Me

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Jozef Ibarr was born in Mexico but since early age he grew up in the Midwest (WI). He returned to Mexico to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in physics but had to abandoned college due to extraneous circumstances and never did returned back to school. At age 22, in the USA he worked in a foundry, gardening, cleaning buses and doing night-shift sanitation for a food processing plant. In 2006, with money that he saved, he traveled to Europe for six months and ended up living for two months in the South of Morocco with a Tuareg community, and another two months in the Basque Country with an Ecuadorian community of native immigrants. Back home from his journey, he decided to explore Mexico and Guatemala. Again, his solo travels lasted a little over six months, covering over 30 cities. In 2008, one of Jozef’s dreams came true when he moved to Paris. There he taught himself French and photography. During his long sojourn in Europe, Jozef lived 14 months with a community of Quechua speaking Ecuadorians in Spain (the same community he met in 2006). He also lived for almost a year in Helsinki, Finland before moving to Berlin, where he knew the art scene was most significant and exciting in Europe. After a year and a half stint in Germany, Jozef returned to Mexico after 10 yr. hiatus and went back to lived with his grandmothers (although he also visited regularly his other). During this time he worked on his project “My Grandmother Prays.” This gave him the pleasure of creating a endearing memento of one of the most influential people in his life. Jozef then travelled to Russia to work on a project about Orthodox Religion in St. Petersburg before traveling the world again. Jozef has been traveling extensively in Central Asia and Iran. He likes to roam around, you could say.

 

If you would like to contact jozef (he is pretty down to earth) send him a message to jozef.ibarr[@]gmail.com or a wassapp +49 15 14 688 9060