Artist

Karla Leyva

Born in Monterrey and lives in Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico

Karla Leyva was born in Monterrey, Mexico. Dedicated to independent production, she’s currently engaged in a national production grant in her country given by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Fonca). In 2012 she had PECDA, Programa de Estímulo a la Creación y al Desarrollo Artístico, wich is a production grant given by the State of Puebla, Mexico. Besides she’s member of the Padrón de la Fotografía de Nuevo León, the State Registry for active photographers.
She has been selected in different calls during 2013 and 2014, like the festival Atlanta Celebrates Photography; IILA-FOTOGRAFIA/UNA FOTO in Roma, Italia; in LAT Photo Magazine; and in the Salón de la Fotografía de Nuevo León.
In 2013 she has her first solo exhibition in the Fototeca Juan C. Méndez, Puebla, Mexico. Also she has participated in group exhibitions at Casa de la Cultura de Puebla, 2013; in the Senado de la República from her country, 2013; in Centro de las Artes de Nuevo León, 2013; in Casa Lamm, 2012; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of Tamaulipas, 2011; in Galería Alternativa Once, 2011; Casa de la Cultura of Nuevo León, 2011, and Centro de las Artes of Nuevo León, 2010, amongst others.
Nowadays she lives and works between Monterrey, Puebla and Mexico City.