Camila Falquez
is a photographer and visual artist,
based in New York City.

Born in Mexico and raised in Spain, Colombian photographer Camila Falquez creates photographs that harness the traditions of fashion and portrait photography to honor a contemporary spectrum of social and gender diversity. Channeling the conventions of surrealism and a painterly color palette, she creates an empowering vision that ushers in the narratives of community, humanity, liberation and visibility.

Selected Publications
The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Vogue Spain, Vogue Latin America, Vogue Japan, Vogue Mexico, WSJ, El Pais, Porter Magazine, Primary Paper

Selected Clients
Hermes, Helmut Lang, Carolina Herrera, Nike, Clinique, Apple, Netflix

Solo Presentation New Art Dealers Alliance, Miami 2024 with Hannah Traore Gallery
The Voice Does Go Up, Sound and Video Installation at Hannah Traore Gallery co-created with Luis Rincón Alba, 2023
Frieze, Focus Selection, with Hannah Traore Gallery, Los Angeles 2023
Gods That Walk Among Us at Hannah Traore, New York 2022
In The Picture Group show and Curation of Exhibition for Photo Vogue, Milan 2021

Pérez Art Museum Miami Sixth Annual Acquisition Selection, 2023
Photographer of the Year, Latin American Fashion Awards, 2023
TD Bank and NADA Curated Spotlight curated by Jenée-Daria Strand, Assistant Curator at Public Art Fund, 2023

Selected Press
The Art Newspaper
Art News
Galerie Magazine
The Guardian
Vogue Italia
W Magazine
The Cut
Galerie Magazine
British Journal of Photography

Lindsay Thompson
for bookings and inquiries

Gallery Hannah Traore Gallery
Hannah Traore


Literary Agent
Elianna Kan

The Voice Does Go Up

Hannah Traore Gallery

The Voice Does Go Up is a multimedia installation and a performance device that explores the various dimensions and potentials of the human voice. It combines video, sound, and live performances.

These scenarios feature collective assemblages, where the voice is showcased through its gestural and material qualities instead of merely relying on the sonic. By emphasizing the voice's role in music, the installation aims to reveal its most captivating and enchanting traits.

The sound piece included in the installation offers a deeper reflection on the transcendent aspects of the voice, going beyond our everyday understanding and perception of it. It seeks to overcome the ordinary relationship we have with our voices and explores the voice's potential for transcendent, transformative experiences.

The performance device serves as a grounding structure within which the sonic materiality of the voice is intensified. Camila Falquez and Luis Rincón Alba, will offer a series of specially designed performance pieces that take place within the installation space. These performances aim to further highlight the power and expressive range of the voice.

“The voice does go up in a poem. It is an address, even if it is to oneself.”
Derek Walcott

There are two types of videos in the exhibition, each offering unique perspectives. The first type comprises videos captured during fieldwork in Cuba and New Orleans, documenting vibrant religious and carnival celebrations where the charismatic power of the singing voice leads intimate gatherings. These videos provide viewers with the privilege of witnessing the bodily mastery required to channel specific vocal techniques that are believed to summon mystical forces. In contrast, the second type features studio-recorded video. Set within a controlled environment, these videos examine the intricate process behind producing such ascending voices. Singers and musicians hailing from the Caribbean diaspora and currently residing in New York, demonstrate how the body contorts, twists, and reshapes itself to achieve vocal strength. The central video features Colombian-born singer Carolina Oliveros.

The sound piece in the performance site offers a deeper reflection on the transcendent aspects of the voice, overcoming the ordinary relationship we have with our voices and exploring its transformative potential in individual and communal experience.

“More than attention, we are invoking here a fleshly attunement of sorts. This attunement also requires us to put ourselves in the path of these dancing words with all our flesh, not just our body. That we allow ourselves to be moved by the words themselves, which is a way of always saying the words and the voice; the voice and the words; the words in the voice; the voice in the words; the voice of the word.”

Opening Night at Hannah Traore Gallery