Edi Hirose – JICAMARCA

Edi Hirose

Born 1975
Lives and works in Lima


JICAMARCA (2013 in progress)
In 2008 inspired by the fast changes, caused by the real estate boom that took place in the metropolis of Lima I started the project Expansión 1.

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I integrated images from other regions such as Cajamarca and Cerro de Pasco, where mining, the principal source of economy in the country, meant some kind of development for the cities. The trips through these regions marked my line of work for Expansión, a work still in progress. It’s aim is to tackle – from different thematic points of view – the consequences of the actual wealth economy. It has provoked continuous changes due to market demands, promotes what we assume is development and affects the memory of the place.
Nearly a third part of the Peruvian population lives in Lima but its development was not done through urban planning. Faced with this spontaneous and excessive development, it was necessary to have a look at the borders of the city and remember that Lima lies in a desert, a timeless landscape, which con- templates another transformation in a poetical way.

Jicamarca suggests the surrounding as a starting point, which projects us towards a certain past, and at the same time highlights the path – a sign – for the possible future occupation.






Dear partners, supporters, friends and lovers,

due to the COVID-19 Virus our little ETF! office in Berlin remains closed and we are working from home.

As many fellow artists, creatives and freelancers this Corona crisis has hit us hard.
We had hoped to send out a newsletter this spring informing you all about our 19th venue in Lisbon, which was supposed to open in Carpintarias São Lázaro on the 19th of June 2020.
Now, with all the cancellations and the shut down of cultural life we hope to postpone and for EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW! to still be part of the program of Lisboa Green Capital 2020.
We will keep you posted.

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