Vera Saldivar de Lira
Photographer

Vera Saldivar de Lira is a photographer and visual artist born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from a certificate in General Studies of Photography from the International Center of Photography being an Arnold Newman scholarship recipient in 2018 and gained an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College, New York, class of 2020 with a director’s fellowship.

Originally trained as an architect, in her practice she explores the various relationships between body, space and memory. Her works are based on her own interactions with both public and domestic spaces, triggered by alienation and dissociation, using the camera and image making processes as a means to confront agoraphobia and self awareness. Her work is influenced by Phenomenology and the interactions of the gaze and the body between common objects and spaces and aims to simultaneously explore the materiality of the photographic medium. Her works have been among the finalists of the Gallery Biesenbach Art Matters competition 2021, 2021 Experimental Photo Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, International Center of Photography School, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, among others.

Vera Saldivar de Lira
Photographer

Vera Saldivar de Lira is a photographer and visual artist born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from a certificate in General Studies of Photography from the International Center of Photography being an Arnold Newman scholarship recipient in 2018 and gained an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College, New York, class of 2020 with a director’s fellowship.

Originally trained as an architect, in her practice she explores the various relationships between body, space and memory. Her works are based on her own interactions with both public and domestic spaces, triggered by alienation and dissociation, using the camera and image making processes as a means to confront agoraphobia and self awareness. Her work is influenced by Phenomenology and the interactions of the gaze and the body between common objects and spaces and aims to simultaneously explore the materiality of the photographic medium. Her works have been among the finalists of the Gallery Biesenbach Art Matters competition 2021, 2021 Experimental Photo Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, International Center of Photography School, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, among others.

  • Atiéna R. Kilfa: Special Effect
    May 4 – Sep 8, 2024
    Den Frie
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    With Special Effect, Atiéna R. Kilfa presents a new body of works consisting of a short film and two large scale pencil drawings. In continuation of Kilfa’s investigation and restructuring of cinematic archetypes, Special Effect homes in on the nondescript figure of a man sitting at a desk. Shot in black and white, the film eerily evokes a timelessness of the figure by bringing it in resonance with pictorial genres reminiscent of various eras from German Expressionist cinema to the golden age of Hollywood film noir, fast forward to its 4K quality of today. (more…)
  • Ritual in Transfigured Time
    Mar 22 – May 26, 2024
    NW
    Aalst, Belgium
    The new NW is inaugurated with the opening exhibition Ritual in Transfigured Time, named after the 1946 short film of the same name by Maya Deren (Kiev, 1917–New York, 1961). Deren, whose life was driven by a desire for freedom, was a guiding light for us in devising the exhibition and film programme, as well as the principles of our revitalised organisation: dialogue, collaboration, experiment and the breaking down of boundaries. (more…)