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On the border of Mexico and United States pasting portraits of people inside the Rio Grande River walls.

BIO

Monica Lozano is a Mexican-American photographer born in El Paso Texas and raised across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Lozano received her Masters Degree in Photography in Madrid Spain. Her work has been selected for various international photo competitions and grants. In 2011 Lozano finished the Photo Global residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York on a presidential scholarship. Lozano's elegant and socially charged portraits have been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Seoul, Indonesia, Portugal, Tunis, Chile, Greece, Morocco, Mexico and the United States. Her work has been featured under the “One To Watch” article in American Photo Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review selected her for the “20 Women to Watch” list. In 2011 she collaborated with the TED Award winner JR and his Inside Out Project in Mexico where she coordinated and organized a massive action around the world called "Be The Change", she was also featured in the Inside Out Movie at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Lozano’s work was selected for the opening exhibition of Latin America's first museum dedicated to photography and image founded by the Pedro Meyer Foundation in Mexico City. Currently Lozano is living in the border of Mexico and USA, teaching young students in different Universities about photography and art as a way to transcend borders.

CV

  • EDUCATION
  • Photo Global Residency. School of Visual Arts, New York, United States. 2010 - 2011.
  • Masters Degree in Advertisement and Fashion Photography. TAI Escuela Superior de Artes y Espectaculos, Madrid, Spain. 2008 - 2009.
  • BA Graphics Design and Visual Arts. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico. 2001 - 2005.
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Monica Lozano Photography, Owner - Director. 2006 - Present.
  • University of Texas at El Paso, Professor. 2018 - Present.
  • Quadro Productions, Photographer, CDMX 2010-2018.
  • CBS Broadcasting Television Inc. Graphic Design / Photographer. 2007 - 2008.
  • MAIN EXHIBITIONS
  • AMBULANTE, Documentary Film Festival, bi national solo photo exhibition. 2019.
  • "Exhilios Fotograficos", INBA, Ciudad Juarez. 2018-19.
  • "BORDERS", Sardinia, Italy, 2017.
  • "Disarmante", Cagliari, Italy, 2017.
  • Todos Somos Migrantes, Copenhagen, 2017.
  • Todos Somos Migrantes, Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Caceres, Spain, 2017.
  • Ayotzinapan 26, cortometraje documental, Filmoteca, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. UNAM, 2016.
  • "Todos Somos Migrantes", Universidad Ibero Americana (IBERO), Puebla, 2016.
  • "Todo Por Ver", Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, CDMX, Mexico 2015.
  • "No nos cabe tanta Muerte", Granada, Spain. 2015.
  • "BORDERS", Transnational Art Biennial, El Paso-Juarez, 2015.
  • "Todos Somos Migrantes", Madrid, España, 2014.
  • "Madrid. Ext/Dia", PhotoEspaña, Madrid, 2014.
  • "Todos Somos Migrantes", Universidad Ibero Americana (IBERO), Mexico City, 2013-2014.
  • "Borders", Basico, El Paso TX, 2013-2014.
  • "Todos Somos Migrantes", Fototeca, Zacatecas, Mexico 2013.
  • "Todos Somos Migrantes", Mexico City, 2013.
  • "The Other Side", Solo Exhibition, International Arts Movement, New York. 2012.
  • "No nos cabe tanta Muerte", Barcelona, Spain. 2012 -13.
  • "Inside Out Project", Juarez / El Paso, border of Mexico and USA. 2011-2012.
  • "Photo Global New Releases", SVA & New York Photo Festival, New York. 2011.
  • "Project Paz Art Exhibition", New York. 2010 - 2011.
  • “Lab Exhibition” Michael Foley and Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York. 2010.
  • “Noche en Blanco” Cultural Night, Mexican Embassy, Madrid, Spain. 2010 .
  • “Borders Violent-arte” Museo Lopez Portillo, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2010.
  • “Borders” Solo Exhibition, Spazio Italia Gallery, Munich, Germany. 2009.
  • “Borders” Solo Exhibition, TAI BOX Gallery, Madrid, Spain. 2009.
  • "Pecha Kucha Vol. 5" El Paso, United States. 2009.
  • “Borders” Solo Exhibition, “Festival Cultural de la Ciudad”, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 2009.
  • AWARDS
  • Portrait of Humanity Book, final selection published by British Journal of Photography and Magnum Photos. 2019
  • Documentary Family Awards, Judges Choice Award. 2019
  • Documentary Family Awards, 2nd Place on Real Life Moments. 2019
  • Presidential Scholarship / Photo Global Residency / School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 2010.
  • American Consulate in Mexico Artist Grant
  • Photo Semifinalist “Hyeres” Fashion and Photography International Competition. Hyeres, France. 2010.
  • “Air Dolomiti” (Lufthansa) Photo Award, Trieste, Italy. 2009.
  • Photo Finalist “ITS#EIGHT” Fashion and Photography International Competition. Trieste, Italy. 2009.
  • Full Scholarship / Photography Masters Degree / Escuela Superior de Artes y Espectaculos, Madrid.
  • 2009
  • Emmy Award for collaboration in WCCO TV Graphic Design Climate Package. Minneapolis, MN. 2008.
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • Portrait of Humanity Book, by British Journal of Photography, Magnum Photos, Hoxton Mini Press and Clear Channel, 2019.
  • Documentary Family Awards and Storytellers Conference Book, 2019.
  • Featured in film Documentary, "Mein unbekanntes America" for Channel 1. Switzerland, 2019.
  • Vogue Mexico and Latinamerica, January Issue, 2019.
  • Featured in "The Jungle" New York City. Film collaboration with Good Chance Theater, London, 2018.
  • Ser Mujer en Latinoamerica, the book, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, CDMX, 2018.
  • Reuters, El Pasto TX, 2018.
  • Photo Book, Migracion 2.0 Book, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico. 2018.
  • Vogue Mexico and Latinamerica, September Issue, 2018.
  • Photo Book, La Frontera, by Stefan Falke, Germany, 2014.
  • Photo Book, Be The Change, published in France, 2014.
  • The Artclass curator, spotlight Juarez 03.11 Series. 2014
  • Columbia Journalism Review, "20 Women to Watch". July 2012.
  • Huffington Post, Culture and Arts, Monica Lozano’s Photographs Depict Stories Of Struggle And Survival In Juarez. April, 2012.
  • American Photo Magazine, "One to Watch" Column. Sept Issue. 2011.
  • EFE International Agency / ”Borders” Featured work and interview to various media outlets. 2010.
  • DXI International Magazine / “Disney Madrid” Cover and editorial content. 2010.
  • Calle 20 Magazine Spain / Featured work and Interview. 2010.
  • www.minispace.com Berlin / “Borders” Featured as Portfolio of the week. 2009.
  • www.reporteindigo.com / 2009.
  • Cibeles Fashion Week Madrid / Press Photographer. 2009.
  • CONFERENCES / COURSES TAUGHT
  • Conversatorio Mujeres Fotografas en la Frontera. INBA, Ciudad Juarez, 2019.
  • Clickfest, Merida Yucatan Mexico, 2018.
  • Photography and Arquitecture, Texas Tech University. 2018.
  • Professional Practices, University of Texas at El Paso, 2018.
  • Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, 2017.
  • BodaF, Queretaro, Mexico. 2017.
  • Ellas Workshop, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 2016.
  • Jewel Box, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso TX, 2016.
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM, 2016.
  • Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Facultad Antropologia Social. 2016.
  • University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA, 2015.
  • La Salle University, Philadelphia, United States, 2015.
  • Clickfest, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 2015.
  • Artist Talk, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, March 2014.
  • CNN Latin America interview for MUJER LATINA, 2013.
  • Free Dimensional, Centro Cultural España, Mexico City, October 2013.
  • Encuentro Nacional de Escuelas de Diseño, Encuadre, October 2013.
  • TEDx Talk, El Paso TX, Sept. 2013.
  • Artist Talk, Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico. May 2013.
  • International Day of Peace, Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Sept. 2012.