Poetic Space Manifesto
16 May - 22 May 2020

Poetic Space Manifesto is a longterm project for the study and analysis of the space with a phenomenological - poetic approach, influenced by the reflections and research by authors, poets and philosophers such as Gaston Bachelard, Paul Valéry, Llorenç Raich, among others.

Through the photographic image Karla Guerrero aims to develop observations and hopefully to provide contributions to the study of the phenomenology of the space.

The project is divided in 4 parts:

    -The Manifesto. A writing of 15 statements as a way to experiment space.

    -The Series. Photographic series of spaces of home and hotel rooms.

    -The Installations. Experimental manifestations with animations and architectural prototipes.

    -The Poetics. A curatorial show on the Instagram account: @_thepoetics

Karla Guerrero (b. 1993, Mexico City, Mexico) is a photographer, digital curator, and cultural manager, founder of Femgrafia, based in Mexico City. 

Her work is highly influenced by the philosophical vanguard of Phenomenology in the behavior of the gaze, the interactions of oneself between objects, spatial explorations in experiences of transience and absence: memory, loss, and void.

Guerrero's work has been exhibited online and offline in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Mexico, including international fairs such as Cosmos Arles Books. Published and reviewed by international platforms such as Aesthetica Magazine, GUP Magazine, and Lensculture. She has obtained the Sony World Photography Award, POY Latam, FOAM Paul Huf Award nominee, and the Lucie Foundation Scholarship shortlist.

In her new facet as a cultural manager, she has participated as a jury and speaker at international photography festivals and cultural spaces, worked as an assistant in contemporary photography galleries, has developed open calls, portfolio reviews, online exhibitions, and blog's interviews. From 2017 to 2020 she collaborates writing about photography and visual culture with digital approaches on platforms with exposure in Latin America. In 2019, she founded Femgrafía, a platform for dissemination and research on the photographic work of women in Latin America and Spain, where she aims to create a community between spaces and artists for the future study and recognition of women photographers.

︎ @karlagtfoto
︎ www.karla-guerrero.com

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