Maritza Caneca's "Pools" on view in the Miami International Airport
Traveling anywhere soon? Experience “Maritza Caneca, Pools,” which is on view in the Miami International Airport, gates D22 and D25 through April 2021.
The exhibition brings Caneca’s breathtaking photographs of pools in a collaboration with Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade Aviation Department, supported by The55project and Bakehouse Art Complex.
Caneca developed an ongoing photography project centered on the swimming pool as a nostalgia site, full of memories with both personal and universal resonance. Her photographs show pools in varying stages of use and decay. The aesthetic and sensory qualities of pools—the blueness and malleability of the water; the artistry and repetition of the frequently used pool tiles; and the sense of calm and weightlessness—have further fueled Caneca's artistic explorations, and extensive studies and research around the world.
MIA Galleries is Miami International Airport's arts and exhibitions program. Founded in 1996, MIA Galleries includes rotating exhibition spaces throughout MIA, including CameraWorks Gallery – an exhibition venue committed to presenting fine art photography and photo-based works by emerging and established artists living and working Miami-Dade County. Caneca has exhibited her work internationally, in venues such as the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel, and Paço Imperial during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. She is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lives and works in Miami, FL, where she has a studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex.