tamara suarez porras
tamara suarez porras is an artist, writer, and educator from (south) Brooklyn, NY and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
tamara explores intersections of time, memory, and autobiography through a photo-conceptual, research-based practice that utilizes vernacular archives. She works across photography, installation, writing, filmmaking, and performance. Her current academic research interests center on artists who engage with archival photo-based practices to contend with personal histories. She has exhibited nationally, including the Brooklyn Museum, School at the International Center of Photography, En Foco Touring Gallery, and Deitch Projects in New York, as well as fusedspace and Embark Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Her writing has been published on Art Practical and contemptorary.
tamara has taught at the International Center of Photography, City College of San Francisco, and the New York State Summer School of the Arts. She works in museum education at SFMOMA and The Contemporary Jewish Museum. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography+Imaging and Journalism and California College of the Arts with a dual MFA/MA in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies.