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Pia Elizondo is a Mexican-French artist photographer. She holds a master’s degree from the École Nationale Supérieure de Photographie, Arles (2012).
Pia Elizondo’s work cuts into the worlds she inhabits and into her daily life to recreate an often dark world. She talks of memory, oblivion, voyage, and the intimate. The image stands as an open door, as a mirror, and photography as a language that tells of the interior world of the photographer but also of the spectator. She has also pursued all through her career a reflection on the image in the image.
She has been part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (SNC-FONCA-Mexico) since 2001. She has also worked as a workshop master in several institutions in Mexico and in France for almost 20 years. At the moment she conducts a personal project and editing workshop extended over six months at the École Nationale Supérieure de Photographie Louis Lumière in Paris.
Her work is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris and since 2003 she is distributed by Agence VU in Paris.
She has published several books. “Los pasos de la memoria”, Ed Blacaman (2013), “Ferias”, Atelier Baie (2013) and “Songe d’oubli”, Arnaud Bizalion éditeur (2015).
Pia Elizondo is also a bookmaker and she has self-published in small or medium editions: “De la possibilité du désir”(2012), “Songe d’oubli”(2013), “Journal”(2014), “The devil’s playground”(2014), “Entre deux” (2016) and “The fall” (2017).
She has been selected at the Fondation CCF prize (today HSBC) Paris, at Voies Off, Arles, and was given the second prize at “Iberoamericanos” La Paz, Bolivia.
Her work has been shown extensively in America and Europe.