Mirna Chacín discovered her passion for photography as a means of artistic expression when she was an architecture student. In 1988, her debut in Fine Arts earned the first prize in the Visual Arts Biennale of Maracaibo, Venezuela, her hometown. She then quit architecture and developed a prolific career as a visual artist as well as a freelance professional photographer. Shortly before immigrating to Canada in 2011, The University of Zulia ( LUZ ) awarded Mirna a Gold Medal for her artistic achievements in Venezuela. Mirna lives in Toronto and is currently working on the curatorial phase of the photo series: Children of the Sunrise, Living by the Lake / Summer Tales and Dancing Devils. She is part of The Neighbourhood Arts Network and G44 Centre for the Contemporary Photography.
To me, photography is a never-ending way to self-expression and deal with existential issues. Actually, when depressed or in the vertigo of a crisis, it is through photographic work that I manage to restore my inner balance. With my photo series, I have explored love, progress, death, environment and forgotten paradises. As a newcomer: a way to deal with uprooting and belonging.
Photography, Installation Art
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