autograph, london

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte: Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2024

Free Exhibition

in development

This exhibition is in currently in development at Autograph


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK



Free, timed tickets will be available nearer the exhibition start date


Autograph is developing the first UK solo exhibition by British-Mexican artist Mónica Alcázar-Duarte. Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain will explore the connection between indigenous and western botany systems to explore the current efforts towards forest conservation and human behaviours that are affecting these efforts. Questions around climate and ecology are at the forefront, set amongst the dying trees of Derbyshire (the home of the industrial revolution) and presented as a visual topographical journey using augmented reality, GAN simulations and three-dimensional images of a soundscape embedded into the surface of the image of these dynamic works.

In 2022 Alcázar-Duarte was selected as the Autograph / Light Work artist-in-residence. Each year, Autograph selects an artist to go on a residency at Light Work’s studios to pursue their personal projects, Alcázar-Duarte used her residency to further develop Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain.

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about the artist


Mónica Alcázar-Duarte

is originally from Mexico, of indigenous descent, she lives and works in the U.K. Becoming a migrant shaped her way of seeing and thinking, and it deeply shapes her practice. 

Her book Your Photographs Could be Used by Drug Dealers was acquired in 2014 for artist book collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Yale University Gallery and the Joan Flasch Collection at the Arts Institute of Chicago. Alcazar-Duarte has been awarded the Ampersand-Photoworks Residency (2021), Firecracker Grant (2020), Lucie Foundation Chroma Luxe scholarship (2019), National Geographic Arena award (2019), Les Recontres d’Arles New Discovery Award (2018), and The Photographers’ Gallery Bar-Tur Photobook Award (2017). She has also recently shortlisted for the Aesthetica Prize (2021).

See more of Alcázar-Duarte's work on her website, and follow the artist on Instagram.

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Group Visits

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2024
Visit two upcoming photography exhibitions at Autograph's gallery in Hackney

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digital CONTENT

Behind the Algorithm: Migration, Mexican Women and Digital Bias

View our online gallery of Mónica Alcázar-Duarte's series Second Nature

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The artist in conversation with Bindi Vora

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte discusses her new photography and research


Collection Highlight: Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain

Take a closer look at Alcázar-Duarte's work exploring ecology, indigenous knowledge and western botany systems

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Banner image: © Mónica Alcázar-Duarte

About the artist: Courtesy the artist.