|About the Artist:
Dante Busquets, Mexico City 1969.
Dante attended the San Francisco Art Institute, studying photography with artists Pirkle Jones, Jack Fulton and Reagan Louie, among others. He obtained a technical degree from the Escuela Activa de Fotografía in Mexico City, and completed workshops with Susan Meiselas, Abbas, Joseph Rodriguez, Cristian Caujolle and Heidi Specker.
He has exhibited individually in Mexico and has participated in over 25 group shows internationally. His project Diario DeAntes received the Young Artists Grant awarded by the Mexican Ministry of Culture. He received an Honorable Mention from the Mexican Bienal de Fotografía in 1997, for his series about gang life in the city of Zamora, and in 2006 he received the Acquisition Prize for his SATELUCO project, in which he photographed families and urban areas of a well-known suburb north of Mexico City.
He received the grant Descubrimientos PHE México from PhotoEspaña ’09, and FotoFest’s Leica Grant in Houston TX, 2008. In 2012 he became part of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, a 3-year programme from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts, 2012-2104, with the project “The desolate landscapes of Eduardo Galeano: a visual journey through the Open Veins of Latin America”.