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Laura Barrón is a photo- and video-based artist and arts educator. She holds an MFA in visual arts from York University and a BFA in visual arts from the National School of Plastic Arts (ENAP-UNAM) in Mexico, and a diploma in Art Therapy. Since 1996, her work has been exhibited and published in various countries throughout the Americas, as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, and Europe . She has taught photography in several institutions, including the University of Morelos (UAEM) in Mexico and York and OCAD Universities in Toronto. Laura’s work belongs to several public and private collections among them: The Center of the Image in Mexico City, The Museum of Photographic Arts in Kiyosato Japan, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Getty Foundation in L.A., and the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Laura´s work has been awarded and extensively supported by FONCA-CONACULTA Mexico, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. An important part of her production has been developed in art residencies such as The Banff Centre, La Chambre Blanche in Quebec, ACE Foundation in Buenos Aires, Materia Gris in La Paz, Bolivia, and Unpack Studio in Havana. Laura’s work explores the meanings of landscape. Through the examination of territory, geography, and cartography, she seeks to create relationships between memory, place, and presence. Laura emigrated from Mexico to Canada in 2003.

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