MEXICO CITY, MEXICO 
Ximena Berecochea (n. Mexico, DF 1968). Currently undertaking a PhD in Literature at the University of Toronto specialization is the relationship of text and image in Mexican Literature. In the same university, a Master of Latin American and Spanish Literature. His first Masters was made in Comparative Literature at the UNAM and in his thesis confronted two forms of representation, literary and photographic. He studied Hispanic Literature on premises and made photographic studies in Mexico, in the Active School of Photography, and abroad, in Spain and England, with teachers as Humberto Rivas, Manolo Laguillo and George Krauze, among others. He has published in Mexico, US, Spain, Italy, Austria and France in houses like: Les Editions passage du nord / ouest (Flore, Paris, 2004), Alfaguara (James mutant, Mexico 2002) Plaza y Janes (Shiki Nagaoka one nose fiction, Barcelona, 2001) and in various magazines and catalogs as Exit in Spain (2001), Private in Italy (2001), FotoFest catalog in the US (1998) and Camera Austria International in Austria (1997). He also has exhibited in Mexico, Spain, United States, Canada, Denmark, Japan and Indonesia. Individually has presented his work in various venues, most notably, the OMR Gallery in Mexico (2003), The Other Gallery in the Arts Center of Banff in Canada (2003 and 2001), the Spectrum-Sotos Gallery in Spain (2001) and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico (2000). Collectively, their work has been exhibited in various exhibitions in museums and galleries, some of these are exposure to Spadina Museum Nuit Blanche in Toronto (2008), The art fair ARCO in Spain 2002 with the OMR Gallery (2002) Sample of contemporary Mexican photographers in Fotofest, Houston (1998), in the Queens Art Museum in New York (1998) and Blue Star Space in San Antonio (1998). Berecochea won honorable mention at the International Photography Biennial 9a the Centro de la Imagen (1999) and in the Grand Prix Omnilife Guadalajara (1999) and the Competition Queretaro Land and Freedom (2002). He also was a creditor of Tarazona Photo Portfolio Award in Spain (1990). He has been a fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in the Young Artists program in 1995-1996 and in 1998-1999.