Vera Saldivar de Lira (b. 1993, Mexico) is a lens based visual artist currently living and working between New York City and Southern California. With a background in Architecture, she holds an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College-International Center of Photography, New York. Vera has been recipient of the Arnold Newman scholarship (2017-2018) and a director's fellowship (2018-2020.) Her works explore her relationship with architectural and physical space, alienation and dissociation, as well as the materiality of photography and the relationship between the body in the process of image-making. Vera works mainly with photography, she also uses video, artist books, installation, printmaking and textiles. Her works have been showed at the Royal Society of American Art (NYC) the International Center of Photography school (NYC), Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Experimental Photo Festival (ES), Millepiani gallery (IT), the Glasgow Gallery of Photography (UK) and more recently at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA Museum) in South Korea.