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Fine art photography by Marco Aurelio. Exploring new ways of seeing through the disassembly of the photograph, and of the individual and the habitat it documents.

STATEMENT
Driven by personal histories, I am interested in documenting the individual and their relationship with habitat, seeking to create site-specific visual ethnographies referencing identity, power, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class. I am also experimenting with the aleatory disassembly of the photograph following a need to create visual meditations on being.

BIO
Born and raised at the foot of the South-American Andes to a family of generational farmers, I was exposed to native oral histories, pre-Columbian indigenous art and cosmologies, and magical-realism experiences. I have a Liberal Arts degree from New York University that includes coursework in European history, anthropology, and Western philosophy. I have completed coursework in photography at The International Center of Photography and The School of Visual Arts; archaeology and anthropology from The City College at CUNY; and writing and music history from Columbia University. Backgrounds in photojournalism, portraiture, and commercial photography inform my fine art photography practice. I live and work in New York City.

AWARDS
Los Trabajos y Los Dias, Official Selection, XV Annual Latin-American Documentary Photography Exhibition. Antioquia Museum. Medellin, Colombia, 2009.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
Hypertropico, Antioquia University, Nutibara Gallery. Medellin, Colombia, 2008.
Surfaces: Havasupai, Emergence, Yellowstone, School of Visual Arts. New York City, 2006 (solo).
dis [border] solve, Dinnerware Arts. Tucson, AZ, 2006.
H2O, Dinnerware Arts. Tucson, AZ, 2006.
Surfaces: Southwest by NYC, Photography on the Square. Flagstaff, AZ, 2005 (solo).

CONTACT
Email:  marco@ma9.co
Tel:      347.772.9370 @ New York City