Lucia Fainzilber

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Lucia Fainzilber, Untitled #1 - Somewear Series (2014), inkjet print, 60 x 39 in


Somewear is a series of self-portraits, which struggles with the idea of identity. Setting my body in front of the camera has been a way of looking at myself in another way, trying to answer all those questions about who we really are. Society, family and the generation we live in, make this journey even harder. We camouflage as animals or even soldiers do in order to survive. It’s our way of being inside a system. It’s like a game: if it fits, your vision can be deceived creating almost an optical illusion. Is it possible to isolate our purest self from everything that surrounds us? Somewhere we can find these answers or not. Maybe the real answer is to learn how to live with this but not forgetting to look inside. Lucia Fainzilber, New York, 2014


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1986. Studied at The University of Buenos Aires fashion design (unfinished) and did Costume Making Design for Theatre workshops at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Art Direction in Filmmaking at The University of Cine in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. After graduating in 2008, worked as a colorist in postproduction, color-correcting movies in a Visual Mastering Studio before moving to New York to study at the International Center of Photography. After finishing The One-Year Certificate Program at ICP, assisted various fashion photographers based in NYC as well as doing her own editorial works for International magazines like Dossier and campaigns for international and local brands. Major exhibitions: “Moment of Recognition”, curated by Amy Arbus at Rita.K. Hillman Education Gallery at the International Center of Photography, New York, 2011.“My Truth, Your Truth”, curated by Alison Morley and Marina Berio at Rita.K. Hillman Education Gallery at the International Center of Photography, New York, 2012. Solo Exhibition “And Spring Again” at The Argentine Consulate in New York, 2014. Solo Exhibition “Somewear” at Praxis Gallery in New York, 2014. Group Show at Art Miami, Praxis Gallery, 2014. Group Show at LA Art Show, Praxis Gallery, 2015.