MAKI OCHOA – Photographer and Artist (Caracas, 1991. Lives and works in Milan, Italy). After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Communications at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello de Caracas (UCAB) she directs the documentary La Sirena, a reflection on architectural heritage and cultural memory of the Paraguaná peninsula (Venezuela). In 2014 she moves to Italy and in 2015 she attends the Master in Photography and Visual Design of the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano (NABA). In 2016 she works as an assistant for the Italian artist Alessandro Sambini (Milan) where she expands her interest in performative and installation arts. In the same year she’s selected as one of the 21 finalists of Viafarini’s Academy Awards (Milan), a study program for young artists and curators. From 2016 to 2018 she works as an assistant for the contemporary art gallery Viasaterna (Milan). In 2019 she presents her installation Quinta Elizabeth at Casa Testori (Novate Milanese) during the group show Appocundria, curated by Marta Cereda. In the same year she’s selected as one of the 20 finalists of the XX edition of the Premio Cairo and presents her work Vota Pulula at Palazzo Reale (Milan). Since 2018 she has worked as a professional photographer specialised in food, architecture and design. Her work foresees a particular interest towards her Venezuelan and Italian roots, focusing mainly on subjects related to her personal history and memory and creating a parallelism between the two cultures.
2019, Premio Cairo. Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
2019, Appocundria, curated by Marta Cereda. Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, Italy
2017, Vång. Photography, Archaeology, Landscapes. Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, Sweden
2016, Esercizi di Autoritratto. The Lone T, Milan, Italy
2012, Retrato 2, curated by Ricardo Peña. RMTF, Caracas, Venezuela