Rocío Bueno
From 7 November to 10 December.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00 hours, and on Fridays and Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00 hours.
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What is a mother made of? Where can you find her when she is not there?

These unifinished questions are the seed of Hilo (Thread) by Rocío Bueno, a personal reflection on the mother figure and the contradictions and uncertainty that lie at the heart of what we call motherhood. The artist delves deeply into how relations are built between mothers and daughters, and how the family and cultural heritage persists, latent, in all who have been and will be mothers.

But if the reflection on motherhood is the argument, below it there lie concepts like memories, the fragility of memory and the emotions. Bueno speaks to us of the fragmentary nature of memory and questions the family album as the storehouse of how things were.

So, the artist explores the limits of the photographic medium itself. In Hilo, photographs from the family archives converse with contemporary images, all united by a visceral red that acts as the thread that brings together the present, past and future. The superimposition of meanings and images also makes us think of what is latent, that which is there but is barely perceptible. A game between the visible and the invisible, the face and the obverse.

Hilo can be seen from 4 November to 4 December in Álbum, a festival of contemporary image and the photography in Terrassa.

Hilo_2. Rocio Bueno. Àlbum, festival d'imatge i fotografia contemporània.

Rocío Bueno

A visual creator, photographer and economist, in her work Rocío Bueno deals with themes about womanhood and its current actual construction, heritage, the fragility of memory and the barely perceptible.

In her work she relates photography with drawing, painting and poetry. Her work Hilo has been recognised on numerous occasions, including the Honourable Mention in the Encontros da Imagem, Braga, and the first prize in the Baracaldo Baffest Festival, both in 2021, and the Honourable Mention in the 2023 Lumínic Festival. The 2019 self-published book has been acquired by the MOMA bookshop in New York for its collection.

Rocio Bueno. Album, festival de imagen y fotografía contemporánea.

Her projects have been exhibited in galleries, festivals and art spaces in Spain, France, Chile and Portugal, including the Madrid Matadero, the Huete Museum of Photography, the Photography International Festival of Les Rencontres d’Arles, the ARCOmadrid ArtsLibris fair and the Valparaiso International Photography Festival among others.

As well as Hilo, she has also published Renascense, La soledad del Trayecto, Haize Itsasoa and Novis Corpus – 40 lockdown photographs.


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