07.03
Date 2007-2008
Dimensions 11:59 minutes
Category Video
Medium Video Still
Genre Scenes
Period 21st Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement Gift of the artist

Marta Mabel Pérez

"07.03" (2007-2008)

Biography

Photographer, installation artist, museologist, curator. Pérez received the President’s Fellowship from the University of Puerto Rico to study art and architecture at the American University in Washington, D.C. In 1986 she completed her undergraduate degree in art at the UPR and received a fellowship from the government of Mexico to pursue a master’s degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico City, where she was awarded that institution’s prize for academic excellence. In 2002, she was given the prize for the best installation in contemporary media by the International Art Critics Association, Puerto Rico Chapter. She has taken part in national exhibitions and international biennials, such as the First Prints Biennial in Argentina and the Vila Nova Biennial in Cerveira, Portugal. She received a commission from the Department of Culture in Monza, Italy, to do a photography project on the basis of her success in her project titled Entre Islas (Between Islands) in Tenerife, Canary Islands,. Her work can be found in private and institutional collections in Puerto Rico and Mexico. She has shown her photographs in Puerto Rico, at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, in Latin America, and in Europe. Both her photographs and her installations reflect a constant examination of situations that affect Puerto Rican society, and use a conceptual, contemporary idiom to explore subjects that reflect the collective and her personal life and blur the boundaries between art and public behavior.