Mariel Vidal - Array

Graduated in Visual Arts, specializing in Photography at the National School of Architecture and Visual Arts (ENSAAV) in Brussels, Belgium, and at the School of Art and Design (WSCAD) in West Surrey, England.

His personal work approaches the image as a social and cultural document. His first works are developed in the coast, highlands and jungle of Peru. His work “Chorrillos” stands out from this stage as part of the “Serie Costa”, which is currently part of the Photographic Collection of the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) and the Jan Mulder Collection. His latest work “A Ciegas”, a self-published photobook, is articulated from the relationship between real and mental image, evanescence, chance, silences, the present and the absent, questioning his new reality.

His work has been exhibited in internationally renowned cultural entities in Ecuador, Peru, Spain, USA, Australia and Brazil.


Academic studies

1970 — 1975Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, specialty in Photography
Ecole National Superieur d’Architecture et des Arts Visuels, Brussels, Belgium
1975 — 1980Photography
West Surrey College of Art and Design, Surrey England (W.S.C.A.D)

International, Lima

1979 — 1981Member of the Association of Photography, Lima, Peru

Collaborative and private exhibitions

2007«Conexiones» / Connections Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Lima, Peru
1991Peru coast, mountain and rainforest Exhibition at La Posada del Potro, Cordoba
1991Exhibition Travelling through… Quito, Ecuador
1990Exhibition Five photographers, Houston, USA
1989Exhibition Peru: images of yesterday and today, Madrid
1987Exhibition «Un cuerpo marginal — la imagen en America Latina» The australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia
1987Exhibition «Conexiones» Ermita de Barranco, Lima, perú
1985Exhibition «Chorrillos» Sidney, Australia
1985Exhibition «Sin Nome» Río de Janeiro, Brasil


2023Exhibition «A ciegas» / Blindfolded, at La Fábrica de Papel,Madrid
2022Project – «Imaginando recuerdos» / Memories envisioned – under development
2021«A ciegas» photobook, in collaboration with underbau, La Troupe, and Palermo
2017Commission to undertake anthology of the Secuencia Gallery in Lima
2012Still photographer for El Mudo feature film, Lima
1997Recovery project of Lotti archives, a photographer from Toledo, Spain, in the early 20th century
1997Commission to curate Lotti in Toledo exhibition at the San Ildefonso Cultural Centre, Toledo, Spain
1995Commission by the XVL edition of WORLD PRESS PHOTO, Travelling around Toledo.
1991 —
Commissioned by the Cultural Department of Toledo City Council to curate/contribute to,  various exhibitions
1991 — 1995Commissioned to collaborate in various photographic exhibitions by the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid
1994Commission together with Luis de Toledo, to curate Martin Chambi exhibition in Stockholm, Madrid and Granada
1994Commissioned by the XV edition of WORLD PRESS PHOTO, Travelling around Toledo
1993Recovery of Martin Chambi (Peruvian photographer) archived photography, in collaboration with Spanish photographers: Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, Luis de Toledo, Alejandro Castellote, Juan Manuel Diaz Burgos
1980 — 1990Correspondent for magazines MARCA, CARETAS, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL in Lima, Peru


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