Villa Argentina

Arunà Canevascini

This work is a visual exploration of the relationship I have with my mother, set in our family house in South of Switzerland.

My mother is an iranian artist. She spent her childhood in Tehran as a secluded child, a condition of isolation which she somehow replicates in her adult life.

As I grew up in Switzerand, Iranian culture came to me as a distant echo.

The work represents the house of Villa Argentina as a stage for her poetic universe and a backdrop for the poetic arrangements of objects I made for the camera.

In this creative solitude à deux, the work attempts to explore issues of domesticity, the reletionship with femininity and the matter of migration.

About the Artist

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Arunà Canevascini is a Swiss photographer of Iranian roots who studied photography in ECAL and École de Photographie de Vevey (CEPV), both in Switzerland. She wins the 2017 Book Dummy Award, Organised By La Fábrica and Photo London, with Her Work Villa Argentina. Her work has been published in magazines and journals such as Yet Magazine, Fotoroom, Lens Culture and Vice. The British Jounal of Photography named her “One to Watch” in 2017. Her photographs have been exhibited in numerous shows worldwide, in Switzerland, India, Germany, Greece, France, Brazil and Russia.