Alicia D’Amico

(Argentina, 1933-2001)

She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes and in 1955, she was awarded a fellowship that enabled her to study in Paris for one year. She began studying photography in 1957 with her father, Luis D’Amico. In 1960, she opened her own photography studio with Sara Facio, an enterprise that continued through 1986. She was a founding member of La Azotea publishing house, which opened in 1973 and of the Consejo Argentino de Fotografía, which opened in 1979.. In the beginning of the 80s she cofounded Lugar de Mujer, the first feminist cultural center in Argentina, and since then her research revolved around the feminine gaze and the role of women in photography. Crossed by her activism and militancy, her photography became increasingly critical. Since 1963 she exhibited her work in numerous individual and group exhibitions in Argentina and abroad. She actively participated with texts, conferences, workshops and photographs in important international festivals. Among her major exhibitions are included: Gallery Tzukada, Tokio and Museo de Arte Moderno de São Paulo (1981); Reggia di Casserta - Galleria San Fedele, Milano (1982); II° Encuentro Feminista Latinoamericano y del Caribe, Lima (1983); Università degli Studi di Genova, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Galerie municipale du Château d’Eau, Toulouse (1984); El Barberillo, Madrid (1985); Casa Argentina en Roma (1986); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (1987); Wellesley Collegue, Boston (1989); FotoFest, Houston, Centre Pompidou, Paris (1992).