CRISTINA
MATOS-ALBERS

Fine Art photographer and visual artist.

Other times, also commercial and editorial photographer to keep the fridge stocked and the water running. Profoundly passionate about teaching photography, so founder of La Camaradería to give it its own space online. Advocate for the printed image. Color enthusiast and gallery visitor. Forever student. Kodak’s official walker and feeder on-duty.  Children’s book author and serial observer.

Venezuelan, but a bit of a nomad.

words to live by

Specialization is for insects

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Resumé

Events & Publications

2015
ACCION SOLIDARIA AUCTION – Espacio Capuy. Caracas.

2014
LENSCULTURE – Editor’s Pick. Estudio de Luz. Paris, France.
VAEA BENEFIT AUCTION – Lincoln Center, NY, NY. Paddle8
FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2010
Veo, Veo ¿Qué ves? – Editorial Alfaguara

Education

2005
Cinema and Media Studies, Boston University. Boston, MA. United States.
New York Arts Program, OWU. New York, NY. United States

2004
Ohio Wesleyan University. OH, United States. · B.A. in Journalism and Spanish

2001
A.H. United World College, NM, United States. · I.B.

Exhibitions

selected shows

2019
PÍXELES EN MONTEVIDEO. VAG Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.

2018
PÍXELES. Imago Art in Action, Miami, FL. USA.

2015
BITÁCORA DE LUGARES ENCONTRADOS, solo exhibit. Punta del Este. Uruguay.
MeridaPHOTO. Merida, Venezuela -First Prize.
SALÓN ESPACIO GAF. National Gallery of Art. Caracas, Venezuela

2014
CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL. Estudio de Luz. Toronto, Canada.

2013
FIA13. INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR. Caracas, Venezuela.
SALÓN JÓVENES CON FIA13. Centro Cultural BOD-CorpBanca. Caracas, Venezuela.
LA OTRA MIRADA. Braulio Salazar Gallery. Valencia, Venezuela

2012
PIXELES, EDICIÓN #06. Caracas, Venezuela
IAAF, IBEROAMERICAN ART FAIR. Seoul, South Korea.
66th BIENNIAL SALÓN ARTURO MICHELENA. Valencia, Venezuela.
INTERLUDIO III. GBGARTS Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
PARIS CONTRADICTORIO. Alliance Francaise. Caracas, Venezuela.
PARIS CONTRADICTORIO. Residence, Embassy of France. Caracas, Venezuela.

2011
FERIA IBEROAMERICANA DE ARTE. FIA11. Caracas, Venezuela
CARACAS TE AMO HOY AÚN MÁS. Espacio MAD Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

2010
PASEO LOS PALOS GRANDES. Mediterráneo. Organized by Chacao Municipality. Caracas, Venezuela.

2004
ASITAW SHOWCASE. Ross Art Museum. Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, OH. United States.

About

Cristina Matos-Albers (b.1982) is a photographer and visual artist from Caracas, Venezuela.

As an artist, she is interested in detail, structure and form, and her work frequently experiments with the fine line between registry and art. Cristina conceives light as a subject and not as means by which a photographer creates an image.

She has photographed extensively across Europe and the Americas, and continues to participate in important art fairs and exhibitions internationally. Some of the most recent shows have been CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto, Canada), Bitácora de Lugares Encontrados (Punta del Este, Uruguay), MeridaPHOTO (where she won First Prize), IAFF-Iberoamerican ART FAIR (Seoul, S.Korea). As well as several Feria Iberoamericana de Arte editions and selected artist for Salón Jóvenes con FIA in Caracas, Venezuela.

In 2004, after receiving her B.A. in journalism, Latin American literature and photography from Ohio Wesleyan University (OH, USA), she moved to New York City where she started working at ABC News. But it was during her stay in the city when she started photographing rigorously. Upon her return to her native Venezuela, she continued freelancing as a full time photographer, doing commissioned work for commercial clients and publishing, mostly fashion editorials, for local magazines. She also started teaching in Caracas’ most prominent photography school, Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía, where she remained staff until 2013 when she moved to Toronto, Canada.

Published by Alfaguara Ediciones / Grupo Santillana for Latin America, Matos-Albers is the author of “Veo, Veo ¿Que ves? 1, 2, 3” a children’s book that introduces photography and the art of seeing to a younger audience.

She is currently living in Punta del Este, Uruguay, where she continues to divide her time between personal projects, commissioned work and teaching photography.

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