Anna My Grandmother The Saudade Woman, 1999, (2018)
40 x 60 cm
Pigment inkjet print on Hahnemühle Matt Fibre Duo paper 200gms Numbered Limited Edition of 100
Medium, 60x40 cm
ALEXIA FIASCO, ANNA, MY GRANDMOTHER, THE SAUDADE-WOMAN, 1999, 2011
"Saudade" is an untranslatable word that expresses the memory of past happiness, for someone who is away from his country and who keeps the hope to return one day. Anna, who left Cape Verde in 1989, died in France in 2009.
Almuñécar beach, Spain, 2011
"The Denial I - Family Portrait" is a dreamlike timeless docu-fiction series based on Alexia Fiasco mysterious family story. As a young black daughter of immigrant, she grew up in denial of her roots in pursuit of integration and with very little knowledge of her family history.
Her father abandoned The Cabo Verde Islands at the young age of 13 and never returned. Alexia would discover the country for the first time by herself in 2017. She traveled to the islands in search of her father's past to find answers.
She returned from her trip only with more questions and pictures from a family album she never founds.