Organizer: School of Art
Venue: Center for Creative Photography
Start Time: 5:30pm
Tickets:

Free

Tarrah Krajnak will talk about her photography career and 2021 book project, “El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan,” as part of the School of Art’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series. Krajnak, an artist researcher with Unseen California based in Los Angeles, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1979.

Tarrah Krajnak

Named after a time-bending short story by Borges, “El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan” moves between found photographs, original writing, and appropriated images taken from 1979 Peruvian political magazines. Indigenous to Peru and orphaned as an infant, Krajnak was adopted into a transracial American family. After 30 years she returns to the orphanage to understand her place within the historical narratives of her birthplace.

“El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan” was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo First Book Award and named to MoMA’s inaugural list of 10 photo books of the year. The book is now in numerous library collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, RISD, Printed Matter, and The National Library among others.

Krajnak’s research for Unseen California will take place on sites closely related to Ansel Adams and Edward Weston for her ongoing series “Master Rituals,” in which she uses the camera, her body and performance to engage with the problematic canons of modern photography through acts of erasure, redaction, and re-enactment.

Her photographs are held in numerous public and private collections, including the Centre Pompidou, Museum Ludwig, and the Pinault. Her work has been published and reviewed in Aperture, Artforum, New York Review of Books, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Glasstire, Contact Sheet, East of Borneo, and others. Residencies include Bemis, Light Work, and Center for Photography Woodstock. Recent exhibitions include CalArts REDCAT Los Angeles, Art Basel, Paris Photo, Photo London, Rencontres d’Arles, Filter Photo, Houston Center for Photography, SUR Biennial, and Silver Eye, among others.

She is the recipient of the Jury Prize of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles, the Hariban Grand Prize, Kyoto, Japan, and a 2020 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize.


The School of Art focuses on bringing renowned and diverse artists and scholars from around the world to our campus. These visitors bring their own unique influences to the program by engaging with community members, students, and faculty through salons, lectures, and exhibitions.

Tarrah Kranjak’s website | University of Arizona School of Art

Plan your Arizona Experience with the Planning Tool

Launch
wave

You might also like

September 28

Chicana Photographers LA!

Center for Creative Photography
Chicana Photographers
Chicana Photographers
Learn More
Venue: Center for Creative Photography
Start Time: 10:00am
Tickets:

Free

Chicana Photographers LA!

Chicana Photographers LA!LEARN MORE Chicana Photographers LA!
September 14

Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva

Center for Creative Photography
The Center for Creative
The Center for Creative
Learn More
Venue: Center for Creative Photography
Start Time: 10:00am

Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva

Louis Carlos Bernal: RetrospectivaLEARN MORE Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva
July 13

Mapping Q 2024: Still Queer After All These Years

University of Arizona Museum of Art
The University of
The University of
Learn More
Venue: University of Arizona Museum of Art
Start Time: 11:00am
Info:

Summer Hours
Tues/Fri … 11a-3p
Sat … 11a-4p

Mapping Q 2024: Still Queer After All These Years

Mapping Q 2024: Still Queer After All These YearsLEARN MORE Mapping Q 2024: Still Queer After All These Years
July 27

Art is Vital Fiesta

Arizona Arts Live
Celebrate the healing
Celebrate the healing
Learn More
Venue: Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center
Start Time: 6:00pm
Tickets:

Free to Attend

Art is Vital Fiesta

Art is Vital FiestaLEARN MORE Art is Vital Fiesta