EXHIBITION | 01-30 March
OPENING RECEPTION | 1 March, 7:00 PM
PLATFORM is excited to announce a solo exhibition from Mariana Muñoz Gomez — the winner of the 2018 PLATFORM Photography Award. The exhibition, Recorrer, to wander, will run from 01-30 March in Gallery 2.
“Recorrí y recorreré. My reach does not go far, not often. But in late-night rememberings or in slowness looking through photographs, I am transported to another time and place. Encountering images, language, and memory allows the mind to wander beyond the physicality of the here and now.”
Through video, prints, and audio, Recorrer, to wander gathers together different modes of reaching, remembering and showing. Using mediums which could or should be impartial such as search engines and photography, the individual pieces in this exhibition engage with intimate retellings of memory and place. In these retellings, imperfections come up by nature of the mediums themselves: Google Maps pins the wrong location, the artists’ voice stumbles over words and pronunciations, and intent and manipulation are evident in hand-pulled screen prints. Repasando estos recorridos is a way to explore what language and memory can do for displaced and diasporic bodies.
About the Artist
Mariana Muñoz Gomez is an emerging artist, writer, and curator based in Winnipeg, MB/Treaty 1 Territory. Using photography, screenprinting, text, and video, her visual practice touches on topics of language, representation, personal and shared history, and identity through a postcolonial lens. She has written for Public Parking and Flux, and has been published in Dear Journal. She has exhibited in artist-run centres and alternative spaces throughout Winnipeg including aceartinc. and Martha Street Studio, and presented a solo exhibition, ESL, at Le Studio, La maison des artistes in 2017. She has shown her work nationally at 918 Bathurst as part of Toronto’s CONTACT Photography Festival and at the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Mariana is a founding member of Carnation Zine, Sappho Zine Collective and Calling Card, and is part of other artist and curatorial collectives. She is a co-chair of the Manitoba Artist Run Centre Coalition and has worked with many Winnipeg art organizations including Flux Gallery and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.