Diego Moreno July 10 — September 4, 2020

In My Mind There Is Never Silence

This series originated with “Los Panzudos Mercedarios”, the guardians of the neighborhood of La Merced in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, México. The Panzudos represent the sins: the more sins a person has to expiate, the bigger and uglier his attire will be, the better to cure his sins. These figures herald the feast day of Our Lady of La Merced and accompany her, purifying themselves in the process. The announcement is made as the figure of the Virgin Mary passes by, carried on the shoulders of her bearers, with a retinue of Aztecs, Catholics, and Moors mounted on horseback, dressed as Arabs and with their faces painted, representing the Muslims who invaded and occupied Spain between 702 and 1492. Integrated this ancestral imaginary with the exploration of familiar universe. I try to investigate the links, the monstrosity, disease and death. I explore the tunnels of representation of domestic space fusing it with pre-Hispanic traditions and the apocalyptic visions of the Catholic religión. This work gives new meaning to the intrincate tangle of the concealed and the visible, the individual and the collective subconscious, on the highly complex map of coexisting cultures and beliefs in contemporary Mexico.

Diego Moreno has received different awards worldwide, such as: Winner of the residence of artistic excellence air- Montreux 2020, Montreux Switzerland; Winner of the 2019 Cheerz Photo Festival Award in Paris, France; Winner of the Latin American Photography Award POY LATAM 2019; Winner of the International Image Award 2019; Winner of the 2018 Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award and the Acquisition Award of the X Biennial of Puebla de los Angeles 2015 in MexicoSelected in 2017 by Foam Amsterdam as Young Mexican Talent. And in 2016 Named as one of the photographers to follow in the world by The British Journal of Photography in its talent show in London, United Kingdom.

His work is part of individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Morocco ,Malaysia, Taiwan, Israel, Italy, Spain, Amsterdam, Brussels , Norway, Greece, Paris, Lithuania, London and the United States . He has also had various publications in different international and national media such as: The Guardian, The British Journal Of Photography, Vogue Italy, Internazionale Magazine, Vice Magazine, LensCulture, PHMuseum; Der Greif, ELLE Magazine India, The sun, BuzzFeed, FutureShoots, Dienach Magazine, Photo World Magazine China, Burn Magazine, The culture Trip, Joia Magazine, Tierra Adentro Magazine, EstePais, Cuartoscuro among others.

In My Mind There Is Never Silence images are available as 11¾ x 15¾", 15¾ x 23½”, 19½ x 27½" and 23½ x 35¼" pigment prints made in editions of 30, 25, 15 and 10, respectively. Pieces range in price from $300 to $600, depending on size and availability. 


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Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Install image, 2020

Diego Moreno
El ebanista, 2016
Diego Moreno
El viejo caballero, 2016
Diego Moreno
La habitación del recuerdo, 2016
Diego Moreno
Por culpa de la humedad, 2016