Bolivia, 1997
I am interested in questioning the dominant notions of cultural identity and the importance of photographic images for our notion of reality. My family comes from a community in the Andes called Calacota, I grew up in the city experiencing the tensions between my indigenous roots and the urban reality in Bolivia in the 2000s. I am currently working a lot with the landscape and the symbolic way we relate to it.


EDUCATION
2020 - 2022   MA in Contemporary Photography (distinction), EFTI, Madrid, Spain
2014 - 2018    BA Graphic Design and Visual Communication, UMSS, Cochabamba, Bolivia
2010 - 2015   Graduate in Performing Arts, Instituto Eduardo Laredo, Cochabamba, Bolivia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023   Seres y Montañas, Vigil Gonzales Gallery, Cuzco, Perú
2022   Warawar Wawa, Cultural Centre of Spain, La Paz, Bolivia
2022   Warawar Wawa, Camara Oscura Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2021   Warawar Wawa, Vigil Gonzales Gallery, Urubamba, Peru
2021   Warawar Wawa, International Photography Festival FORMAT 21, United Kingdom
2021   Warawar Wawa, Festival Images GetxoPhoto, Pais Vasco, Spain
2019   Happy Birthday, Simon I Patiño Cultural Center, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2019   Open Studio Residency, Kiosko Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2024   La Biennale di Venezia “Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere” curated by Adriano Pedrosa [upcoming: april 2024]
2023   Solar Foto Festival, Fortaleza, Brazil
2023   San Jose Foto IV, San Jose, Uruguay
2022   Landskrona Photo Festival, Landskrona, Sweden
2022   The State of Fashion, Arnhem, Netherlands
2021   Photo Slam, Les Rencontres d’ Arles, Arles, France
2021   Reframing History, PhotoVogue Festival, Milano, Italy
2021   Ph Museum Days, Bologna, Italy
2021   Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China
2021   Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
2020   Emerging Artists, Festival Photoville, New York,United States
2020   “Terra Incognita”, Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2019   “Emovere”, Centro Cultural Simon I Patiño, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2019   New Bolivian Contemporary Photography, C.C.P, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2019   “Punto de Encuentro” Festival, La Paz, Bolivia
2019   International Art Biennial CONTEXTOS, C.S. Patiño, Cochabamba, Bolivia
2018   Fotoproyectos, Galeria Cero, Madrid, Spain
2018   International Art Biennial CONART IV, mARTadero, Cochabamba,Bolivia
2018   International Photography Festival FIFV, Valparaiso, Chile

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2023    Recipent Magnum Foundation Fellowship, United States
2023    Winner of the International Grant, San Jose Foto IV, Uruguay
2022    Selected as National Geographic Explorer, United States
2021    Recipient Eduardo Abaroa National Award, Bolivia
2021    Recipient PhotoVogue Grant 2021, Italy
2021    Shortlisted Best Photobook of the year, PhotoEspaña, Spain
2021    Recipient Genesis Imaging Award, FORMAT 21 Festival, United Kingdom
2021    Recipient Honorable Mention, PH Museum Photography Grant, Italy
2021    Finalist Leica Commissions Series, Leica, Germany
2021    Winner of the GETXOPHOTO Open Call, Spain
2020    Nominee Joop Swart Master Class, World Press Photo, Netherlands
2020   Selected Portfolio Review, New York Times, United States
2020   Selected Photographer “Ones to Watch”, British Journal of Photography, United Kingdom
2020   Recipient VII Roberto Villagraz Scolarship, EFTI, Spain
2019   Recipient of the “Intervenciones Urbanas” Grant, Ministry of Development, Bolivia
2018   Recipient Kiosko Gallery, Artist Residency, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2018   Selected Photographer, 20 Fotógrafos Lab, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2017   Recipient Eduardo Abaroa National Award, Bolivia

COLLECTIONS
Jorge and Darlene Perez, Space 23, United States
Ministry of Cultures, Decolonization and Depatriarchalization, Bolivia
Galila’s P.O.C. Collection, Brussels, Belgium
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, United States

MONOGRAPHICS
2020   Warawar Wawa, Raya Editorial, Manizales, Colombia