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Winner 2017

Arunà Canevascini, Villa Argentina

Book Doomy Award Ganadores 2017

Villa Argentina is a visual exploration of the relationship between the photographer and her mother, set in their family house in the South of Switzerland. Canevascini’s mother is an Iranian artist who spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child, a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life.

As the photographer grew up in Switzerland, Iranian culture came to her “as a distant echo.” The book represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop for the poetic arrangements of objects that the author made for the camera. In this creative solitude à deux, this work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, the relationship to femininity and the matter of migration.

Arunà Canevascini

Bachelor Photography, ECAL (2013-2016). CFC photographer, École de Photographie de Vevey CEPV (2010-2012). Maturité, Liceo di Mendrisio (2006-2010). Exhibited at Fri-ARt Kunsthalle, Fribourg (2017), Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno (2017), Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens (2017), Swiss Design Award, MCH Messe, Basel (2017), Riga Photomonth, Projection Facts and Clarifications, Riga (2017), Vfg Sicht, Photobastei, Zürich (2017), Festival Circulation(s), Centquatre, Paris (2017), VFG Swiss Young Award, ELAC, Lausanne (2016), VFG Swiss Young Award, Oslo 8 , Basel (2016), Summer University ECAL, Swissnex Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (2016), Cholie Choli with Walter Pfeiffer, Le olière...