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Ximena Garrido-Lecca

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The Followers

The Followers

The Followers

The Followers (detail)

The Followers (detail)

The Followers (detail)

The Followers (detail)

Ximena Garrido-Lecca
The Followers

2010

Mixed media installation

457 x 1,169 x 27.5 cm
Ximena Garrido-Lecca’s The Followers is a lovingly crafted reproduction of a burial wall – or nichos – from her native Peru where it is customary to adorn graves with flowers, photographs and objects to accompany the dead into the afterlife. Each niche renders not only a portrait of a deceased person – of their humble luxuries and predilections – but also a portrait of a people annihilated by colonialism. Garrido-Lecca is a strong advocate for the revival of Peru’s indigenous culture, and often makes reference to European art traditions to critique and rebalance history. She conceives The Followers in relation to still life paintings, subverting their Christian interpretation as vanitas or death warnings with traditional Peruvian values which celebrate the cult of the dead. Amidst the baroque decorations, catholic iconography, and kitsch bijoux, the buoyant spirit of an ancient culture becomes intensely and triumphantly evident.






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Ximena Garrido-Lecca's BIOGRAPHY

Ximena Garrido-Lecca
1980
Born in Lima, Peru


EDUCATION


2003-2004
MA Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art - University of the Arts, London

2001-2002
Post-Graduate Course Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

1997-2001
BA Fine Art, Catholic University of Peru, Lima


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
‘The Followers’ Civic Room, London


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2009
‘Tail Devourer ’ Bash Studios, London

2008
‘Culture Clash’ Working Rooms, London

2007
‘Weimar’ Cordy House, London
‘The Princess and the Absent Fan’ V22, London
‘W. S. Bartlett: A Retrospective’ W.S. Bartlett, London

2006
‘The Works of Others’ Whitechapel Library, London
‘The Banquet’ The Crypt Gallery, London
‘Grey Card’ W.S. Bartlett, London

2005
‘Suite’ Great Eastern Hotel, London
‘Catharsis’ Kingsgate Gallery, London

2004
‘Casa Tomada’ Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima