The interior landscapes of my island, Gran Canaria, evoke the memory of past lives. When the Castilian conquistadors appeared on this island, some aborigines of Gran Canaria, before being enslaved or surrendered, were thrown into the void at the cry of "Atis Tirma", which in its original language means "Long Live Sacred Mountain". In that way, they commended themselves to the spirits of the beyond.
AUTHOR: Marcos Rivero Mentado SPAIN
I have a degree in Art History from the ULL, an expert in Cultural Management from UC3M, curator of exhibitions and artistic photographer. I learned digital photography in a private school in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and I have received classes with artists like Antoine d'Agata. I have participated twice in the Biennial "Fotonoviembre" - Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain- in Collective Atlantic, in 2013 with my project "Vanitas" and in 2017, with "Noli me tangere", a set of self-portraits. Also, I have participated in several groups of pinhole photography, made throughout the island of Gran Canaria.
In 2016, I commissioned and participated in a collective photographic exhibition in the capital, held at the S / T Gallery, entitled "Still Life, Vanitas". Also, I exhibited at the Pinhole World Photography Day celebrated in Santa Lucía de Tirajana. , twice, 2016 and 2017. In the year 2017, I made a photographic workshop for the Refugee Center (CEAR) organized by the CAAM and the La Caixa Foundation. In October 2017, at the Faculty of Communication and Language of the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, I collaborated in a seminar called Reconciliation in Semillero "Speeches and Practices of Reconciliation", with a perfomatic photographic experience. I was a finalist in the Photography Biennial of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I am currently working on several personal photo projects and I hope to exhibit very soon at the Venice Biennale.