Verónica Puche

CO/NI


Verónica Puche (1984, Bogotá, Colombia) es una artista visual que trabaja con fotografía, texto y video. Su obra explora conexiones entre el pasado y el presente al evocar fragmentos y diálogos internos de su memoria personal y familiar, refiriendo aspectos sociales e históricos de su entorno. Tras graduarse de diseño industrial de la Universidad de los Andes, completó el programa de General Studies del International Center of Photography y posteriormente obtuvo la maestría en Bellas Artes y Estudios Fotográficos Avanzados de ICP/Bard, recibiendo por dos años consecutivos la Director’s Fellowship. Su obra ha sido expuesta en Estados Unidos y México y sus publicaciones hacen parte de la colección privada de la biblioteca de ICP. Actualmente vive en Brooklyn, NY.

Verónica Puche (b.1984, Bogotá, Colombia) is a New York-based artist working with photography, video and text. She holds a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad de los Andes, completed the program in General Studies at International Center of Photography and the MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-BARD where she received the Director’s Fellowship for two consecutive years. Her work has been exhibited in the Unites States, Mexico and Colombia. Her publications and artist books are part of the ICP Library collection.


Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark [De cómo a mi tío abuelo se lo devoró un tiburón.]

Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark, es un proyecto de fotografías y cuentos. El título se refiere a una desafortunada y ridícula historia en la que mi tío abuelo se lanzó en aguas infestadas con tiburones para impresionar a una bella joven. Su desaparición llevó a una intensa búsqueda en la que solo se encontró su pierna izquierda.

La principal fuente de inspiración de ésta serie es mi archivo familiar de fotografías así como sus historias orales y escritas. Yo me encargo de coleccionarlas, recrearlas y fusionarlas para re-configurarlas en nuevas posibilidades narrativas. Mis obras están en conversación con mi historia familiar, mi nacionalidad y mi experiencia personal, creando de esta manera varias realidades yuxtapuestas. Mi herencia colombo-nicaragüense me lleva a cuestionar la compleja identidad de Latinoamérica.

Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark

Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark is a project of photographs and short stories. The title refers to an unfortunate and ridiculous event in which my great uncle leapt into shark-infested waters in order to impress a girl. His disappearance led to a massive search. Only his left leg was found.

The main source of inspiration for this body of work comes from my family archive of images as well as oral and written histories. I collect, recreate, and merge stories in order to reconfigure them into new narrative possibilities. My pieces are in conversation with my family history, nationality and personal experience resulting in a portrayal of several juxtaposed realities. My dual Colombian and Nicaraguan heritage leads to questions about the complexity of identity in Latin-America.



Granada, 2016
From the series: Such as my great uncle eaten by a shark.
Archival Pigment Print
14” x 21” 

Lucia, 2016
From the series: Such as my great uncle eaten by a shark.
Archival Pigment Print
14” x 21”

Paisaje Reflectivo, 2016
From the series: Such as my great uncle eaten by a shark.
Archival Pigment Print
20” x 30”

Untitled, 2016
From the series: Such as my great uncle eaten by a shark.
Archival Pigment Print
20” x 30”

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