Rachelle Mozman grew up in New York City, and has spent the last few years living in Panama. In 2011 Mozman participated in the Collectors Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2 at the Chelsea Museum and had an individual exhibition with En Foco. Mozman participated in 31 Women in Art Photography, and the VII Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano. Mozman has exhibited at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Museum of Latin American Art, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, the Instituto Cultural Itau, the Friese Museum, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Centro Cultural de España, Mexico. Mozman has been awarded a Light Work artist residency and a Fulbright Fellowship Award. In 2011 Mozman will participate in the S Files Bienal at El Museo del Bario.
As an artist working in photography and video, my practice intersects the documentary, the narrative, and the performative. I am fascinated by ideas of ethnography, and my artwork engages themes around class and gender divides. My work has a strong biographical content and my images are created in collaboration with my subjects, ultimately revealing and playing with identity as a construction within the context of culture.
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 as images that reveal the conflict of vanity, race and class that live within one woman, and within one family.
My interests have led me to work with subjects in the United States and in Latin America, examining the overlapping history and development of the two cultures, mirroring my own experience growing up in a culturally mixed family.