During my residency at KALA Art Institute, I will work on new material from a recent research trip to South Africa, as part of my work in progress: Deep Blindness. This ongoing project questions the liabilities of the gaze through the absence of image.
Alinka Echeverría (b. 1981 Mexico City) works primarily in photography and video. Usually presented as immersive installations, her work questions the role of the image and perception in religious and political belief systems. Named ‘International Photographer of the Year’ of 2012 by the Lucie Awards, she previously won the HSBC Prize for Photography in 2011 and has been nominated for the Paul Huf and Prix Pictet Awards. Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, including Maison European de la Photographie in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in London, The California Museum of Photography and the Moscow Photobiennale. She earned her MA in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh prior to studying photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.