The New Woman at Biennale della Fotografia Femminile
WOPHA / 01.24.2020
WOPHA Announces Artist Selection for the Biennale della Fotografia Femminile
(Miami – January 23, 2020) Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) announces the selection of artists to exhibit in The New Woman: Gender Discourse in the Development of Cuban Female Photography at the Biennale della Fotografia Femminile from March 5 – March 8, 2020, in Mantova, Italy.
This first edition of the Biennale della Fotografia Femminile with the theme of “work”, will be hosted in historical venues throughout the city of Mantova. The exhibition The New Woman features six, critically selected, women artists whose photographs transcend the stereotypes related to the concepts of “women” and “work”, and create a paradigm of representation on gender discourse in the Cuban context. The event will be complemented by four days of programs; artist talks and panel discussions with the participation of prominent photographers, scholars, and historians, as well as creative workshops and portfolio reviews.
We congratulate the selected artists, Niurka Barroso (Cuba-Canada), Anna Mia Davidson (USA), Kattia García (Cuba), Sonia Cunliffe (Peru), and Gilda Pérez (Cuba). Also, it is an honor to include in the exhibition the work of María Eugenia Haya (Cuba).
Guided by guest curator Aldeide Delgado, founder and director of WOPHA and author of the ongoing book and archive, Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, an open call to artists identified as women, from any nationality, with photo-based projects in Cuba, was announced in September 2019. The projects had to explore the curatorial concept of “women at work” in a critical, reflexive, and creative way. Among relevant themes were: work paid or not, invisible work, sexual work, the problematization of gender roles in the labor context, contemporary forms of slavery, creative, occasional, institutional, and research work. Delgado, with the assistance of WOPHA collaborators, Rocio Cardenas (curator, art critic and researcher) and Patricia Gouvêa (visual artist and researcher), selected projects by six national and international, professional, female photographers in December 2019.
WOPHA wishes to thank the committee of the Biennale della Fotografia Femminile and looks forward to presenting The New Woman: Gender Discourse in the Development of Cuban Female Photography.