Natalia del Río, 24, a Mexican-American photographer traveling the world by bicycle, is doing an art residency throughout the month of May in Oaxacan art space Convivio.
A few years ago, the artist began an ambitious, multicultural and anthropological photographic project that consists of photographing people from the different countries she visits in the privacy of their own bathroom. So far, she has traveled and photographed in 15 countries, including the USA, Vietnam, France, China, the Philippines, and Thailand, among others. Del Rio’s goal is to photograph at least one person from each of the 181 countries in the world. This intrusion into intimacy seeks to explore sexuality, the perceptions of individuals’ bodies and the taboos that revolve around these themes in different socio-cultural contexts. From this basis Festival Formas Fluidas emerged, a festival which includes live model drawings, nude photography workshops, as well as film screenings, interactive installations and experimental performances. The festival runs until May 25th.
To close the festival with a flourish, on Friday May 25 at 7pm, the inauguration of the photographic exhibition and installation “Full Disclothesure” will take place. The artist will exhibit her photographs in an intimate and sensory atmosphere similar to that of the bathrooms, where the visitors are invited to not only be spectators, but to participate in the photographic experience in an environment that emulates the intimacy of a bathroom.
Friday May 25, 7pm
Av. Juárez 805, Centro, Oaxaca