“Madre” celebrates the diversity of Bolivian culture by focusing on the representation of women. With images from the photographer’s own family archive, the project takes a critical stance that questions both her personal and national history, as well as the place that women have been given in it.

The project proposes an interconnected narrative through a multiplicity of bodies, symbols and times that subverts religious icons, placing them in relation to indigenous culture. In addition, the interspersion of documentary and staged photographs allows for the incorporation of new Bolivian identities from both the first and third person.


Marisol Méndez


She uses his camera to study the tension between truth and fiction. Through her images she seeks to deconstruct hegemonic narratives and confront them with the friction of the heterogeneous. 

Marisol has participated in several international exhibitions such as Format Festival, BJP IPA Awards and upcoming Getxophoto and her work has been published by platforms such as The British Journal of Photography, Paper Journal, Balam and GUP Magazine. In 2020 she received the Michael Reichmann Project Grant awarded by Photolucida and in 2021 she was selected for the PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant New Generation Prize for her project “Madre”.

Hospitalet de Llobregat

Opening: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.