ANAMARIA MCCARTHY

ANAMARIA MCCARTHY

She is part of OPEN PANORÀMIC 2020 with the project Empty Rooms.

Born in Glen Cove, New York (1955) to a Peruvian mother and an Irish-American father, she has been residing in Lima, Peru since 1973. First specializing in ceramic sculpture later began experimenting with photography and video in 1987 centering her interests on the nude, the self-portrait and inspired by the family history. In 1990 she was a medal recipient in the 50° International Photographic Salon of Japan Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo, Japan and awarded an honorable mention in the I Biennale of Photography of San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1998. She has published six books of photography and presented in 2019 her memoirs in Lima:  Reflejo de un momento. She lives and works in Lima. Her photographs have represented Peru in important international biennials and mayor exhibitions worldwide. Selected shows: Kingman Foundation, Quito, Ecuador (1993) I y II Biennale of Photography of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1993 y 1995); Fotofest 1996 en Houston, Texas, USA; Fotoseptiembre, Mexico DF (1996); Tokyo, Japan (1996); Museum of Art, Guadalajara, Mexico (1997); VI y VII Havana Biennale, Cuba (1997 y 2000);  A gift for India, New Delhi, India (1997);  Camerawork, San Francisco, California, USA (1997);  Museum of Modern Art of Mérida, Venezuela (1998);  FotoEspaña, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain (1999); Peruvian Embassy Art Gallery, Washington D.C., USA (1999); Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba (1999); the Museo del Barrio, Nueva York City, USA (2000); Retrospective Show: El Espejo Infiel, ICPNA, Lima, Peru (2002); Museum of Contemporary Arte (MAC) Santiago, Chile (2007); Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008); Vidas ocultas, with Indian artist Vivan Sundaram, ICPNA, Lima, Peru (2011); Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba (2010);   1ª Lima Photo Biennale, Lima, Peru (2011); The Private  Photo Collection at the  Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba (2013); Pasajera en tránsito, Corriente Alterna, Lima, Peru (2015); Anatomía Interior: Introspection 1992-2017, John Harriman Gallery, British Cultural Center, Lima, Peru and the British Art Gallery, San Juan de Miraflores, Peru (2018).

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