Photographer Marina Font’s Imprinted opens at MIA
New exhibition explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language and memory
Imprinted, a series of 16 photographic images by Argentine photographer Marina Font, is now on display at Miami International Airport at gates D-22 and D-25, through February 18, 2020.
Marina Font photographs objects that evoke a particular place or personal history to explore ideas about identity, gender, territory, language and memory. For the artist, who was born in Argentina and relocated to Miami, memory is a recurrent place to go to when redefining identities and connections to places and people. Imprinted is a series of works that are a continuous exploration of the physical, emotional and geographical memories of home and its influence in the construction of the human mind.
As an immigrant woman, I think of memories as the foundation of the human mind, and a recurrent place to go when re-defining our identities.
Imprinted is an impressive collection of photographs by a very gifted local talent. We feel extremely fortunate to host this unique and imaginative exhibition for our passengers.
Marina Font studied design, sculpture and photography at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martin Malharro in Argentina, and also studied photography at Speos Ecole de la Photographie in Paris, later earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Barry University in 2009. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally at galleries, museums and cultural institutions, and in both private and public collections. She lives and works in Miami, and is represented by Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami. Most recently, she was the recipient of the City of Miami Beach’s 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Award in the Artist category.