Rachelle Mozman grew up in New York City, and New Jersey and currently makes work between Brooklyn and Panama City, Panama. Mozman has an MFA from Tyler School of Art. As an artist working in photography and video her practice intersects document, narrative and performance. Mozman is fascinated with ideas of ethnography and her work engages themes around family, class and gender divides. In 2011 Mozman, exhibited in El Museo del Barrio Bienal the (S) Files. She was selected to be a 2011 artist in residence at Smack Mellon. Mozman exhibited her series Costa del Este through En Foco’s Traveling Exhibition program and she participated in 31 Women in Art Photography, both in 2010. A selection of photographs from her series Costa del Este were published in the Light Work annual Contact Sheet as well as Humble Foundation’s, The Collectors Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2.
Mozman is a Fulbright Fellow, and has exhibited at the Chelsea Museum, New York, New York, The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, New Jersey, Festival de la luz at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina the Instituto Cultural Itau, SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, the Friese Museum, Berlin, Germany, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay, Centro Cultural de EspaÃ±a, Mexico City, Mexico, Festival Biarritz, Biarritz, France, as well as the IX Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador.
Mozman lives with her husband, musician Caito Sanchez, their son, and cat.
In my recent series, Casa de Mujeres, my mother plays the role of three women in one fictional Latin American home. These photographs can be read as portraits of my mother as her various selves- like a nested doll, and read as images that reveal the conflict of vanity, race and class that live within one woman, just as in one family. In these photographs the three women, a pair of twin sisters, one lighter in skin color and a maid, are family and they hold both love and contempt for each other in equal measure, but they are also the love and contempt housed in one woman. My fascination with identity of the self, and my personal relationship to my mother has moved me to make these photographs, an act that through photography and performance allows the real to bubble to the surface.
Artist Website: www.rachellemozman.com