Margara De Haene
Visual artist passionate for the image and the occurrence of light in different media, such as analog, digital photography and alternative processes; as well as expanded graphics, photolithography, installation, art book, photo book and multidisciplinary projects.
As a visual artist, I have ventured into creative experimentation and theoretical reflection on the image and contemporary art from photography. I travel through my camera longing for the precise moment when light meets a surface and produces an image.
It is not the objects that attract my gaze, but the imaginaries that they produce when photographing the occurrences of light in contact with the limit of the physicality of the world, the instant in which the contemplated reality is illuminated leads me to consider the quality of the light.
Participating in the on-line residency FRONTERA, juntos a la distancia of the Proyecto ´ ace has been rewarding and enriching. Meeting participants from different countries and disciplines, as well as learning about their creative experiences and reflections on the subject, has opened up new horizons and learning for me.
Over the course of a month I had the opportunity to work on two exercises, the first individually, Umbral, a photo book that had been brewing for a long time and I was able to specify. On the other hand, meeting Lurdi Blauth and Arturo Desimone was an experience that had its best moments during the meetings via zoom in which we managed to define a theme.
We also faced distances and challenges, although our attempts did not succeed, in such a way that we present three different results. What was interesting and enriching was seeing the results the other teams reached and the comments that emerged about their experiences. I remain with the enormous desire to participate in situ in Project ´ace and the pleasure of having met them.
Margara De Haene
1953 DF, Mexico
Lives and works Querétaro, Mexico
2004 | Doctorate in Art History. Photography Specialty. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico
1980 | Master in Linguistics and Discourse Analysis. Unversité Paris X, Nanterre, París, France
1975 | Bachelor of Information Sciences and Techniques. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
2017 | “Travesía. Bitácora visual”, Bernardo Quintana Art Center, Querétaro, Mexico
2016 |“Alegorías del rostro del mundo”,“Luxoscopia” , “Sotobosque”, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico
2014 | “Corpus editorial Enigmas de la luz en superficie”. Concha y Toro Interactive Space, Chile
2009 |“Espejismos”, The City Museum, Querétaro, Mexico
1998 |“Indicios / Traces” Art Museum of South Texas Corpus Christi, USA
2019 | Artistic residence, “La ciudad me habita”, Image Lab. Centro Cultural Hangar UAQ, Mexico.
2013 | Photographic Collections Musée Carnavelet, Research, París, France
1999 | Premio de Arte Libertad, First Place Photography Contest, Querétaro, Mexico