Liza Ambrossio (born in Mexico City, Mexico, 1993) is a Mexican-Spanish artist who lives and produces in Madrid, Spain. She is the winner of the first prize in the Voies Off Award 2018 of The Photography Meetings in Arles, France (Les Rencontres de la Photographie) and also of the FNAC New Talent Award, 2018.
Some time ago I decided to change my life in the most extraordinary way possible. I looked in and without intending it I remembered the phrase with which my mother said goodbye the last time I saw her at sixteen years old – “I wish you well, and believe me I hope you´ll become strong and brave, so you can be merciless when the time comes to destroy your body and crush your soul the next time we see each other”- After an overwhelming emotional breakdown, I started this series of images intermingling with pictorial canvases and photographs of my family archive to impel the observer to immerse themselves in my psychology I stumble, but in the same way freeing myself, finding their lascivious looks, my fear of touch and the instinctive repulsion that represents for me the concept of “family”. In “The rage of devotion” I discover that although I look, I don´t want to see, because what lives inside me, looks and it is completely monstrous. Liza Ambrossio
Design: Alfredo De Stefano | Edition english-spanish | Hard cover | 20 x 24 cm | 104 pages | 62 photographs.