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PRC Nights Online: The Self-Portrait

    ONLINE March 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
    Featuring Tania Rubiños with Liz Linder and Sophia Yael Koevary

    Tania Rubiños, Impermanencia, 04/11/2021, from the Habitar series

    The work of Tania Rubiños addresses issues related to identity and memory as experienced in the present. She is interested in photography and interdisciplinary crossings to articulate the language of her work and generate dialogue through it. Her work endeavors to create a visual language about memory, archive, and present tense. To explore different formats considering materiality, and creating a bond through objects and personal interests.

    Born in Oaxaca, Mexico 1981, Rubiños studied at several Mexican institutions in Oaxaca including Centro de las Artes San Agustín, Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, La Curtiduría Centro de Artes Visuales, and 17 Instituto de Estudios Críticos, in Mexico City. She is the author of Postal con Alas, a project which has the mission using the mailing postal service through photographic postcards. In 2019 she was selected to perform the artistic residency CaSa-UDLAP 2019, which culminated in the Cholula Postal Contemporánea project. Her work won 1st place in poster design at FINI – Festival Internacional de la Imagen in 2021, in the same year, she became to be part of the Platform of Contemporary Images(PICS) by Centro de la Imagen and she received a grant from PocoaPoco Oaxaca to perform the artistic residency to culminate her project Que Nada se Mueva.
    Tania Rubiños has exhibited in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and the United States, and her photography has been published in many books and magazines.

    Sophia Yael Koevary is a multidisciplinary artist based in Boston. She works as an actor, improv performer, visual artist, model, and photographer. In drawing, she works primarily with graphite, charcoal, and oil paint. As a photographer, she works in digital and film, and is most interested in portraiture, street photography, and documentary photography that tell deeply personal and untold stories.

    During PRC Nights Online: The Self-Portrait, Koevary will share images from series, In Her Shoes, a photo book of self-portraits recreating her late mother’s life, wearing items of her clothing and posing in locations of significance. Partially a love letter to a lost mother, and partially the musings of a daughter who inherited her genetic risk of cancer, wondering whether she is destined to share her fate. 

    Liz Linder is a Boston-based photographer who uses images to tell stories. She’s captured iconic personalities from Dr. Fauci to Carly Simon and Quincy Jones, along with portraits for commercial clients and institutions ranging from NPR to IDEO.

    Over the past two years, Linder has embarked on a personal project in stark contrast to commissioned portraits – a daily self-portrait on Instagram.  These images – often shadows and reflections – contain artifacts from the process, and explore anonymity, identity, algorithms and who is watching. Linder’s work has appeared in dozens of leading publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and Fast Company. She’s been heard on NPR’s On Point; and seen on ABC World News Tonight. Her photographs have appeared on set in film and TV, and her work is exhibited and collected through the U.S. and Europe.