Mónica Alcázar-Duarte is a Mexican-British multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work acknowledges her indigenous heritage while exploring current ideals of progress. She embraces themes related to science and technology and their influence over society and the natural world. In her projects she mixes images and new technologies, such as Augmented Reality, to create multi-layered work, producing meaning through seemingly disconnected narratives. Alcázar-Duarte’s work confronts our obsession with speed and infinite growth on a planet crying out for us to slow down.
She has been a jury member for The Royal Photographic Society and Bar-Tur Award. She has also been a mentor and nominator for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. She holds degrees in Filmmaking, Scenography, and Photography from Mexico, N.Y., and London. Her photobook, Your Photographs Could be Used by Drug Dealers, was acquired in 2014 for artist book collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Yale University Gallery, and the Joan Flasch Collection at the Arts Institute of Chicago. Alcázar-Duarte has received grants and fellowships from the MEAD Foundation, the Ampersand Foundation, National Geographic, Creative Industries Innovation Fund Netherlands, and Arts Council England. Her work has been published, exhibited, and collected throughout Europe, Mexico, and the United States.
This residency is co-sponsored by Autograph in London, England, a collaboration since 1996.