Gabriela García-Luna: New Territories/Nuevos Territorios
April 20 – May 5
Opening Reception, The Candahar, April 19, 5-7pm
Presented by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery & the Consulate of Mexico in Calgary
Gabriela García-Luna is a photo-based artist born in Mexico City, and living in Canada. García-Luna's work explores the paradoxical possibilities inherent to photography: to show the seen and reveal the unseen. One of the most influential experiences in her life was traveling to India for the first time in 2000. García-Luna continues to visit India for a few moths of the year to realize self directed studies which have had a strong impact on her work.
Since 1999 the García-Luna has exhibited photographic, photo-based and installation work in: Summa., Museo del Carmen, Mexico City (2003), Vulnerables., Galería Arte Alterno, Oaxaca, Mexico (2004), Speak/Memory, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, Canada (2009), MIND THE GAP! Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada & Art Gallery of Ottawa, Canada (2010-12).
In 2001 she was awarded First Prize in Photography in the Guadalajara Omnilife Grand Prize, Mexico and in 2002 the First Prize in Photography in the Queretaro Libertad Third Art Contest, Mexico. By 2003 García-Luna received a photographic project grant for The Banff Centre, through FONCA (National Foundation for Culture and Art Fellowship - Mexico) and in 2007 was the recipient of an Artist in Residency grant at La Chambre Blance, Quebec City, through FONCA/CALQ (Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec), to realize an installation work. In 2010 she received an Independent Artist Grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to realize a photo-based project, and in 2011 was the recipient of a grant through FONCA, Mexico and The Banff Centre, Canada to realize a photographic project at The Banff Centre.
Her work is part of OMNILIFE Collection and Gobierno del Estado de Queretaro, Mexico.
Illingworth Kerr Gallery
Alberta College of Art + Design
1407-14 Ave NW | Calgary, AB Canada | T2N 4R3