Moreno earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications at the Universidad del Noroeste in Hermosillo, Sonora, and studied in the Programa de Fotografía Contemporánea PFC TJ 2016-2018. She was selected in the V and the VI Bienales de Fotografía de Baja California for her work “Puerperio" and “Ciudad amenazada” respectively. In 2016, she was awarded the acquisition prize in the Bienal Fotográfica de Baja California for her series “Deteniendo el tiempo”. Her work has been shown in Mexico, USA and Italy. She has participated in panel discussions about artistic practice in the Festival Internacional de Fotografía Tijuana (FiFT), at the Centro Cultural Tijuana and at the Centro Estatal de las Artes in collaboration with students in the MFA program of the University of Arizona, Tucson. Since late 2017, she has been developing a research and documentary project on women in politics in Mexico that analyzes and documents the representation of women and their relationship to systems of power. She lives in Tijuana, Baja California.
Artist: Claudia Moreno
Based in Tijuana, Mexico
Culturally Arts Collective features:
"Beyond the Veil", May 29-July 30 2021, Milostka Center for Exhibitions
What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
My practice focuses on the relationship between power and gender. My goal is to raise questions about gender roles assigned to women and non binary individuals by certain industries such as medicine or cosmetics.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Due to I produce pieces based on my own personal experiences, I am moved from a lot of sources to do my work. However Richard Avedon, Larry Sultan and Teresa Margolles are the main artists that influenced my work.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
Yes. I can say family traditions are the main point on my narrative. As I was growing on a middle class catholic mexican family, I had some experiences that impacted me in how they perceive me and other women. In order to improve how me and my family can be better influences to ourserlves and to our community, I decided to express myself in art.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
Yes. At this time questions about gender, equality and justice are still needed even if there is a huge history of efforts on this matters.
What are your long-term artistic goals?
My main goal is to keep developing ideas about gender equality from a multidisciplinary art production. Increase the audiences to visual arts in my community. Look for new ways for exhibit art (the digital era after confinement can help us a lot!)
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
I would like to signal the importante that Art History has to keep working on new art trends.