"On the Geography of Green"
French-Spanish artist, Linarejos Moreno, presents her award-winning project, "On the Geography of Green" (2016-2021). In this photographic series, Linarejos engages the methods of representation used by the first explorers of the American continent - juxtaposition of images and data – and translates them to the present in a way that interrogates the canonical gaze through which the history of landscape representation has been constructed.
The project, carried out in drive-in cinemas in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, has been widely recognized. It has been awarded the Ankaria Photo International Prize for Twenty-first Century Photography for “looking to the future, moving away from the image’s documentary past as an instant and anticipating new paths to consider image in the age of the Internet, thus building visual forms of post-photography, based on image analysis and a reflection of social issues.”
Linarejos’s work explores alterity both as a mode of resistance to reification and as a tool to interrogate modernity, through its focus on the non-productive uses of industrial spaces and scientific representation. Her research interests include the sociology of science and technology, and the relationship between capital and contemporary forms of Romanticism.
Linarejos Moreno is the Artistic Director of Master PhotoESPAÑA. She holds a PhD in visual arts at the University Complutense de Madrid, where she is currently a Graduate (Master in Research Based Art) and Undergraduate professor. She has been an invited Fulbright scholar at Rice University in Houston and a visiting professor of The School of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston.
Since 2010 she has developed her career between US and Europe through more than a hundred partnerships with museums, biennials, art galleries and universities. Her most important solo exhibitions include those held in institutions such as the Palacio de Telecomunicaciones (CentroCentro), the Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, the Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, in the Tabacalera Promoción de Arte during the international festival PhotoESPAÑA, and in the Station Museum of Houston, during FotoFest Biennial. Her next solo exhibition will take place in the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid in February, 2022.