Lima, Peru-born artist Cecilia Paredes might just remind us of the female version of Liu Bolin. Working with her assistants, she creates photo performance-based works that have her seamlessly blended into creations of intricate, botanical backgrounds. Acting as both the photographer and subject, she carefully chooses her poses and leaves parts of her body unpainted, which adds an element of mystique to each piece. Through this disappearing act, Paredes explores themes of displacement and migration, illustrating the difficulties of blending into new surroundings without completely casting off one’s roots.
Cecilia Paredes’ works involve performance, photography, sculpture and installations.