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Archivo Venegas Percevault


Archivo Venegas Percevault

“Unique Days: the study and its archive,” is a project by artist Yvonne Venegas (Long Beach, 1970), that showcases the routines that defined upper middle-class life in Tijuana, Baja California, during the seventies and eighties, through the appropriation of select images and a sharp analytical edit. The exhibition is the result of rescuing images from the archive of the commercial photographic studio Venegas Fotografía Fina, established by her parents in 1972 in the border city.

Yvonne graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York and received her MFA at the University of California San Diego in 2009. She has shown her work individually and in group shows throughout Mexico, US, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Spain, France, Poland, and Russia, including individual shows at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Casa de America, Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) Mexico City, Diaz Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, and Baxter, New York.

In 2010 she received the Magnum Expression Award, given by Magnum Photos, as well as the National Creators Grant by the Mexican Cultural and Arts Fund (FONCA) for two terms, and in 2016 she received the Guggenheim Fellowship for her project San Pedro Garza Garcia.

Her work is part of collections in the US, Mexico, and France, including the permanent collection of the SF MoMa, San Francisco, The Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, as well as the Haudenschild Collection, Fundación Televisa, Mexico City, Centro de la Imagen Mexico, Mexico City Moises Cosio, Alumnos 47, Jason Reitman, and Anna Gamazo de Abello among others.

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