Celebrating Lourdes Grobet. Bering, Reunión Familiar
Celebrate Mexico Now pays homage to the late Mexican photographer Lourdes Grobet by presenting the last two projects she completed before her passing. The documentary Bering, Reunión Familiar (Bering, Family Reunion, 2022) was Grobet’s second feature film and part of a larger project about the Bering Strait, which included another documentary, photographs, video works and conceptual pieces.
Lourdes Grobet (1940-2022) was born in Mexico City and studied visual arts under the mentorship of Mathias Goeritz, Kati Horna, and Gilberto Aceves Navarro. Grobet eventually discovered photography and started experimenting with the medium, which eventually led her to study graphics and photography at the Cardiff College of Art in Wales. Upon her return to Mexico in the late 1970s and following her drive to work from a community-based perspective, Grobet joined collectives such as Club Fotográfico de México (Mexican Photography Club), Grupo Proceso Pentágono and the Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía (Mexican Photography Council). One of the photographer’s most distinctive projects was capturing lucha libre (freestyle wrestling), including iconic wrestler El Santo. Grobet also created in theater, film, and video and that work can be found in collections and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City and the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
This event is presented in partnership with NYU/ Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with additional promotional support by Grupo Miztli