These are some of Cecilia Paredes‘s photo performance images of camouflaged bodies considering themes of origin, displacement, and belonging. Paredes typically spends weeks preparing for her intricately painted and staged photo shoots in which she may perform as an animal, mythical being, or a migrant seeking acceptance or anonymity in an unfamiliar clime.
Here you can see some of Cecilia’s work exhibited at ArtYard in 2016. The project was curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora. Working with Cecilia was a real pleasure. She is constantly traveling with her work around the world, accompanied by her equally talented husband, who is a music composer. We were happy to see them at our latest opening.