Curator Selection / 2021 / /

KUTHO

  • Photographer
    andrea alkalay
  • Credit
    andrea alkalay

KUTHO takes inspiration from a Burmese concept of merit. A common ritual undertaken by male Buddhist devotees is to cover their relics with gold leaf for merit-making towards a better karma. Women, in the guise of an impure status, are forbidden to approach. In a similar way, monks/nuns are other topics to see the place of women in religion nowadays. To go beyond persistent stereotypes, I think that liberation of the soul is an endless work in progress.The series talks about power in religion and the relationship between the visible/not visible, cult/occult, and parallels universes.

Argentinian conceptual- artist. She uses photography as a way of thinking, looking for the poetic and political potential that arises from the observation and explores photography’s ability to manipulate perceptions of reality. Another line of inquiry of her practice is the voyage, as a source of inspiration. She is interested in the discrepancy between what we see and what we know, where these qualities contradict and coexist simultaneously.
Her work is exhibited abroad by being awarded. Live and work in Buenos Aires .

Awards Siena Awards 2020, Finalist RAK Festival (2021-UAE), Tifa 2019 (JP), First place Pilara Content, Arte x Arte, Centro Cultural San Martín, the 8th Photography Biennale Tucumán (AR), ArtFest Pueblo Garzón (UY), Premio TRESy3 (VE), Premio FINI (MX), Estación Mapocho (CL). In 2018 Urban Territories series won the first place at the Light Festival Argentina with a solo-exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in San Juan (2018).
Her first book Uncertain nature was launched in 2016. She is featured at international publications, as Foto Feminas, Fisher eye, Saatchi Art Catalogue, Click magazine, Fotografas Latam, PHmuseum, Lensculture, Arte Hispano, between others.

In 2020 was on view at The New Gallery (Canada), PHmuseum Erratic Dreams exhibition, Photo London Digital, Selections Arts (UAE) BAphoto Live (AR) and OtraFeria.com (solo show). Live and work in Buenos Aires.