Marina Font and Amalia Caputo: Instacorrespondences
InstaCorrespondences intends to explore the possibility to build through a photo social media such as Instagram, a visual dialogue in the age of social media and hyper-connectivity. Re-thinking the almost disappeared postcard, the written note or the slow mail letter, we establish an immediate communication device on-line and intend to find correspondences between the small, daily captures that we choose to reveal to the media. Aware of the constant bombarding of images that the world is facing, InstaCorrespondences places itself in between the romanticized decisive moment of photography and the technological immediacy of internet, crossing the bridge between public and private and questioning as well the role of mobile device driven images in the realm of art. The nature of this project continues to remove and add images, and establishes an ongoing stream of thought, the overlapping capacity of memory to reconstruct stories.
Amalia Caputo (Venezuela 1964) holds a Bachelor in Art and Art History from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an MFA in Studio Art/ Photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography. Since 1989 Amalia Caputo has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in her native Caracas, also in Barcelona, Miami, London, Mexico, New York, Taipei, DC, to name a few. Recent solo exhibitions include “Transferencias” a large installation of video, photography and objects at Fundación Cultural Chacao, La Caja, in Caracas curated by Lorena González in 2012, In 2010 “Tableaux” at Dot Fifty One Gallery, in Miami; in 2006 “Fe, Cuerpo y Artificio”, curated by Costanza De Rogatis, at the Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas and traveled to Museo de Arte Acarigua Araure, also in Venezuela. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2004 Juan Lovera Award, 62º Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela. Her work is represented in various public and private collections including those of the Galeria de Arte Nacional in Caracas Venezuela, the Fundación Banco Mercantil Collection in Caracas, Museum of Latin American Art – Molaa, in LA, and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection and the Arturo and Liza Mosquera in Miami, among others. Lives and works in Miami, Florida, since August 2003.
Marina Font (Argentina 1970) studied design, sculpture, and photography at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martin Malharro, Argentina. She moved to the United States in 1996. In the summer of 1998 she studied photography at Speos Ecole de la Photographie in Paris. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, 2009. She has been part of several group shows at museums and cultural institutions such as: The Boca Museum of Art, The MDC Museum of Art+Desigh, Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Museum of Florida Art, Deland, The Appleton Museum of Art , Ocala, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Girls Club Collection of Contemporary Art, and Centro Cultural Espanol Miami. Through her career Marina has exhibited at: Dacil Art, Argentina, Espacio Foto Arte, Uruguay, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami and Dina Mitrani Gallery, who represents her work in Miami; as well as local and international fairs: Buenos Aires Photo (solo project), Miami Projects, MIA, Arteamericas, Art Naples, Art Live Fair, Art Wynwood. She was awarded “Best in Show” at Biennial Six – Museum of Florida Art; 2012 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Finalist and Photoclucida’s Critical Mass Finalist, 2012 & 2014. Her work has been published in Artnexus magazine, Photo+ Magazine, Korea, EnFoco’s Nueva Luz photographic Journal, Arte al Dia, Inventario Corriaini, Milan, Italy, Wall Street International Magazine, The Miami Herald, Artdistrict Magazine, Lenscratch, Light Leaked, and Elisabeth Avedon’s Blog, to mention a few. Marina lives and works in Miami Beach.
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