Awaiting Your Return

Lynn Murray, Untitled (Woman of Lucchetti Presente), 40.64 x 50.8 cm chromira print, 1973

Lynn Murray, Untitled (Woman and Cigarette at Campamento), 40.64 x 50.8 cm chromira print, 1973

Julieta Maria, Apariciones Forzadas/Forced Appearances, variable dimensions, three monitor video installation, 2008

Eduardo Menz, Las Mujeres de Pinochet/Pinoshet's Women, variable dimensions, video, 2008

Awaiting Your Return

Friday, September 5, 2008 to Saturday, October 11, 2008
Opening Reception:
September 5,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Awaiting Your Return is an exhibition curated by Rodrigo Barreda and co-presented with Solidaridad Museum Project in the context of the Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace.  This exhibition brings together three artists: Lynn Murray (Toronto), Eduardo Menz (Montreal, originally from Chile), Julieta Maria (Toronto, originally from Colombia) to explore the portrayal of women within three distinct political periods of modern Chilean history. The artists examine the depiction of women in relation to dictatorship rule and overcoming political violence.

The exhibition and its presentations are co-presented with Solidaridad Museum Project in the context of the Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace.

Artist Biography: 

Julieta Maria is a Toronto-based Colombian artist who works with video and installation art to explore issues of migration, memory, transcendence and personal history. Her work has been shown in Toronto, Colombia and the United States. She is a founding member of e-fagia, a collective working in new media arts, and a member of the Board of Directors of aluCine, an international Latin film and video festival in Toronto.

Eduardo Menz is a Montreal-based video and installation artist. He has a BFA from Concordia University and is a member of the Double Negative Experimental Film Collective. His work has been screened across North America and Europe including at the Toronto International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives in New York, Kassel Documentary Film Festival and Impakt Panorama in the Netherlands.  He has received numerous awards for his work.

Lynn Murray began working with photography in 1971. Throughout the 1970s, she worked at Toronto’s Baldwin Street Gallery of Photography and was a founding member of an early women’s photography collective. She was also a member of the Mind and Sight Photo Gallery and has contributed to The Women’s Daybook for many years.  After seven years in Peru, Murray is now based in Toronto.

Writer: 

Rodrigo Barreda is a Chilean-Canadian graphic artist, artistic director and curator. His work is concerned with the study of political art and the construction of an alternative interpretation of history. Barreda is the Artistic Director and Curator of the Solidaridad Museum Project of Toronto, and co-founder of the Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace.