Mariela Sancari was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976. She lives and works in Mexico City since 1997.
Her work revolves around identity and memory and the way both are mingled and affected by each other, time and space. She examines the thin and elusive line dividing memories and fiction.
She has received numerous awards for her work: selected by curator Susan Bright to be included in the 2015 Ones to Watch issue of BJP Magazine, she was also named one of the Discoveries of the Meeting Place of FotoFest 2014 Biennal. Winner of the VI Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales Yucatan 2013 and PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos Prize 2014, her work was selected for the XVI Bienal de Fotografía from Centro de la Imagen and received an Honorable Mention in XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, with her series Moisés. Recently named one of PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, she received an Honorable Mention in the Official Selection Artemergente National Monterrey Biennale 2012 with her series The two headed horse. She was also a finalist for the scholarship Roberto Villagraz 2012 and 2013 for the Master of Photography EFTI, Madrid, Spain, and winner of the 3rd. National Photography Competition La Membrana.
She was a finalist for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 APA Scholarship awarded by Lucie Foundation in Los Angeles, California. She received an Honorable Mention in the contest for Contemporary Photography in Mexico of the Mexican Foundation for Film and Arts of Coahuila and in the 32nd. Photography Contest Photographer’s Forum.
In 2011 she has been selected to participate in Contemporary Photography Seminar at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City.
She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico City, Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, New York, Sao Paulo, Caracas, Fort Collins, Houston and Cork, Ireland.
Her work is part of the Instituto de Cultura de Yucatán Collection in Mexico, Centro de Artes Alcobendas Collection in Spain, the Joaquim Paiva Collection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and other private collections.
Fellow of Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte FONCA, 2015-2018.
She is represented in Mexico by Patricia Conde Galeria and in Asia by Sello de Agua ART Gallery.
She works as a freelance photographer.