sumie garcía hirata

© Sumie Garcia Hirata Portrait ammann gallery

awards

forum ridm prize for maps of post-truth, montreal international documentary festival, canada, 2023
fonca young creators scholarship, national fund for culture and the arts, mexico, 2017-2018
best documentary short film for relato familiar, morelia international film festival, mexico, 2017
fonca young creators scholarship, national fund for culture and the arts, mexico, 2015-2016

sumie garcía hirata is represented in europe and the usa by ammann//gallery (cologne, germany) and in latin america by angulo0 (mexico city, mexico).

biography

sumie garcía hirata (mexico city, 1986) is a mexican artist of japanese descent who, in her practice, transitions between still and moving images, exploring landscape as a space where memory inhabits. based on this idea, garcía creates works that convey the contradiction seen in landscapes: on the one hand, they are fragile due to their flaws, folds, and fractures, but on the other hand, they possess an overwhelming force that defines them.

graduating summa cum laude from savannah college of art and design with a degree in fine arts specialising in film directing (bfa, 2011), garcía’s work as a visual artist has been recognised in exhibitions across the world like the zuecca project space spazio ridotto for the venice architecture biennale (2018). she has received the fonca young creators scholarship on two occasions, in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018, and is currently part of the national system of art creators (snca).

garcía’s documentary relato familiar has been recognised as “best documentary short film” at the morelia international film festival and nominated for ariel 2018 by the mexican academy of cinematographic arts and sciences. in 2023, she presented her latest documentary, yūrei, which addresses the veiled history of japanese mexicans and the enduring impact of historical silence on their descendants.

Broken Rock

year: 2023
material: giclée print on photographic rice paper intervened with folds, pins and golden leaf. placed on a black archival board mounted on alucobond. framed in solid sapele wood and acrylic.
measurements: w 50 x d 3 x h 70 cm
w 19.7 x d 1.2 x h 27.6 inches
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Threshold

year: 2023
material: giclée print on photographic rice paper intervened with folds, pins and golden leaf. placed on a black archival board mounted on alucobond. framed in solid sapele wood and acrylic.
measurements: w 70 x d 3 x h 50 cm
w 27.6 x d 1.2 x h 19.7 inches
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Confin

year: 2023
material: giclée print on cotton paper mounted on alucobond intervened with metallized golden thread. framed in solid sapele wood with acrylic.
measurements: w 113 x d 3 x h 168 cm
w 44.5 x d 1.2 x h 66.1 inches
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Lindero

year: 2023
material: giclée print on cotton paper mounted on alucobond intervened with metallized golden thread. framed in solid sapele wood with acrylic
measurements: w 76 x d 3 x h 113 cm
w 29.9 x d 1.2 x h 44.5 inches
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Ishi Diptych – Claro/Obscuro

year: 2019
material: giclée print on cotton paper intervened with metallized gold thread embroidery. framed in solid sapele wood with no glass, mounted on sintra.
measurements: w 63 x d 3 x h 93 cm each
w 24.8 x d 1.2 x h 36.6 inches each
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Goliat Torre Latino

year: 2020
material: giclée print on translucent photographic paper. wood frame and print intervened with metallized silver thread.
measurements: w 24 x d 10 x h 31 cm
w 9.4 x d 3.9 x h 12.2 inches
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Espejo

year: 2022
material: giclée print on cotton paper mounted on alucobond intervened with metallized golden thread. framed in solid sapele wood with acrylic.
measurements: w 86 x d 3 x h 153 cm
w 33.9 x d 1.2 x h 60.2 inches
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Goliat Reforma

year: 2020
material: giclée print on translucent photographic paper. wood frame and print intervened with metallized silver thread.
measurements: w 31 x d 10 x h 24 cm
w 12.2 x d 3.9 x h 9.4 inches
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El Quiebre (The Rupture)

year: 2022
material: giclée print on cotton paper cut in two. mounted on alucobond and intervened with a raw, polished brass plate. framed in solid sapele wood, with UV70 glass.
measurements: w 110 x d 3 x h 80 cm
w 43.3 x d 1.2 x h 31.5 inches
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Las Conquistas Diptych

year: 2021
material: giclée print on cotton paper intervened with metallized gold thread embroidery. framed in solid sapele wood and acrylic.
measurements: w 63 x d 3 x h 93 cm each
w 24.8 x d 1.2 x h 36.6 inches each
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Isla Partida

year: 2022
material: giclée print on cotton paper (canson rag photographique. mounted on alucobond and intervened with metallized golden thread. framed in solid sapele wood, with acrylic.
measurements: w 168 x d 3 x h 113 cm
w 66.1 x d 1.2 x h 44.5 inches
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