Yvonne Venegas

Yvonne Venegas

Yvonne Venegas

Yvonne Venegas is a graduate of the certification program at the International Center of Photography in New York and is currently pursuing her MFA at University of California San Diego. In New York she assisted photographers such as Dana Lixenberg, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller. She has worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Times, SPIN and VIBE and has had her work published in Mexico City in Luna Cornea a photography journal published by the Centro de la Imagen as well as Celeste Magazine. She has shown her work individually and in group shows throughout the US, Mexico, Spain, France and Canada, including Tijuana Sessions (as part of ARCO 05) in Alcalá 31 of Madrid, in the traveling show From Baja to Vancouver, in the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) , the Wattis Center in San Francisco and Vancouver Art Gallery, the Exhibition Strange New World: Art and Design from Tijuana, and individually in Casa de America as part of Photoespaña-04, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Diaz Contemporary Gallery in Toronto and the Museé a Beaux Arts, of Orleáns, France.

In 2002 she was awarded top honors for the series The most Beautiful Brides of Baja California at the prestigious, tenth annual Bienal de Fotografía, organized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and more recently received the stART up Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego as well as the San Diego Art Prize. Her work is part of collections in the US and Mexico, including the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, Fundación Televisa and Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City.

Her photographic work explores issues of class, gender and personal representation in accordance to a participation in a specific class structure.

Yvonne now lives and works in the Tijuana/ San Diego border.


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Yvonne Venegas
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