Los No Lugares -independientemente del concepto acuñado por Marc Augé- son sitios que existen en nuestra mente como espacios por defecto, que parecen ser reconocibles pero no fácilmente identificables geográficamente. Esta serie nace justamente de la sensación de creer conocer un lugar en el que nunca se ha estado antes, cuya imagen se aísla de un contexto específico para no saber si se refiere a un espacio que se ubica en nuestra memoria o en nuestra imaginación.
'No Lugares' (No-places) are spaces existing in our mind as 'default' places, which seem to be recognizable but not easily identifiable geographically. This series is born from the feeling of already knowing a place in which we haven't been before, whose image isolates from a specific context, so we don't know if it refers to a space located within our memory or our imagination.
Ana Maria Ruiz was born in Bogota, Colombia, but grew up in Popayan, a small city in south-western Colombia. Designer and violinist by profession, her encounter with photography has been self-taught. She is inclined to develop ideas about the concept of a 'glocal' culture, represented in different manifestations: more than an interest in folkloric topics, it is a focus on every-day relations people establish with their environment through places and objects.
Her photographic work is based on finding unintended things. She creates her series by exploring issues and subjects that become recurrent, appearing over and over again in her photos. She Works and lives in Bogota, Colombia.
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