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Veronica Puche – Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark

Oct 25, 2016 - Marjolaine Gallet

"Such as my great uncle, eaten by a shark is a project of photographs and short stories. The title refers to an unfortunate and ridiculous event in which my great uncle leapt into shark-infested waters in order to impress a girl. His disappearance led to a massive search. Only his left leg was found. The main source of inspiration for this body of work comes from my family archive of images as well as oral and written histories. I collect, recreate, and merge stories in order to reconfigure them into new narrative possibilities. My pieces are in conversation with my family history, nationality and personal experience resulting in a portrayal of several juxtaposed realities. My dual Colombian and Nicaraguan heritage leads to questions about the complexity of identity in Latin-America." Verónica Puche (b.1984, Bogotá, Colombia) is a New York-based artist working with photography and video. With a background in industrial design, her work explores new ways to interact with an image. She brings fragments of her memory and intimate internal dialogs to reality through her work while simultaneously addressing social and historical issues. She is part of Frozen Palms Collective.