Aruna Canevascini "Villa Argentina"

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This work is a visual exploration of the relationship I have with my mother, set in our family house in the South of Switzerland. My mother is an Iranian artist. She spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child, a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life.

Aruna Canevascini "Villa Argentina"
Aruna Canevascini

As I grew up in Switzerland, Iranian culture came to me as a distant echo. The work represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop for the poetic arrangements of objects I made for the camera. In this creative solitude à deux, the work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, the relationship with femininity and the matter of migration.

All the pictures are taken with a medium format camera and natural light.

Arunà Canevascini was born in 1991, graduated at the School of Photography of Vevey in 2012 and from ECAL in 2016. Her works were shown in Lausanne, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Rio de Janeiro. She received in 2016 the first prize in VFG Nachwuchsför - derpreis for her work “Selfie”.