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Maria Munzi makes us dream in a mixture of reality and fiction

Maria Munzi Je Ne Regrette Rien C41magazine Photography 11

Born in Buenos Aires, Maria Munzi is based in Barcelona working on personal projects about her vision of life. Showing her work in distinctive international festivals such as Les Recontres d’Arles (France), InCadaqués Photo Festival (Spain), OFF Essaouira (Morocco), Photogenic Festival (Barcelona) where she wins the “New Talents” award, Bienal de Arte Joven (Buenos Aires) and Fiebre Photobook (Madrid). Publicated by FISHEYE Magazine (France) for special edition “Hors-Série” 2018.

On 2019 she shows her work at three contemporary art fairs: “ART UP! Lille” (France), FAXXI (Chile) where she is publicated by local newspaper El Mercurio and BADA (Buenos Aires) where she wins “Potenciate” award from Buenos Aires Government and is publicated by Maleva Mag.

On 2020, she is selected to participate in Photoalicante International Photography Festival (Spain), Buenos Aires Photo Fair represented by OM Arte Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires) and is published by FRESH EYES Magazine powered by GUP Magazine.

On 2021 she is shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival.
Maria is currently studying at El Observatorio (Barcelona) where she won the annual scholarship.

About ‘Je ne regrette rien‘ – words by Maria Munzi:

We live in a strange reality.

I am interested in documenting the surreal scenes that appear daily. Allowing mystery, irony and tension to obtain the depth they deserve. Je ne regrette rien is also born through the art of contemplation. Discovering ambiguous situations which are left open to free interpretation.

My purpose throughout this project is that the spectator mixes, at least for a while, reality with fiction. That the images break up the usual paradigms of interpretation, to introduce the doubt that everyday life (natural scenes), might be a sort of dream, of fantasy.

I realize that the project is also born due to my devotion to mystery. That’s why I intend to transmit suspense, while sensing something, that takes its time to arrive or perhaps never arrives. On the other hand, I found it important to introduce humor, since the absurd together with strangeness, reign above us.

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7 April 2021
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