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Marcel Reyes-Cortez

Marcel is a visual anthropologist and artist, born in Chile and now living and working between London and Taipei. He studied in London and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Photography and an MA in Social Anthropology, later became the first academic to be awarded a PhD in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths. 

He spent several years doing ethnographic research and recording the daily life of workers in Mexico. In 2018, he carried out an artist in residency at Treasure Hill, Taipei. During this time he started to work with ceramics. And later in 2019 he had his first ceramic exhibition in Taipei. Marcel’s art practice is closely interlinked with social and political issues that concerns him. Combining trainings and perspectives from anthropology and photography, he often revisits his South American root to develop a unique artistic expression. 

Solo Exhibitions

2022    Chronicles of Dreams II, Tai-Hwa Gallery, Yingge, Taiwan

2020    Yo Apruebo, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan

2019    Chronicles of Dreams | Piao Piao Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2018    The Beloved, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

  • The Altar – I love you Abuelita (I love you my dearest Grandmother), Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
  • The Golden Rooster, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

2007    Zapotecs of Yaeé, Death in African History Conference’ CRASSH, Cambridge

1995    The lost path of Waqqa, Light of the Word Gallery, Chicago, USA

1994    The lost path of Waqqa, The Barbican Centre, London

 

Double Solo Exhibitions

2020    Phases of Flowers, Yi Yun Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Group Exhibitions

2013      Photography: A social research method in IUAES, Manchester

2008     Visiones Sobre La Muerte, VI Festival Internacional del Día de los Muertos in         

Mexico City, Paris, Oxford, N.Y., Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Cairo

1992    The Waso Booranas, London College of Printing, London

1992    The Mapuche of Chile, Latin American Festival, Vauxhall, London

Residences

2018    International Artist in Residence. Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Curation and International Conferences 

2018    Conference Director: 2nd International Conference: Photography and Academic Research, Conference Director. (UCL, Institute of Archaeology (Heritage Studies), with Birkbeck dept of Politics and the RAI)

2016     Conference Director: photography + (con) text: International Conference: Photography and Academic Research, Conference Director. (UCL, Institute of Archaeology (Heritage Studies), with Birkbeck dept of Politics and the RAI)

2013     Curator: Photography as a research method, ‘IUAES 2013 Congress’, University of Manchester

 

Art Publications

2021     Home Away from Home Art of Tai Hwa, Vol.32, pg.28-33, Yingge, Taiwan

2020    Chronicles of Dreams, Art of Tai Hwa, Vol.29, pg.28-31, Yingge, Taiwan