The Unperson Project Curriculum Vitae


 




Exhibiciones Colectivas

2021  Muestra itinerante de video arte, ‘Paréntesis’. Puebla, MX

2021  ‘Three Acts: A Survey Of Shame, Emotion And Oblivion’, Redline Contemporary Art Center. Denver, Co.

2021 ‘Feel Me’ curada por Lee LaBier, Bleue Tile Gallery, Marzo 2021, Denver, Co.

2021  ‘Objects, Being, Essence and Notion’, Alto Gallery, Marzo 2021, Denver, Co.

2021  ‘The Big Picture 2021’, Redline Contemporary Art Center. Denver, Co.

2021  Night Lights Denver, D&F Tower, Denver, Co.

2020  ‘Espacio Vera’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Lima. Lima, Perú.




Publicaciones

2021  The Know/The Denver Post “Redline’s ‘Three acts’ asks dozens of photographers to capture aspects of an unsettling era, Marzo 2021

2021  ERRR Magazine, “Vaporizadas”

2021  The Know/The Denver Post, “Three Acts: A Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion”

2021  New Collection. “Mutable & Elusive: Power of the Unperson”.

2020  Lenscratch, “2020 Favourite Photos”

2020  Der Greif, “Selection by Marie Gomis-Trezise”.

2018  El Siglo de Durango, “The Unperson Project: Una cicatriz del olvido”

2018  Hoja Santa, “Apetito por la vida, The Unperson Project”.

2018  Chilango, “Vaporiza sus fotos y olvida a tu ex con The Unperson Project”

2018  Portada EP Broken Hard Drive Dives Prefuse 73, Abril 2018




Conferencias

2021  The Unperson Project crea el ciclo de conferencias “The Unperson Talks”, Ciclo 1: Febrero-Abril




Radio

2017  IMER, La feria, carrusel cultural, “Juan Solís habla sobre The Unperson Project”.




Podcasts

2021  Remotas Podcast, artistas invitadas al episodio “Que la grieta no se haga más grande.














THE UNPERSON PROJECT





This project is an archive of oblivion. We made an open call inviting people to donate photographs to us in which they had erased someone from the image, either as a means to forget them, or to forget a moment in their past. This process is called vaporization and once someone is vaporized they become an Unperson, a term created by George Orwell in his novel 1984. We focus on exploring the value of the photograph as a medium in which attempts to inflict oblivion are perpetrated and how the blank spaces, burn marks, cut out faces, or scratched off ink take the place of someone. These spaces imply the presence of the ones who went from apotheosis to damnatio memoriae. Once the participants donate the image to us, we take on the role of perpetrators, channeling the desire to forget someone by defacing the photograph that contains their image, thus allowing that individual to assert some kind of control over the subject in the photograph.
Subsequently we become archivists and curators. cataloguing the photographs, and deciding on their place in the archive. Additionally they now have the potential to be re-contextualised to become part of a new form of exhibition. These new material forms create a different experience to that originally intended by the participant, so that by making them public they also give up their control over them. By doing this we make visible the attempts to achieve oblivion, questioning the idea of the photograph as a private possession.

The Unperson Project is created by artists Susana Moyaho and Andrea Tejeda K.