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ZIFF, Trisha

POR_ZIFFBorn in the UK.

Lives and works in Mexico City.

Trisha Ziff began working as a political activist using photography and film in the North of Ireland establishing Camerawork Derry, in 1982, during the British war of occupation. She returned to London in the mid 80’s to direct Network Photographers. She then moved to Mexico City and focused on curatorial work. Her exhibitions have been seen at major international museums including: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, International Center for Photography, New York, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City. She was involved in the production of the first CD Rom, with Voyager, I Photograph to Remember.

Her work on the Che Guevara was first seen in Arles in 2004  and she went on to produce a major touring show and film, Chevolution. 2008. Earlier films she produced and co-produced, Oaxacalifornia, (Faction Films 1995)  My Mexican Shiva and 9 months 9 days (2009) She recently finished her latest documentary La Maleta Mexicana, (Mallerich Films and 212 BERLIN, 2010). Currently she is developing a new feature documentary, PIRATE COPY,  which looks at the politics and issues of piracy of film and images. She recently curated a major show of Maya Goded, Las Olvidadas, for Arts Block, California and is collaborating with Enrique Metinides on his retrospective for the Rencontres (2011).