Faculty, Fellows and Visiting Artists


The ITI faculty offer a wide variety of approaches to the written and visual arts. All are working contemporary artists who publish and exhibit their work in national and international contexts. Our faculty are dedicated to innovative approaches and traditions that value psychologically, culturally and politically engaged work.

Mariela Sancari

Mariela Sancari

Mariela Sancari (Fellow)

Mariela Sancari (Fellow) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976. She lives and works in Mexico City since 1997. Her work revolves around truthfulness and fiction in images, using personal narratives to explore the boundaries of the scope of photography as a means of representation. It refers to the affective dimension, yet not sentimental, of autobiographical work, as well as formal explorations of the medium, through questions related to staging and self-referentiality in photographic practice.Her first book Moisés (La Fábrica) was selected by several curators and reviewers as one of the best photobooks published in 2015. In 2017, she published her second book in collaboration with writer Adolfo Córdova: Mr. & Dr. (This book is true) a photobook aimed for children and youngsters that explores the notion of the unknown through images and text. In 2021 she will release The two headed horse. Reenactment in ten acts (Asunción Casa Editora), an investigation of the transit of the fixed image to the performed image. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Sao Paulo, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Bratislava, Busan, Houston, Jaipur, Londres, Los Angeles, Madrid, among others. Co-founder and coordinator of FOLIO, Centro de la Imagen’s photobook public library and program.