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Amaya Escalera

 

"My parents came to Mexico without knowing that they would stay here for the rest of their lives. Being the daughter of Spanish exiles determined my life strategy.

 

The need to understand the past to dignify the present, the search for identity, the form of integration into a country that was but was not mine.

 

Over the years in artistic expression I found the mortar that amalgamates the fragments of my cultural heritages.

 

Inner exile goes hand in hand with geographical exile and in personal inquiry, memory serves as a container for what has been lost: the handles of identity.

 

Art is a way of defying time, of transcending disappearance."

 

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