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Where Mimosa Bloom · Éditions du Lic · SOLD OUT

Dealing with the grief that the photographer suffered following the death of her mother, Where Mimosa Bloom by Rita Puig Serra Costa takes the form of an extended farewell letter; with photography skillfully used to present a visual eulogy or panegyric. This grief memoir about the loss of her mother is part meditative photo essay, part family biography and part personal message to her mother. These elements combine to form a fascinating and intriguing  discourse on love, loss and sorrow.

“Where Mimosa Bloom” is the result of over two years work spent collecting and curating materials and taking photographs of places, objects and people that played a significant role in her relationship to her mother. Rita Puig Serra Costa skillfully avoids the dangerous lure of grief’s self-pity, isolationism, world-scorn and vanity. The resonance of “Where Mimosa Bloom” comes from all it doesn’t say, as well as all that it does; from the depth of love we infer from the desert of grief. Despite E.M.Forster’s words – “One death may explain itself, but it throws no light upon another” – Rita Puig Serra Costa proves that some aspects of grief are universal, or can be made so through the honesty and precision with which they are articulated

First Edition

460 copies
96 pages, 54 colour plates
5 die cut pages
16.0 cm x 22.5 cm
Hot foil embossed printed textured hardcover
Offset printing
Éditions du LIC 2014
ISBN 978-82-93341-04-8

Rita Puig-Serra Costa
+34 638 39 26 07
Galerie Jacques Cerami
Saisho Art




Rita lives and works in Barcelona, where she combines personal projects with commercial assignments and her work as an editor for Perdiz magazine. After studying Humanities for her BA and completing a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature, she studied Graphic Design at IDEP and Photography at CFD School of Photography and El Observatorio. Her first project, Where Mimosa Bloom, was published in 2014 by Editions du Lic. In 2016 she and Dani Pujalte received the 20nd Fotopres La Caixa grant to produce the work Good Luck with the Future. She is now working on a project with Salvi Danés and David Bestué with the support of Terralab.cat.

Good Luck with the Future finalist at the Voies Off Award
Good Luck with the Future finalist at NexoFoto’17
Good Luck with the Future finalist at Premio de Fotografia Emergente DST at Encontros da Imagem’16
Good Luck with the Future shortlisted 4th at Arles Cosmos PDF Award
Terra-lab.cat grant with Salvi Danés and David Bestué
Grant Fotopres la Caixa 20º edition
Where Mimosa Bloom selected at Festival Circulations
Where Mimosa Bloom finalist at NexoFoto'15
Selected at Pa-ta-ta Festival Internacional de Fotografía Emergente de Granada
Selected at Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña
Where Mimosa Bloom selected at Rock your Dummy - Paris Photobook Fest 2013
Solo Exhibitions
Good Luck with the Future at Galerie Jacques Cerami
Where Mimosa Bloom at Galerie Jacques Cerami
Good Luck with the Future, Dani Pujalte + Rita Puig-Serra, selfpublished, ISBN 978-84-617-9587-1

Where Mimosa Bloom, published by Éditions du LIC, ISBN 978-82-93341-04-8

Selected Group Exhibitions
Hiberticer at Museu Can Mario, with Salvi Danés and David Bestué Fundació Vila Casas, Palafrugell · 9-6-18 – 25-11-18
Where Mimosa Bloom at Dommages et Refuges Hôtel Fontfreyde Clermont-Ferrand · 12-10-17 – 31-12-17
Good Luck with the Future at New Documentary Image at Caixa Forum Madrid 19th September-31st December
Good Luck with the Future at New Documentary Image at Caixa Forum Barcelona 19th September-31st December
Good Luck with the Future at IAM: Building Utopias curated by PERDIZ Magazine
Where Mimosa Bloom at Baffest, Barakaldo
 Where Mimosa Bloom at Photoalicante. International Photography Festival.  
 Where Mimosa Bloom at Festival Circulation(s), Centquatre, Paris
 Where Mimosa Bloom at Spanish Photography Showcase - Leafhopper at Obscura Festival / George Town, Penang  
 Where Mimosa Bloom at Spanish Photography Showcase - Leafhopper / Kuala Lumpur
 Where Mimosa Bloom at  FineArt Igualada
Selected Publications
Good Luck with the Future at Wallpaper*
Good Luck with the Future at Revista Old
Good Luck with the Future at Yet Magazine
 Where Mimosa Bloom at Unstate Magazine 
 Kawah Ijen at Too Much Magazine Issue 6
 Coneja VS Dulce at Lost Magazine Issue 2
Where Mimosa Bloom at Ballad of... Magazine
Where Mimosa Bloom at  Photo-Eye - Janelle Lynch
Where Mimosa Bloom at 30y3
Where Mimosa Bloom at Phases Magazine
Where Mimosa Bloom at  Photobook Store Magazine
Where Mimosa Bloom at Who needs another photoblog
Where Mimosa Bloom at paper Journal
Where Mimosa Bloom at Yet Magazine
Where Mimosa Bloom at Las tres preguntas de Gustavo Alemán
Where Mimosa Bloom at Have A Nice Book
Where Mimosa Bloom at Ruby Star
Where Mimosa Bloom at El Mundo
Where Mimosa Bloom at Daily Metal
Where Mimosa Bloom at7.7 Revista digital de fotografía documental 14* #Memoriaherida

Diseño web: AFFAIRE
© 2017, Rita Puig-Serra Costa