If in Paris the Ravestijn Gallery has the pleasure to invite you for the opening of the exhibition 'Hereafter', a show by two Mexican artists; Alinka Echeverria and Pia Elizondo.
Alinka's epic series 'Becoming South Sudan', first shown in part at Art Paris 2017, is a work in which the artist arrests South Sudan's transition to Independence in 2011, becoming the world's 193rd nation. Prior to the South's independence, forty years of internal conflicts and two protracted civil wars had permeated the history of the country. Regardless, the world's newest nation remains in shambles, en masse. This is the first time that the full series, all three chapters, will be on show in Europe.
Alinka's work was recently selected for FOAM Museum's talent award and exhibition in 2017 with the research project she made during BMW's Art & Culture Residency at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in 2015. In 2012 she was voted ‘International Photographer of the Year’ by the Lucie Awards with her work from South Sudan, and in 2011 won the HSBC Prize for Photography with work from Mexico. Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, including La Maison European de la Photographie in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Moscow Photobiennale, as well as solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles and The California Museum of Photography. Her work is part of several public and institutional collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musée Nicéphore Niépce in France, BMW Art & Culture Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Recent commissions include the Swiss Foundation of Photography and BBC Four.
The opening will be performed in the presence of the artists by Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, Mexican Ambassador in France, on Wednesday October 26 from 6 to 8 PM at the Institut Culturel du Mexique, Paris.