Camargo’s practice investigate modes of representation: how we are able to deal with the world around us through text, image and speech. Since 2011, Camargo has been developing the Alpen Project, an ongoing work that addresses issues relating to the representation of landscapes and the impossibility of an objective or ‘truthful’ image.
During her residency at Gasworks, Camargo is investigating the history and reality of the Beckton Alps - a chemical waste mountain in East London, used as a film set in the 70s and 80s and then as a dry ski slope until 2001. Her research looks at the contrast between archival imagery of the Beckton Alps and the site’s current state today.
Recent solo exhibitions by the artist include Projeção Espacial (Spatial Projection), Zip , Zipper Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (2012), Color Photo - Prόximo daqui, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011), and Mundos Paralelos, Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Porto Alegre, Brasil (2009).
Marina Camargo lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Her residency is supported by the Fundação Iberê Camargo, Brazil.