Mirjana Vrbaški. Olga, 2017. © Mirjana Vrbaški. Courtesy of the artist and Andreina Fuentes Angarita.

Karoliina Kase. Shannon, 2015. © Karoliina Kase. Courtesy of the artist and Andreina Fuentes Angarita.

Skewed image: Carlotta Boettcher. Man in Mask. 17th Street. Private Residence. San Francisco Urban Portraits series, 1972-1978. Courtesy of Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers and the artist.

Past and Present of the Body: 16 Voices of Contemporary Photography​​

WOPHA / 10.22.2021

The Fuentes Angarita Collection (FAC) presents the group exhibition Past and Present of the Body: 16 Voices of Contemporary Photography. The show explores the diversity of readings and ideas about the body, taking into account the works of both prominent and emerging women photographers. Curator Pietro Daprano asserts “For some people, their body is a place of reconciliation and recognition of their identity and personality, while for others it is a mass that represents an absence of meaning or ideal form. From these premises arises Past and Present of the Body, an exhibition on contemporary photography that proposes a review of the body as a primordial and constructive dimension of cultures and social practices in order to identify the dense texture around its definitions, relationships, and valuation.”

The exhibition includes the participation of women who have explored the medium of photography and are members of FAC—Carlotta Boettcher, Miru Kim, and Nayari Castillo. Daprano also called upon the participation of women photographers and other voices linked to the horizon of the feminine, hybrid identities and sensations, and notions based on transition or fluidity. This selection of artists is made up of Claudia Toledo, Clotilde Petrosino, Desirée De Stefano, Elise Corten, Erika Larsen, Gabo Caruso, Karoliina Kase, Kristen Joy Emack, María José Juncos, Mirjana Vrbaški, Morganna Magee, Reme Campos, and Tania Bohórquez. 

On view: November 15 – November 22, 2021

Location: JW Marriott Marquis Miami. 255 Biscayne Blvd Way. Miami, FL 33131

Artists: Carlotta Boettcher, Tania Bohórquez, Reme Campos, Gabo Caruso, Nayari Castillo, Elise Corten, Desirée De Stefano, María José Juncos, Kristen Joy Emack, Karoliina Kase, Miru Kim, Erika Larsen, Morganna Magee, Clotilde Petrosino, Claudia Toledo, and Mirjana Vrbaški.

This program is presented in partnership with Fuentes Angarita Collection and JW Marriott Marquis Miami.


Fuentes Angarita Collection (FAC) aims to collect and promote artists who explore the construction of identity and new aesthetics of the social imaginary in the face of oppressive political systems. The Collection supports artistic practices that challenge the status quo through media such as photography, video, installation, and performance.

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