Luz María Bedoya (Peru, born in 1969)
KM 300 N, Punto Ciego series, 1997
Gelatin silver print. Signed vintage print. 11.3 x 30.6 cm
Luz María Bedoya
The series entitled Punto Ciego was produced in 1997, during one of the many trips made by Luz María Bedoya on the stretch of the 2,600-kilometer-long Pan-American Highway that runs from north to south along the desert coastline of Peru. The series reflects the artist’s fascination with the vast, unobstructed expanses of flat, dry terrain in the region, a source of inspiration for her: “The configuration of space is rather disconcerting in the desert; one undergoes a unique experience there, depending on one’s own perception of distance and the absence of relief.”
Born in 1969 in Lima, Peru.
Luz María Bedoya graduated with honors from the language and literature program of the Universidad Católica de Lima. She studied photography at the CEIF and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has taken seminars at the Collège de Philosophie, the Institut Roland Barthes, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. She has received grants from the Fondazione Fotografia (Italy, 2012), the Residencia Internacional de Artistas (Argentina, 2009), and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2000–2001). She represented Peru at the 51st Venice Biennale. She works in the fields of photography, video, installation, drawing, text, and audio. She currently lives and works in Lima.