Join us for a conversation with Mariela Sancari, led by ICP faculty members Victor Sira and Leandro Villaro.


Mariela Sancari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976. She has lived and worked in Mexico City since 1997. Her work explores identity and memory, and the many ways they are intertwined. It examines the thin and elusive line that divides memory and fiction. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Photographic Prize at the VI Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales (Yucatán, 2013) and the PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos Prize (Madrid, 2014). Her work was selected for the XVI Bienal de Fotografía of Centro de la Imagen and received an Honorable Mention in the XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA. Her first book, Moisés, was selected by several curators and reviewers, such as Sean O'Hagan, Tim Clark, Erik Kessels, Jörg Colberg, Larissa Leclair, Yumi Goto, and Colin Pantall, among others, as one of the best photobooks of 2015.

Victor Sira is a Venezuela-born photographer/artist whose work has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Andrea Frank Foundation Fellowship, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Sira is a faculty member at the ICP-Bard MFA program, where he teaches The Book: Imaginary Studio, A Non-Stop Process. In 2011, he co-founded, with Shiori Kawasaki, Bookdummypress.

Leandro Villaro is an Argentine photographer and editor. He is the Coordinator of Programs at Penumbra Foundation, a non-profit photographic arts organization in New York City, and currently teaches in the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program. He has collaborated with several photographic institutions in the U.S. and Latin America including errata editions and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. In 2010, he started antennae collection, a small editorial house dedicated to creating artistic film and print works from Argentina, among them Dialéctica en suspenso: Argentine Experimental Film & Video, Claudio Caldini Experimental Films 1975-82, and Jorge Honik Experimental Films 1968-75.


TOP IMAGE: © Mariela Sancari