mexico and the DOCfield Dummy Award Fundación Banc Sabadell 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. She has recently been nominated for the Plat(t)form prize of Winterthur Fotomuseum in Switzerland 2019 and she has been invited to exhibit at the FORMAT19 festival in the UK; Liza has been granted with scholarships for production residencies in Iceland, the United States and Luxembourg 2017-2018.
Her work has been published in México on the network of Center of the image, Milenio, La Jornada, Vanguardia and L'Officiel; in France in the L´Oil de la Photographie; in Spain in the ABC Cultural, El mundo, El País, Cadena tres, NEO2 Magazine, Clavo Ardiendo and Albedo Media; in USA in influencers magazine and Fototazo magazine, in Germany in fotoMAGAZINE, in UK in the blog of Steveen Lee Explore the Nation and Eyes on Talents; also in the web of Vogue Italy. In 2018 she presented her first photobook "The rage of devotion" edited by Desiertas Ediciones (Mexico) and La Fabrica (Spain) witihin the FotoFest of Houston. She is currently working on In a series of videos that you can already see online "Too Strong for fantasy" (https://vimeo.com/276196677), in the production of her new photo book "Blood Orange" and the development of his new series "Tiger milk-Fire water" (2018-).