Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk
2017

Der Aa-kerk

Monica Alcazar-Duarte

THE NEW COLONISTS (2014-2017)

In 2030, the first human colony on Mars will be a fact if it’s up to the Dutch foundation Mars One. Four astronauts, who will receive a single journey to the red planet, will have to pull this off. Monica Alcazar-Duarte contacted four of the prospective scientists during their preparation. She presents their portraits together with images from daily life in the American borough of Mars, and an interpretation of the activities that could take place in a low orbit around the earth. The interactive installation reflects on a new phase in our exploration of space, which hopefully won’t mean a flight away from Earth but instead bring with it a new sense of solidarity.

Biography

Monica Alcazar Duarte (Mexico, 1977) gained a Bachelor’s degree in Film and in Design & Practice, and a Master’s degree in Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. Her work has been exhibited in England, Dubai and at the prestigious French photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles. Earlier this year her work was awarded The Photographers' Gallery Bar-Tur Award and the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award.