Bio-C.V. Press




Born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Arts degree in the Arts Faculty. Selected for Storytelling and New Media Foundation Diploma Pedro Meyer with World Press Photo scholarship 2014, scholarship Lia 2014 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, August 2014, for the first  of artists' books biennial  in San Martin, Argentina, at the Fair of artist's books by the Codex Foundation in Richmond, California, USA, in April 2015,  Selected for Photoespaña Discoveries, April 2015 selected for  5th International Artists Book Prize Sheffield in the UK. She won first place at the competition of the International Image Festival, in March 2014 in Pachuca, Hidalgo.Her work has been exhibited in Italy,Spain, Hungary, Mexico, United Kingdom, U.S.A and Argentina.
Studied the Artists Books Certificate Program in The Center for Book Arts in N.Y. 


One day, taking pictures of Blue Demond jr, another having a dinner at the home of the Ambassador of Lebanon another day in the filming of the James Bond movie in Mexico City, one afternoon eating with victims of S19 in Jojutla, Morelos, one night singing with the Zapatistas in Chiapas, perhaps in Madrid surrounded with masters of photography, or in an evaluation with the World Press Photo crew in Coyoacan, perhaps teaching a Turkish to dance cumbia in Istanbul, also pretend praying in Hebrew but  only for get to know the Mosque or taking Bollywood classes in Manhattan, documenting Guatemalan returnees from Mexico, discreetly chatting with Cuban bloggers in Havana, in Tamaulipas at the scene of a drug trafficking crime, or in Veracruz dancing danzon with a great love, taking photos from the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala, learning butoh with Ko Murobushi, confronting EPN, in master class with Terry Gilliam in Morelia, crashing on a motorbike in Co zumel, etc. with love, nostalgia, loss, adventure but above all intensity lives her life in its own way. If I loved you for sure we saw Casablanca and Nostalgia together if not you were anything more than a crush. To be continued .....



Contact:

Email: dianacortesfoto@gmail.com


Education Experience:
B.A in Fine Arts at  Autonomous University of the State of Morelos
Studied Certificate Program in Center for Book Arts.
Artist Book teacher  in Pedro Meyer Foundation.

Awards and scholarships:
April 2015 Selected for Discovery Week PHE Photoespaña Portfolio Review  in Madrid, Spain.
February 2015 Selected to participate in the Artist Book Fair at  The Codex Foundation in Richmond, California, USA.
May 2014 First place in Alternative Techniques Contest with Childhood theme in the International Image Festival (FINI) in the series House of Forgetfulness in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.
2014 Diploma and New Media Narrative-photo  scholarship by World Press Photo and Pedro Meyer Foundation.
2014 Scholarship in the Third Seminar  Artist Book Lia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Work, Exhibitions, and Artistic Residencies:
Participate in de 4th biennial in Castell dell´Ovo, Naples, Italy. August 19 to September 4, 2017.Organized by Lineadearte Officina Creativa. 
March 2017 selected in a collective exhibition “ Vitamina A” at Biblioteca Vasconcelos, organized by Centro de la la Imagen in Mexico, city.
2015-2017 Worked in Zone Zero Labs by Fundacion Pedro Meyer.
November-January 2017 participated in the collective exhibition called “Little Lexicons” at the central Library of Philadelphia, organized by Center for Book Art.
January-November 2016 collaborated in Amnesty International, New York.
November 2015 Participate in Photomonth portfolio review, London, United Kingdom.
November 2015  Participate in a collective exhibition "After Eden" Casa estudio Siqueiros, La Tallera, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
October 2015 Selected for the Artistic Residency in Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
September 2015 Selected for the Festival of Arts and Heritage in Staithes, United Kingdom.
July 2015 Selected for "Stories" group photography exhibition in PH21 gallery in Budapest, Hungary.
April 2015 Selected for  5th Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize. United Kingdom.
April 2015 Participated in The Book Fair in Guanajuato University,Mexico.
2013-15 Works as photographer in the photojournal  The News, Mexico.
November 2014 Participated in the International Artists Book Fair in LARVA Artist Lia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
July 2014 Selected for the 1st Biennial Artist Books in San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
December 2013 Selected to participate in a collective exhibition in the gallery Espacio Oculto in Madrid, Spain.
October 2013 Selected for  portfolio review by photographer Jennette Williams in the Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.
August 2011 Selected for II Artist Book Fair at Centro de la Imagen, DF. Mexico.
November 2011 Selected for the World's Forests Competition in Burgos, Spain by the Spanish Caixa Oxygen Foundation .
2008-2011 Coordinator of the Talleres la Guayaba, which organized several exhibitions focuses mainly in social and political issues, including the first Ecological Photo contest in the Morelos state, with Cuartoscuro magazine.

Collections:
December 2015 the Photobook "Between the Danube" become part of Franklin Furnace Artists´Books Collection, which physically house on the campus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 2015 the artist book"The house of forgetfulness" selected in the Joan Flasch  Artists´ Book Collection, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago,U.S.A.

Publications:

Photographs published in newspapers such as The News Mexico, Cuartoscuro magazine, The Journal of Pachuca, Diario de Morelos,Veracruz and Chiapas.

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