Video-interview | Yana Tamayo

Yana Tamayo works predominantly with photography, video and drawing and has been regularly participating in exhibitions since 2003.

The artist replies to a question by critic and curator Alejandra Muñoz: “How do you choose the predominant themes in your work?”

Yana says that, being born and raised in Brasília, the country capital, architecture is for her a simultaneously familiar and strange theme, and even when it is not present, architecture has a very exciting dialogue, “”as something that should be in space, that should exist”.

She also tells us about photographs taken for a university project that were rejected at the time and recently rediscovered in boxes marked “no” and “absolutely not”. “It made me so curious, I had to understand why I had rejected those images and try to rearrange how I saw this work.”

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For more information, biography, exhibition history and images of Yana Tamayo’s artworks, access her artist page.

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