Included in: Brooklyn 2014 Atlanta 2014
Category: Creatures

Silvia Andrade: Megacerus “Seed Beetles”

Artist’s Statement:

At the beginning of my photographs series, were mostly of wild flowers very small dimensions, until today I still working in that, but suddenly in 2009 came the Megacerus, as a part of a research of the regional botanical garden Xiitbal neek that I become interesting in these little beetles commonly called weevils – seed predators such as beans, which is often identified as pests, which offer a fascinating when viewed in detail. As seen through the scanning electron microscope may be surprised by their varied forms, voluptuous and mysterious. The purpose of my photographs is to share this invisible world of nature, so small world in size (the family Bruchidae Megacerus reach a length of between 3 and 5 mm) is not always available to our eye. It is an invitation to enjoy our gardens, parks, forests, and especially, botanical gardens, through scientific images to enjoy, appreciate, respect and love for nature In Mexico, there are hundreds of great researchers, microscopists and photographers doing interesting researches on everything that surrounds us and yet most images generated are published in scientific and rarely reach those great pictures our everyday world. So through photographic series, such as the Megacerus “seed beetles” can be also the voice of Mother Earth, is an invitation to look to the inward around us and find beauty in simple.

Artist’s Bio:

Publicacion en la Revista NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC en espanol y en Espana.

Micromaravillas, Escarabajos del Sureste. Galeria Jardin, ITESO: Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico. 2010.
El Oraculo. Imagenes para meditar. FOTOSEPTIEMBRE 2009. Galeria In La´Kech. Merida, Mexico. 2009
El Pais de Mirabilia. Museo Universitario. Puebla, Pue., Mexico. 2007
2do Lugar en el Premio Nacional de Fotografia Cientifica. CONACYT. Mexico
Seleccion The Royal Photographic Society Award.
Seleccion ART ROOM TALENT . 3ra. Edicion de Artistas Emergente en Mexico
Finalista en el Concurso Internacional Helie Memorial. Espana.
Seleccion FOTCIENCIA, Espana.
National Geograhic Award. Mejor Fotodiario. Washintong. D.C.
Primer lugar Categoria Fine Art en el Premio Lationamericano de Fotografia. Buenos Aires, Arg.
Seleccion XI Bienal do Reconcavo . Centro Cultural Danmerman. Bahia Brasil.
Seleccion en la Plataforma ArtWIKI. de la 7 Bienal de Berlin. Alemania.
Premio Extraordinario en FOTCIENCIA, Espana.
Estampa digital. Primer lugar Profesional. Festival Internacional de la Imagen. FINI. Pachuca. Mexico
Feria Internacional del Libro de Artista. Seleccion. Centro de la Imagen. Mexico.
mArt Seleccion de Artistas Emergente para Nuevos Coleccionistas. Fundacion Murrieta.
Beca PECDA Yucatan, edicion 2010. Fondo para la Cultura y las Artes del Estado de Yucatan .
Premio Nacional de Fotografia Cientifica. CONACYT. Mexico
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE 2009. Seleccion FotoSeptiembre. C.I. Mexico
VII Bienal Puebla de los Ángeles 2009. Premio de Adquisicion. Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla. Mexico.
Mencion Honorifica en la IV Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales Yucatan.
Premio del Publico en el Premio Nacional de Fotografia Cientifica, CONACYT. Mexico
Seleccion VIII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA. Monterrey, N.L. Mexico.