Carola Dreidemie

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My Latin American roots and my personal search for self-definition drives me to scrutinize difference theoretically and literally. In All Eyez on U.S., my camera becomes an impertinent observer that acts as the 'other' through which the subject's identity is re-defined and re-contextualized. For this project, the camera is placed directly in front of the subject and sometimes intrusively close to their body. The resulting images resemble a police line up and an anthropological study. This refers to society's feelings of xenophobia and racism that commonly fuse otherness with criminality. MFA Texas Woman's University MFA Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design BFA Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon - Buenos Aires, Argentina Carola Dreidemie, an Argentine artist who resides in the United States, creates work that focuses on cultural and political marginality. Since 2004 she has taught at the University of Miami in Florida.