About Liza

Bio

Liza Ambrossio (b.Mexico City, 1993) is a Mexican artist based between Madrid, Spain and París, France. She´s graduated of a double bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences, UNAM (México) and Industrial Design by UAM-UT (MEX-USA) with a master's degree of photography and artistic projects from PIC.A School's Photo España. Her body of work combines photographs of macabre archive with cryptic paintings, performance, intervention, installations, videos, psychology, medicine, lucid nightmares, science fiction and witchcraft that come together in free association. Her work is an exercise in sinister freedom that has a strong relationship with chance and instinct, mixing different techniques (archive images, pictorial intervention, makeup, collage, performance, analogue and digital photography ...).

When she was sixteen years old she asked one of the house keepers of her mother's house to steal photographs of the old family albums, while Liza self-portraying herself looking for ways to survive at a distance during the emancipation of her family due to the mental illness of her mother, while passing by chilling scenes of the dawn in Mexico City, México, her project lasts eight years. She talks about 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 poetry devours its seduction.

Project awarded with the Discoveries award 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 also she has been invited to exhibit at the FORMAT19 festival in the UK, IMAGO19 festival in Portugal, Photo London and JustMad; she was a finalist for the Burn Award of the Magnum Foundation and Fujifilm 2018. Resulting in a photo book co-edited by Desiertas Ediciones & La Fabrica nominated as one of the best photo books of the year 2018 by the most influence spanish newspaper El País.

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 the DOCfield Dummy Award Fundación Banc Sabadell 2018 in Barcelona, ​​Spain. Also she was winner of the Babel Gallery Award (Brazil) in the first Contest of Contemporary Photography of Latin America in Monterrey, Mexico and winner of the Discoveries prize of Foto Magazine in Germany.

She has been nominated for the Plat(t)form review of the Winterthur Fotomuseum in Switzerland 2019 and Liza has been granted with scholarships for production residencies in Iceland, the United States, Luxembourg and France 2017-2019.

www.lizaambrossio.com

Age 26
Nationality Mexican
Born in Mexico
Based in Spain
Languages spoken English, French, Spanish

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Current Location: Spain

Awards

2018

  • First prize of the Voies Off Awards, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
  • FNAC New Talent Award
  • Scholarship for the portfolio review in the FotoFest of Houston, Tx, USA
  • (TAI) Photography Talent Grant, Spain
  • New Visions by Cortona On The Move Festival, Italy
  • Emerging Prize by Encontros Da Image Portugal

2017

  • Prize Discoveries of Photo España Festival-La Fabrica
  • Luz del Norte- Bindu prize, México