Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark is an exhibition of photographs and videos by Verónica Puche. The title refers to an unfortunate and ridiculous event in which her 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 Puche’s family archive of images as well as oral and written histories. She collects, recreates, and merges stories in order to reconfigure them into new narrative possibilities. Her pieces are in conversation with her family history, nationality and personal experience resulting in a portrayal of several juxtaposed realities. Her dual Colombian and Nicaraguan heritage leads to questions about the complexity of identity in Latin-America.
Verónica Puche (b. in Bogotá, Colombia) is a New York-based artist working with photography and video. With a background in industrial design, her photographic work explores new ways to interact with an image. She brings fragments of her memory and intimate internal dialogs to reality through her work while simultaneously addressing social and historical issues.
April 28 I Thursday I 6 – 10 PM
April 29 – 30 I Friday – Saturday I 1 PM – 6 PM
The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.