Flor Garduño

Exhibitions

Friday, February 3, 2017

‘Variaciones en flor’ de Flor Garduño

VARIACIONES EN FLOR de Flor Garduño
Sala 0 del Museo de Huelva del 9 febrero al 2 abril

La Asociación Cultural Latitudes 21 organiza un año más este Festival con el objetivo de desarrollar un acontecimiento multidisciplinar que involucre al máximo público de todas las edades. Contará con un total de 11 exposiciones, 2 ciclos de cine dedicados al Cine de Brasil y de Argentina y encuentros con alguno de los autores.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

LA BEAUTÉ MISE À NU

January 19 - February 25

GALERIE SOPHIE SCHEIDECKER

L’exposition « La beauté mise à nu » propose une sélection de photographies allant des années 1920 à nos jours autour d’un sujet qui attire invariablement, dans le temps et les cultures, le nu.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Flor Garduño, Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery

December 1, 2016 - February 25, 2017

THROCKMORTON FINE ART IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibit of the photography of one of Latin America’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Flor Garduño. The exhibit will present 30 black-and-white images, highlighting her most recent work, but also including some of the most iconic images from her prolific career.

Garduño was born in Mexico City in 1957. She studied visual arts at the San Carlos Academy of the Arts at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Although she was first attracted to drawing, she was captivated by photography. In 1979, she began working as an assistant to Latin America’s greatest photographer, Manuel Ávarez Bravo (1902-2002). He had an indelible influence on Garduño, but she developed her own “eye”—and style.

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BRUCIE COLLECTIONS GALLERY INVITATION

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FLOR GARDUÑO, at BRUCIE COLLECTIONS GALLERY

September 14, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Brucie Collections Gallery is excited to present the works of Flor Garduño, one of the most outstanding representatives of Latin American modern art, internationally recognized as one of the heirs to the great tradition of Mexican photography.
Born in Mexico City in 1957, Garduño entered the Old San Carlos Academy at the age of 19, to study visual arts. Around that time she also took part in the photography workshop of the Hungarian Surrealist photographer Kati Horna, whose work had a profound influence on the young artist. In 1979, she started working as a darkroom assistant for Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the most influential Mexican photographer of the 20th century. In the early 80s, Garduño worked under the directions of another of Mexican photography greats, Mariana Yampolsky, traveling to rural villages throughout Mexico and honing her own unique style infusing descriptive photography with mystical archetypes and symbolism of Latin America.
It’s during these travels that the photographer found her source of inspiration, captivated by the landscapes and the depth of the indigenous culture.
Garduño’s first personal exhibition took place in 1982 in her hometown of Mexico City followed by numerous solo and joint shows in the most prestigious galleries and museums all over the world. During the author’s 30-year long fruitful career, her black and white photography that mainly depicted the lives and rituals of native people throughout the Americas gravitated towards somewhat more personal, inner motifs, as in more recent years Garduño began to concentrate on symbolic female nudes, portraits and “silent-lives” – Flor`s unique vision of still-lives.
She has published several books of her photography including, Magia del Juego Eterno (The Magic of the Eternal Game) (1985), Bestiarium (1987), Witnesses of Time (1992), Mesteños (1994), Flor Garduño: Inner Light (2003), Trilogy (2011) and Flor Garduño, Photo Poche Collection (2016).
Flor Garduño’s artwork is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, Bibliothèque National de France in Paris; Museum Ludwig in Köln and other notable public and private collections.
Besides Mexico Flor also has a Swiss citizenship and for a long time spent her life in travels between these two countries.
The selected photographs of Flor Garduño will be available for view and purchase in Brucie Collections gallery starting September 15, 2016.

Brucie Collections Gallery

Natural Elements at Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe

Thursday, September 1, 2016

FLOR GARDUÑO "NATURAL ELEMENTS, moved to Andrew Smith Gallery

September 1 - October 25

Flor Garduño's Natural Elements moved to Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe.

Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc.

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Naturale Elements

Monday, July 11, 2016

Flor Garduño "Natural Elements, upcoming exhibition

July 22 - August 31, 2016

Flor Garduño
Natural Elements
at Vida Loca Gallery

Andrew Smith Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit "Natural Elements" by Flor Garduño. Eleven new works by Mexico's preeminent photographer will be displayed at Andrew Smith Gallery’s newest exhibition space, VIDA LOCA GALLERY, at 203 W. San Francisco St. (between the Lensic Theater and the Plaza.) Flor Garduño will attend the opening reception on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit continues through August 31, 2016.

Flor Garduño, one of Mexico’s leading contemporary photographers, born in Mexico City in 1957, embarked on her career while a young woman in the early 1980s, when she made numerous trips to remote parts of Latin America.

Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc.

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Vislumbres

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Vislumbres

12 de diciembre, 2015 - 1 de marzo, 2016

Exposición con fotografías de Flor Garduño.

Museo Exconvento de Tepoztlán
Morelos
México

Friday, July 24, 2015

Variaciones en Flor

10 de septiembre, - 10 de octubre, 2015

Galería Blanca Berlín

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I

Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I

September 24th, - November 14th, 2015

Throckmorton Fine Art presents views of women, myth, and photography intertwined through nine pioneers who embrace new attitudes for women.

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Peter Fetterman Gallery

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tiempo Perdido Lost Time - Latin American Photography

From April 11th, 2015

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of significant Latin American photography from the gallery’s collection. Comprised of over 60 works, the exhibition includes rare and iconic prints by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Sebastião Salgado, Flor Garduño, Luis González Palma, and Mario Algaze among others, as well as a selection of Mexican studies by French master Henri Cartier-Bresson. Works in the exhibition span the 20th Century, providing a visual overview of the many diverse Latin cultures, their traditions, and people as seen by several of their most important photographic documentarians.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

VISIONARIAS. Mujeres fotógrafas en la colección FMN

Marzo - mayo, 2015

VISIONARIAS. Mujeres fotógrafas en la colección FMN, Museo De Bellas Artes de Venezuela

18 mujeres visionarias de la fotografía en el MBA
(Prensa FMN-MBA, marzo 2015).- Para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Cultura, a través de la Fundación Museos Nacionales presenta en el Museo de Bellas Artes Visionarias. Mujeres fotógrafas en la colección FMN en la sala 12 del edificio Moderno. La inauguración está prevista a 11 de la mañana de este domingo 8 de marzo.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MEXICO: FANTASTIC IDENTITY 20TH CENTURY MASTERPIECES FROM THE FEMSA COLLECTION

March 14 - July 5, 2015

Mexico: Fantastic Identity provides a unique platform from which to embark on a journey through the various art movements that were important in Mexico during the 20th Century. The exhibition presents masterpieces from landmark moments in modern Mexican art, including a Diego Rivera cubist work completed during his stay in Europe, a significant assemblage created by muralists José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Frida Kahlo’s 1933 painting My Dress Hangs There.

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MOLAA; Museum of Latin American Art, California, USA

The MacKinney Avenue Contemporary

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Flor Garduño

March 21 - May 9, 2015

Garduño will exhibit selected works from her photographic publications, including Trilogy.

Trilogy is a collection of the works Garduño realized throughout many years of photography in Mexico and Europe. Her great and magnificent visual production develops through a “dance” in three movements. The overture is Bestiarium, in which real and fictional images of enchanted animals come to life as metaphors of our dreams and passions. Then we have Fantastic Women, a celebration of the feminine universe and of the mystery and sensuality that spring from the female body. The dance ends with Silent Natures, where Garduño contemplates wilderness because, quoting the photographer herself, “Whenever I think of Silent Natures, I must confess that I created these photographs for myself, to maintain my playful spirit throughout all these years.”

Courtesy of Patricia Conde Gallery, Mexico City

The MacKinney Avenue Contemporary

Mexico: Fantastic Identity

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mexico: Fantastic Identity, 20th Century Masterpieces, FEMSA Collection

September 30 - November 9, 2014

Ayala Museum, in partnership with the FEMSA Collection and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, are honored to present the exhibition Mexico: Fantastic Identity, 20th Century Masterpieces, FEMSA Collection. The show includes Mexican artworks starting form the European experience of the early 20th century through the vanguard movements and schools; and artists’ portraits captured by renowned photographers.

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Ayala Museum, Philippines

Luz restirada, Latin American Photography

Friday, June 6, 2014

LUZ RESTIRADA: LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE UNM ART MUSEUM

June 7 - July 27, 2014

Luz Restirada examines how photographers working in Latin America have navigated the interplay of technology, art and history from the 19th century up to the present as well as the social and cultural role photography has played in Central and South America. Luz Restirada presents works from the UNM Art Museum’s Latin American holdings in an effort to broaden the historical context of art and cultural exchange in this part of the world.  Included in the exhibition are photographs by Pedro Meyer, Flor Garduño, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Luis González Palma, Joel-Peter Witkin and Vik Muniz.

On view concurrently with Digital Latin America,organized by 516 Arts and partners, including the UNM Art Museum satellite exhibition Oscar Muñoz: Biografías. For more information about Digital Latin America please visit 516arts.org

Curated by UNM Art Museum Graduate Intern, Christian Waguespack

University of New Mexico Art Museum

EL CICLO DE LA VIDA

Thursday, March 6, 2014

EL CICLO DE LA VIDA, Música Antigua en los Surcos del Arte Contemporáneo

March 7, 2014 - April 6, 2014.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante, Valencia, Spain

The Life Cycle

El Ciclo de la Vida. Música antigua en los surcos del arte contemporáneo, conmemorates the 25th anniversary of Capella de Ministrers, underlining the intimate relationship that music and art have had for centuries as regards the human figure...

...A tree of life, then, which branches into Genesis, Metamorphosis, Concupiscence and Apocalipsis in order to think upon the need for continuous growth. And it does so thanks to the works of four artists: Flor Garduño, Isabel Muñoz, Carmen Calvo and Eva Lootz, making manifest that they fuerunt et erunt, were and shall be consubstantial human questions over the centuries.

Béatrice Traver

 

 

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Reyes de bastos, México, 1981

Friday, February 28, 2014

El ojo fino: The Exquisite Eye

Contemporary Women Photographers from Mexico

Feb 28, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Southeast Museum of Photography

Daytona Beach

"Each with a camera and 'exquisite eye,' these photographers share a finely tuned way of seeing the truths, visions, and enigmas of their beloved Mexico. ” – Connie Todd

The nine great women photographers from Mexico represented in this exhibition combine very personal and often visionary responses to the social realities around them in images that are often harsh, mysterious and beautiful. These three generations of Mexican women photographers are uniquely connected over a span of three generations and an entire century. Mentors, friends, colleagues all of them artists of great individuality and passion include  Lola Alvarez Bravo Kati Horna Mariana Yampolsky Graciela Iturbide Flor Garduño, Yolanda Andrade, Alicia Ahumada, Ángeles Torrejón, and Maya Goded. Each with a camera and “exquisite eye,” these photographers share a finely tuned way of seeing the truths, visions, and enigmas of their beloved Mexico. Their connections are revealed by a discreet homage, a borrowed element, or by overlapping spiritual territory.

Portals to the human spirit

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Portals to the Human Spirit: A Survey of Cultural Diversity

Nov 23, 2013 - Dec 16, 2013

Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

Photography has an innate ability to establish human connections. This exhibition centers on the work of six photographers that produce images that bind us to the human spirit. The color of our skin, the clothes we wear, the shelters and social groups we live in have great diversity, but the fundamental, non-visual, human needs of all these groups are fundamentally the same as our own. The nature of the global village acts to homogenize our customs and differences. It is counter productive in preserving a society’s uniqueness. With the shrinking of the world caused by Western expansionism and the ease of international travel – we are also shrinking the world’s divergent cultures.

Works by Alison wright, Flor Garduño, Dana Gluckstein, Carol Beckwith, Angela Fischer and Marcus Leatherdale.

Revisiting Latin America, catalog

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Revisiting Latin America

Nov 23, 2013 - Feb 15, 2014

PDNB, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas

PDNB Gallery opened its doors in 1995 with an exhibition of Latin American photography. This November, Revisiting Latin America will include many of the artists featured in the gallery’s debut exhibition. Throughout the past eighteen years the gallery has given solo exhibitions to many Latin artists including Marta María Pérez Bravo (Cuba), Carlos Jurado (Mexico), Lorry Salcedo (Peru), Luis Gonzalez Palma (Guatemala), Cassio Vasconcellos (Brazil), Mario Algaze (Cuba), and Esteban Pastorino Diaz (Argentina). This show will include these plus many others that have established themselves as significant artists in the U.S. and their own countries. PDNB Gallery has exhibited artists from throughout the world, with a specific focus on Latin American art. The styles are as diverse as the countries they represent, from documentary to surrealism.

See the PDNB Gallery exhibition catalog 2013-2014

See the Light

Sunday, October 27, 2013

See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection

October 27, 2013–March 23, 2014

Los Angeles County Museum Los Angeles, California.

LACMA presents a New Photography Exhibition Showcasing the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
See the Light Explores Parallels Between Photography and the Science of Vision.

La mujer, México, 1987

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Arnold Newman: In Context

June 29, 2013 - September 8, 2013

San Diego Museum of Art, California

This Permanent Collection installation is presented as a compliment to the temporary exhibition Arnold Newman: Masterclass. Divided between two main sections, the installation presents recent acquisitions in photography and works by artists portrayed in Newman’s photographs. The Museum continues to grow its Permanent Collection of photography. This presentation of recent acquisitions focuses on photographers active in Mexico and the United States and includes works by Newman's contemporaries, such as Gjon Mili, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Esther Bubley. A portrait by Leo Matiz, the Colombian photographer who worked in Mexico, depicts Frida Kahlo and resonates with Arnold Newman’s interest in depicting artists. A photograph by Flor Garduño suggests the paintings of Diego Rivera, reminding viewers of the power of symbols and gesture in the work of Newman. Portraits of artists represent one of the major components of Newman’s oeuvre and remain some of his most highly recognizedimages of his subjects. Arnold Newman: In Context presents works from the Permanent Collection by artists portrayed in the adjacent exhibition Arnold Newman: Masterclass. Rarely seen works by Isamu Noguchi and Alex Katz are here presented alongside collection favorites such as Georgia O’Keeffe’s Purple Hills. Moreover, this installation showcases the ability of an encyclopedic museum to complement Newman’s portraits of Claes Oldenburg and Helen Frankenthaler, among others, with works by these same artists.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Trilogy

March 20 - June 23, 2013

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Luis Potosí, México

 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

La Rosa de los Vientos

January 23 - February 26, 2013

Galería de Arte Mexicano, México, DF, México

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Canasta de luz, Guatemala, 1989

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dreams and Metaphors

October 15, 2012 - January 13, 2013

Gallery of Classical Photography in Moscow has been opened the Exhibition Dreams and Metaphors of the well-known Mexican photographer Flor Garduño.
The exposition presents over 70 works by her that have become world-famous. The Mexican photo artist takes pictures of women and, apparently, for women. She seeks for natural beauty — her models have nothing to do with glossy beauties perfected in Photoshop to please men’s eyes. Women as seen and shown by Flor Garduno are children of nature with a wise look, plump thighs, ripe breasts, and hot aura.
Quite often they are surrounded with flowers or fruit — they are as fine and natural as fresh lilies or juicy lemons. And the black-and-white film deepens the impression of documentary shooting and authenticity of nature. See more at: russia-ic.com

centrocultural

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trilogía, Centro Cultural Santo Domingo, Oaxaca

Oaxaca, México.- Trilogía, es la exposición  que organiza el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) y el Centro Cultural Santo Domingo y la cual será inaugurada el domingo 2 de octubre a las 12:00 horas.

En esta exposición, se presenta los casi 30 años de producción de la fotógrafa mexicana Flor Garduño divididos en tres temas: Bestiarium, Mujeres fantásticas y Naturalezas silenciosas.

Considerada entre las mejores fotógrafas contemporáneas del mundo, Flor Garduño se distingue por una discreta y refinada mirada que gracias a la maestría y el dominio del oficio, provoca asombro, emociones y ensoñaciones.

Mediante el juego y el rigor en la producción de sus imágenes, logra cautivar nuestra mirada y sumergirnos en una profunda introspección o mantenernos sorprendidos ante convivencias in­verosímiles con innegables guiños clásicos.

Espejos en los que la llama de la vida despliega sus rítmicas cadencias, los su­jetos creados por la artista –sean bestias, seres u objetos–, nacen de disparos que alumbran mundos secretos, íntimos y cercanos. En ellos despierta la magia del juego y el buen tino. Arrojan fulgores, armonías y equilibrios, mitos y reali­dades desprendidos de una trama entretejida de experiencias de las que aflora la sensibilidad de la fotógrafa.

Trilogía se exhibió por primera vez en el Museo del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. Ahora es recibida con honores en Oaxaca y se inaugura el domingo 2 de octubre de 2011, a las 12:00 horas. Nos acompañará la autora Flor Garduño y la Sra. Paloma Porráz del Amo, Directora del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.

Esta exposición se exhibirá en el Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de martes a domingo de 10:00 a 18:00 horas.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Trilogía

June 7 - November, 4 2012

Museo Arocena, Torreón, Coahuila, México

El Museo Arocena en colaboración con el Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso tiene el honor de presentar en esta exposición que lleva por título Trilogía, casi 30 años de producción de la fotógrafa mexicana Flor Garduño en tres temas: Bestiarium, Mujeres fantásticas y Naturalezas silenciosas, los cuales serán presentados en dos partes consecutivas.

Considerada entre las mejores fotógrafas contemporáneas del mundo, Flor Garduño se distingue por una discreta y refinada mirada que gracias a la maestría y el dominio del oficio, provoca asombro, emociones y ensoñaciones. Mediante el juego y el rigor en la producción de sus imágenes, logra cautivar nuestra mirada y sumergirnos en una profunda introspección o mantenernos sorprendidos ante convivencias inverosímiles con innegables guiños clásicos.

sanildefonso

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Trilogy" - World Premiere at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

Flor Garduno "Trilogy" World Premiere, April 12, 2011 until August 2011 at Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso, Mexico.

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Assyra, Fantastic Women

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fantastic Women

NOVEMBER 6, 2008 – JANUARY 9, 2009

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibit of recent photography by one of Latin America’s most acclaimed photographers, Flor Garduño. Garduño’s photographs attain an element of both earthly primacy and timeless classicism. They are uncluttered, focused, pristine, and yet invite multiple interpretations: they stimulate curiosity and invite contemplation. Garduño’s images are sublime. Indeed, Garduño has been called “a poet”—a great and worthy compliment.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Figure Illuminated: Flor Garduño, Alvin Booth, Ralph Gibson

September 9 - November 15, 2008

Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Etherton Gallery is pleased to present: The Figure Illuminated featuring the photographs of Flor Garduño, Alvin Booth and Ralph Gibson. The Figure Illuminated presents three reflections on the mysteries and wonders of the nude, featuring the monumental photographs of Flor Garduño’s sensuous women seen through the veil of magic realism; the erotically charged, abstracted bodies in Alvin Booth’s work, and Ralph Gibson’s deceptively simple, open-ended photographs that highlight tension, rhythm and vision.

Anémone, Switzerland, 2007

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

FLOR GARDUÑO - FANTASTIC WOMEN

May 3, 2007 – Jun 23, 2007

Fahey/Klein Gallery The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present new work from Mexican photographer Flor Garduño. Fantastic Women takes viewers on a visual display of beauty, wonder, and intrigue. Garduño's photographs continue the exploration of the fictionalized feminine ideal by reinterpreting the human figure as the archetypal representation of today's woman. "She takes photography into the realm of magical realism and creates a new dialogue by rewriting the story of woman with new legends and new myths" (Tereso Caspa Hurst, Bello Magazine, 2006). With careful construction of ritualistic, symbolic, and visual logistics, the world envisioned in Fantastic Women becomes one of truth, dreams, and an examination of the human condition. Garduño's focus on the female form is heightened by its coupling with elements of rich texture and contrasts of light which create imaginative and ethereal compositions that unravel and investigate the universal concepts of creation. At the age of 18, Flor Garduño attended the School of Fine Arts at the National University in Mexico City, mentored by the Hungarian artist Katie Horna. After finishing her studies in 1979, Garduño was hired by Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo as a darkroom assistant where she further developed her discipline and photographic skills. Garduño took her first independent position under the Secretary of Public Education where she was sent to parts of rural Mexico to document indigenous people-a project that later gave Garduño an avenue in which to use fantastical elements in her future work. Garduño's first book, Testigos del Tiempo (Witnesses of Time, Aperture, 1992) garnered both international exposure and recognition by having been published in five languages with seven editions and touring more than 40 exhibitions worldwide. Since then, she has published Inner Light/ Flor (Bulfinch Press, 2002) and Silent Natures (Gabriele Capelli Editore, 2005), two additional books that define Garduño's poetic photography. Garduño's photography has been exhibited in over 35 museums including the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Museum of Modern Art - New York and Houston, the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as numerous other museums worldwide. Flor Garduño currently lives in Mexico and Switzerland with her daughter and her son.

Inner Light tour

Friday, January 6, 2006

INNER LIGHT

TOUR SCHEDULE

William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs Mansfield, CT
January 15 – March 2006

La Raza Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA
April – May 2006

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
May 11 – September 17, 2006

Enigmatic black-and-white photography characterizes the work of Flor Garduño, a veteran woman photographer who trained under the Mexican master photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Inner Light showcased 62 photographs representing still-life objects and nudes. These works achieved a communion between the subject and the lens, which resulted in pictures that were emotional and psychological explorations of femininity. Her work is in the collections of prominent public institutions such as Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.

International Art and Artists

Sunday, March 20, 1994

Witnesses of Time

The profile of Mexican photography has been raised considerably by the recent sale of Tina Modotti's 1925 photograph Roses for an unprecedented dollars 165,000. Though Italian-born and raised in California, Modotti's astonishing photographic output grew out of her experiences in her adopted country, Mexico, where she was apprenticed to the great photographer (and Modotti's lover) Edward Weston. One of Modotti's greatest admirers was the young Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo - who went on to achieve international acclaim. And now it's the turn of his apprentice, Flor Garduno, who celebrates her first British exhibition, 'Witnesses of Time' at the National Museum of Photography.

TAITA MARCOS, ECUADOR, 1988

Sunday, September 5, 1993

Witnesses of Time

5 September - 17 October 1993
The exhibition's subtitle is "500 years of cultural indigenous resistance in Latin America" and is composed of 100 photographs, each one printed by their author, the fruit of ten years work in rural areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia. They portray the countryside, the people, the objects, the rituals and scenes of everyday life.

Museo d'arte di Mendrisio

Thursday, January 21, 1993

Witnesses of Time: Photographs by Flor Garduño

January 21, 1993 - March 7, 1993

The approximately 100 images contained in the exhibit conveyed a poetic and intimate vision of surviving indigenous communities in the Americas, particularly in rural areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. In these photographs, taken from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s, Garduño expressed the richness, vitality, and spirituality of peoples who resisted the assimilation of Western values and ways of life.