Graciela Iturbide  (Mexican, 1942) 

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Graciela Iturbide Biography
1942   Born Mexico
1969   Studied filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
1970 - 1971   Worked as assistant to Manuel Alvarez-Bravo
1974   Began Photography Career
  Won Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
  Received a Guggenheim Scholarship
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Naturata, Chobi Mela VII International Festival of Photography, Dakha, Bangladesh.
Graciela Iturbide, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico.
Graciela Iturbide Retrospective, Tate Modern, London, UK.
Naturata, Simón I. Patiño, La Paz, Bolivia.
Frida’s bathroom, CAF, La Paz, Bolivia.
Graciela Iturbide, MUSEF, La Paz, Bolivia.
Graciela Iturbide, Throckmorton Gallery, New York.
2012   Frida’s bathroom. Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City
2011   Graciela Iturbide. MAPFRE Foundation.
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.
Rencontres D’Arles, France
2010   Frida’s bathroom. Fototeca del Estado Juan C. Méndez, Puebla, Mexico.
ASOR. Rose Gallery, Santa Mónica, California, USA.
Graciela Iturbide. MAPFRE Foundation.
Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brasil
2009   Hasselblad Award Winner 2008.
Fotogalleriet, Photo Biennale, Malmo, Sweden.
Photographic Center of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Frida´s bathroom. López Quiroga Gallery, Mexico City. Graciela Iturbide.
MAPFRE Foundation, Sala Azca, Madrid, Spain.
Mexico – Rome. Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City.
Graciela Iturbide. Centro José Guerrero, Granada, Spain.
Graciela Iturbide, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2008   De corazón. Colectiva de Lourdes Almeida, Yolanda Andrade, Canon Bernáldez, Maris Bustamante, Adriana Calatayud, Verónica Cardoso, Ana Casas, Ma. José Cuevas, Alfredo de Stéfano, Dani Edburgh, Maya Goded, Lucero González, Lourdes Grobet, Graciela Iturbide, Francisco Mata Rosas, Favian Vergara y Vida Yovanovich, Museo de la Ciudad de México. México, D.F.
Torrijos: The man and the myth. Americas Society, New York, USA.
Eyes to fly with. XV Encuentros Abiertos. Festival de la Luz. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Celebration. Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA.
2007   Colectiva de Fotografía Antonio Caballero, Miguel Río Branco, Graciela Iturbide, J.D. ‘Ojeikere, Malick Sibidé, Armando Salas Portugal, Pablo López, Rodrigo Moya. Galería López Quiroga, México, D.F.
2007   Graciela Iturbide, The goat´s dance, Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA (solo)
2007   Graciela Iturbide, Ojos para volar, Centro de la Imagen, México D.F. (solo)
2007   ROMA, Artista invitada del Festival de Fotografía en Roma. Templo de Adriano, Roma, Italia. (solo)
2007   El baño de Frida, en el Centro de Exposiciones del Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México; Villasor, Fueddu E Gestu Theater, Sardinia, Italy; Roma, Templo de Adriano, Rome, Italy (solo)
2007   Frida Kahlo, Public Image, Private Life. A selection of Photographs and letters at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. USA. (solo)
2006   Eyes to fly with, Wittliff Gallery. Austin, Texas. (solo)
2006   XIII Mes de la Fotografía en Xalapa, Ver, México.
2006   EL OJO DE GRACIELA ITURBIDE, Galería Alva de la Canal, Universidad Veracruzana (solo)
2006   IMAGES OF THE SPIRIT, Gallery Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc, New York, USA (solo)
2006   Mozambique, Festival di Roma, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Roma. (solo)
2006   PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘LAS POZAS’ The fantastical garden of Edward James in Xilitla, Mexico. Con fotografías de William Eggleston, Graciela Iturbide, Sally Mann, Christopher Rauschenberg ,Anthony Thompson Shumate, Robert Ziebell. Texas Gallery, Houston Texas
2006   Mois de la Photo in Paris: Month of November in 2006 FOTOSPHERE Gallery. NY. USA.
2006   Biennale Internazionale di Fotografía di Brescia 2006. Appunti per una storia della fotografía al femminile, Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italia.
2005   Colección fotográfico del Concello de Vigo, Centro Portugués de la Fotografía, Porto.
2005   Colectiva de verano, con Héctor García, Miguel Castro Leñero, Manuel Felguérez, Graciela Iturbide, Mario Palacios y Vicente Rojo, Galería López Quiroga, México D.F.
2005   Accrochage d’été, Galerie Vu, París, Francia.
2005   Go figure. Selection from the Photography Collection Balcomb Green, con fotografías de Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ralph Gibson, Gary Winogrand, entre otros, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, EUA:
2005   Graciela Iturbide Retrospective. Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA. Naturata. Museo de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Graciela Iturbide. Josef Sudek Chamber Gallery of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic
2004   Birds. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
2004   Intersections.
SFCC Art Gallery, Moses Lake Museum, Washington, USA.
Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, USA
2004   Eyes of the spirit. Blue Star Gallery, Texas, USA.
Naturata. Lopez Quiroga Gallery, Mexico City
2003   Images of the Spirit. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2003   Birds. Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, California, USA
2002   Birds. López Quiroga Gallery, Mexico City
2001   Images of the Spirit.
Austin Museum of Art, Texas, USA.
Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA.
Graciela Iturbide. Andersen Gallery, Rome, Italy
2000   Travel notebook. Photographic Center Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
2000   Travel notebook. Photographic Center Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
1999   Images of the Spirit. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
1999   Graciela Iturbide. Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
1999   Visions of Mexico. Cleveland Museum of Art, Connecticut, USA
1999   Images of the Spirit. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, USA
1999   Images of the Spirit. Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, USA
1998   Holy Spirit. Graphic Studio, University of Florida, Fine Arts College, Tampa, Florida
1998   Images of the Spirit.
Musée D’art Americain, Giverny, France.
William Benton Museum of Art Storrs, Connecticut, USA
1997   Graciela Iturbide: Images of the Spirit. Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
1996   Graciela Iturbide: La forma y la memoria.
Contemporary Art Museum of Monterrey, MARCO, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
1995   Graciela Iturbide. First Kwangju Bienniale, Kwangiu, Korea
1993   In the name of the father. 
Photo Optic Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1993   Graciela Iturbide. Museum of Photography, Contemporary Art Center of the French Community in Belgium
1993   Graciela Iturbide. Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois, USA
1992   In the name of the father. Juan Martín Gallery, Mexico City
1991   Vision’s: Graciela Iturbide. Le Mois de la Photo á Montréal, Maison de la Petite Patrie, Montreal, Canada.
1991   Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. Chapelle du Méjean, Arles, France. Graciela Iturbide. Museum of Photography, Seattle, California and Washington, USA
1990   Juchitán town of cloud.
Cultural Center of Mexico in Paris, France.
Museum of Photography, Hokkaido, Japan
1990   External Encounters, International Imaginings: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1990   Neighbors. Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA
1989   Juchitán, town of cloud.
Side Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Camera Works, London, United Kingdom.
Museo de Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1989   Juchitán of the women. Juan Martín Gallery, Mexico City
1987   Juchitán. Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Graciela Iturbide. Centro de Ricerca per l´Immagine Fotografica, Milan, Italy
1985   Juchitán. Casa de la Cultura de Juchitán, Mexico
1982   Graciela Iturbide. Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
1980   Graciela Iturbide. Casa del Lago, Mexico City
Selected Public Collections
  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
  University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  Gelman Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
  The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection, Los Angeles, California, USA
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
  MAPFRE Foundation, Madrid, Spain
  Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, Colchester, United Kingdom
  Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Department des estampes et de la Photographie, Paris, France
  Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba
  Casa de la Cultura de Juchitán, Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía, Mexico City, Mexico
  Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba
  Musee National D´Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, USA
  Riverside Museum of Photography, Riverside, California, USA
  The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Literature
2002   'Pajaros,' Twin Palms Ed., Santa Fe, NM
1996   'Images of the Spirit,' Aperture Foundation
'La Forma y La Memoria,' Catalogue to a museum retrospective