by Alessandro Bo

“Exotica” is a work in progress that reinterprets the journeys of adventurers and explorers who dared into complex and dangerous expeditions in the “wild territories” of Mexico throughout the XIX – XX centuries. Most of the notes and illustrations gathered along these trips ended up as valuable documents around the World. Being born in Mexico as the first generation of European immigrants, I find a connection with these stories and a need to appropriate and reincarnate into the experiences of some of these explorers and the arrival of my ancestors to these territories that, among many other reasons, had the craving to venture into the unknown, and the eternal human ideal to find their own paradise.