TOKYO-2019 Fine Art / Other


  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Andrea Alkalay
  • Technical Info
    Digital Photography. 100% Cotton Paper. Manual Intervention. Gold Leafs 24k.
  • Photo Date
    2016 - 2019

As a mystery of time, the kingdoms that were part of the silk route maintain their religious landscapes seeking for enlightenment, as Lord Buddha. In my journeys through these lands, I search for traces of past history that are still dormant and find gold as a timeless element. Kutho comes from a burmese word that means merit. Devotees applies pure gold leaf to their relics for a better reincarnation, and I use them to seal this series. It´s a stamp in my memory of the light that bounces on those men´s fingertips who can touch the sacred. A grace that we women are forbidden to access.

visual artist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a degree in Industrial Design, so materials and forms have always been tools to highlight concepts on their symbolic presence. Was trained in art-photography attending workshops and residences programs, experimenting with alternative techniques and creative processes. She uses photography as a state of learning, looking for the poetic and political potential that arises from the observation. Another line of inquiry of her practice is the voyage. The condition of foreignness and displacement is a source of inspiration.