The Swedish artist Julia Peirone’s visual world is dominated by girls and young women. Through her work, Peirone explores young girls’ search for identity in a world influenced by social media. Peirone’s photographs capture the frustration that many young women feel with today’s beauty standards and demands that society imposes on them.
Her photographs are not portraits in the conventional sense as they challenge modern-day norms and conceptions. Instead, they focus on flaws and imperfections, showing girls when they are unguarded and exposed. "But," says Peirone, "even though the girls in my pictures are victims of a gaze, they also have power over it. They can choose to be indifferent or ignore it."
Julia Peirone was born in Argentina in 1973. Today, she lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Peirone studied at the University of Film and Photography in Gothenburg and at the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm. Her work has been displayed in several renowned institutions and museums in Sweden and abroad.
This exhibition will be on display from September 16, 2023.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays between 12-5 PM.
The exhibition is produced by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC.
Photo: Some Like It Hot (2022) series