Maria Baoli was born in Madrid, Spain in 1984, and lives and works in Brussels. Baoli’s work focuses on memories and spaces as a starting point to examine how identity is related to the physical and non-physical space. After beginning her practice with an exploration of the manipulative nature of photography, Baoli is increasingly interested in the camera as a collaborative and improvisation tool with the subject matter it documents to open up a dialog, driving more questions than responses. Her work has recently been featured in group and solo exhibitions at the in Spain, Belgium and Latvia.
Photography is a perfect tool to research, remember and understand the world we live, but more importantly, a way to deal with human emotions. I believe it can reveal truths and speak of authentic experience in ways that connect to others. Also, it is a source of immense creative energy and pleasure, a way to give meaning to life and experiencing by sharing some part of my own universe which otherwise would remain private. My work is also driven by the concept of perception, using photographs as different layers of fictions but also as fragments establishing and modifying correspondances.
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