Photographer/artist/black and white fine art printer
based in Brooklyn
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I’m an immigrant to New York from Spain, I’m a story teller, a photographer and a videographer, a printer and a book maker. I’m also an avid collector of histories...
I m very happy to be part of Eyes on Main Street in Wilson, North Carolina. Opening Week End is April 21 and 22. The streets of Wilson will be transformed again into a vibrant gallery of large-scale photographs. One hundred prominent and emerging photographers from more than 30 countries will join forces to help revitalize Historic Downtown Wilson. The exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi and co-curated by Catherine Lloyd and Régina Monfort, will focus on the theme of “Main Street, a Crossroad of Cultures” as interpreted by the individual photographers. Eyes on Main street
Dear friends Tomorrow Ill be sharing some of my photographs - Besides some older work I will be showing a first draft of my newest video "Chicken Skin" -"It is about two worlds trying to coexist. A dream, turns into a dream turns into to the unconscious sense where things that happen actually didn’t, an illusion of a reality that brings to life the most inner desires and fears. ".
Come by after sunset and enjoy some good company and art viewing.
As part of Soria International Film Festival,my work on Chiapas, (Mexico) will be displayed in one of the main Galleries. More info to come out soon. Stay tuned.... http://www.certamendecortossoria.org
My work will be feautured in Sickly Particular's collaborative zine, Times To Be Feminine. Over 25 women artists from all over the globe have contributed their unrivaled perspectives and noteworthy bodies of work to this issue, and we are eager to share this project with all of our supporters.
As part of the Bushwick Art community, happy to announce that BOS this weekend was a great success. I will continuo to open my studio for the rest of the week for visitors to come by. You can see my latest film Chicken Sking - and some photographs of my latest work High Voltage.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Happy to finally finish one of my projects I started more then a year ago. Chicken Skin - It is a a 4min. film made from digital photographs taken in Berlin and elsewhere, turned into negatives, printed in my darkroom and then slowly edited and produced- thanks to the collaboration and artistic touch of Adrian Kelterborn- in this way I could start making my story come alive. Looking for a venue, Festival or Art Gallery to show. Stay tuned. To see a glimpse go to my FB page
Mara Catalán nos presenta su último trabajo fotográfico desde los rincones más transgresores del barrio neoyorquino de Bushwick
Durante los últimos dos años Mara Catalán ha estado fotografiando una nueva generación de artistas y “performers” que han traspasado las fronteras de Williamsburg hacia Bushwick en busca de una vida más asequible y menos restrictiva y en donde poder desenvolver su creatividad...(click link to continuo)
High Voltage performance at Riga Printmaking IN Festival-
This image was taken by me at one of our last tours around Latvia and Estonia celebrating the Printmaking IN Festival- taking place in Parnu and Riga during the months of August. I was very lucky to be part of these Festivals invited by Non Grata performance- not only to exhibit my last project High Voltage in the town Hall of the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, but also to be able to continuo photographing these amazing artist from around the world during the Festival.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Bushwick After Dark As I went deeper into photographing my subjects I found a common thread between performers and spectators: they would give themselves over to both sexual and visual ways of participating. View article, here.
For the past two years I have been photographing a new generation of artists, spectators and performers that have now moved beyond the borders of Williamsburg to Bushwick in search of their own safe space and affordable living.
My ongoing project High Voltage became my energy source, my road to understanding a generation that has the desire to change the power balance through direct intervention on reality — giving more importance to creation and participation and less to the finished product. As I went deeper into photographing my subjects I found a common thread between performers and spectators, they veered toward extremes to provoke themselves (and their audience) to confront social norms by giving themselves over to sexual and visual ways of participation.
Pärnu Printmaking IN Festival - Storm of Silence - Opening
My work is now included in the Lensculture invite only- Portfolio account. Thank you to Jim Casper and the Lensculture team for inviting me to participate in this amazing online resource.
I want to thank also all my fellow artist who are featured in this ongoing project "High Voltage" - for letting me be part of their lives.
You may see my Lensculture profile here:
mara catalan | LensCulture Mara’s earliest memories are of traveling with her father to remote Spanish villages in search of popular ballads and songs that were later transcribed for his studies on the Spanish Romancero Her interest in photography was born on these journeys as she learnt about the world through the people she... LENSCULTURE.COM
Out in the zone: Anarchist art Festival happened last weekend at the Judson Memorial Church. For this year's festival, over 40 artist they invited to create visual, sound and performance art that envisions a post-revolutionary anarchist society.
I just came back from Martinique where I was photographing an amazing performance festival FLAP17 Martinique. Happening for the first time in Fort-de-Fance, organized by Henri Tauliaut & Annabel Gueredrat and a team of amazing supporters. More than thirty international artists, art critics, academics, commissioners of exposure, of programmers of festivals, all gathered in Martinique ForFestival International Art Performance Fiap17 Martinique!!!
Lito and I have known each other since childhood when as the youngest of 7 siblings, we would vacation with my family in Moaña, a small town in Galicia were Lito ilives. Over the years we have remained in contact, maintaining a friendship that has spanned place and time. During one recent visit with Lito, I began to describe the archive of photographs that she had of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood where I have lived since the mid 90s. Lito began to question her photographs and her memories captured inside of them. Together we began a dialog in which I would send Lito copies of my photographs, which would provide a backdrop for his paintings. His particular vision of a place he has never been becomes a pictorial novel of the night and what can be conjured up by it.
Dear Friends. A few months ago I went with the artist Ronit Levin Delgado Rochas to Paraguay to document and photograph her meetings with her paternal family for the first time- and through this encounter she revisits the cultural notions of rituals, beliefs and more subjective ones: atonement and repentance.
Ronit will be showing her project this Wednesday: Opening event of the exhibition Online Tuesdays // Project Forgiveness
on 8th February between 6-9 pm, hosted by Chashama Organization at 325 West Broadway.
I marched in Washington DC. with my 15 year old daughter and her friends (not pictured here). In her own words " They had on red hats, and were proud of their accomplishments. And they thought that they had taken america back. What they never counted on, was a million women in pink hats who were going to take America forward".
Image from my forthcoming book "Williamsburg a place I once called home", Red Hook Editions. Is a coming of age story of a girl, a spanish immigrant who came to live in Williamsburg in 1994 as a young stranger and became part of its history. The book is also an extensive collection of black and white archival photographs of historical value, an urban documentation of an era in Williamsburg that has now disappeared. Stay tuned and visit us at: redhookeditions.com
This photograph was sold during the Nasty Women Exhibition, happenig now until Sunday at The Knockdown Center. Queens. NYC. The works in this exhibition will be available for sale – 100% of the sale will go to Planned Parenthood
A women finds pleausure in the ritual of being suspended by hooks into the air. The beauty and rythem of her body rings like music in my ears as I observe her transcending her soull in drifting suspension.
This photograph is part of several grids I created for my series "sus-pen-sion" Berlin. 2016.
Art Exhibition, Jan 12-15, 2017 | The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NYC
This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization before the Trump Presidential Inauguration in January.