Exhibition opening: Fri 17 Aug, 6pm
By Lourdes Grobet
Lourdes Grobet is a contemporary Mexican photographer, best known for her photographs of Mexican Lucha Libre wrestlers. Lourdes studied art at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and graphic design and photography in England at Cardiff College of Art and Derby College for Higher Education. She has had more than a hundred one woman show and collecive exhibitions in Mexico and other countries: including Moma in New York and San Francisco, Quai.Branly France and festivals such as PhotoEspaña in Madrid.
Much influenced by Mathias Goeritz, the Polish sculptor from Gdansk and by Arceves Navarro, a Mexican artist and El Santo, who were her teachers. She worked on films of El Santo, as still photographer, one of the most important Mexican wrestlers, and a hero of Lucha Libre.
Lourdes Grobet started Lucha Libre project since 1980 as an important part of Mexican popular culture.. The sport involves many costumes and masks leading it to a sport- carnival air which is much appreciated by Mexicans. She has published the following books: Lourdes Grobet: (2005), Espectacular de Lucha Libre (2005) and Family Portraits (2008).
The exhibition will consist of eleven 63cm x 63cm and five 1m x 1m photographs.
Part of the London MexFest
LondonMexFest is part of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival www.shoreditchfringe.org