Kati Horna

Kati Horna
5 November 2020 juliend

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Kati Horna (1912-2000) began her career as a photographer in Berlin then Budapest (in the studio of Joszef Pésci), before completing her training in Paris. Cosmopolitan and avant-gardist, the artist made her mark as a creative feminist figure. Inspired by surrealism, she came to photojournalism bringing a fresh, personal perspective. In Mexico, her country of adoption, she met a number of refugee artists who became her new family: Remedios Varo, Benjamin Péret, Emerico Chiki Weisz, Edward James, Leonora Carrington, etc. Over the course of her career, she produced a number of fantasy works in the form of visual photo stories, as well as socially committed photo reports. Since her death, her work has been exhibited throughout the world (in the Palacio de la Merced, in Spain, in the Museum of Contemporary art of Oaxaca in Mexico or the Jeu de Paume in Paris).