Go and come

Verónica Lombeida Saltos

archival digital print
6 3/4 x 10 inches

Go and come by Verónica Lombeida Saltos is from her series, Magic House that is currently on display at the FJKluth Art Gallery’s Exhibition, Verónica Lombeida Saltos: Magic House & Universes.


Magic House is about how Saltos’ house is part of their identity, presenting it as “a house full of people, spaces full of flowers with light, smells of life.” She states, “it is a series in which I represent what this magical place means to me, my experience with that house. The same meeting with the space and with myself, it is a way I find to say thanks and bye to this place.” 


One of the most beautiful places, or maybe just the most used and photographed by who is or who is not. And here was where I really understood that my grandmother was really leaving. While I lived in Guaranda in my childhood seeing more people clean, scrape, wax thoroughly for me was a symbol of celebration, something nice was going to happen, especially that my family who lives far away was close to arrive. But this June/July all that sense changed, in less than a year it was the third time that they began to move things to clean because my grandmother was dying, yes, several times until November 8, 2021, she no longer prepared us or threatened us, she left. 


Saltos was born in Guaranda, Ecuador. She studied Photography Design at Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano de Diseño, La Metro / Quito, Ecuador, and attended workshops in Argentina and Chile. Her work invokes the usage of textures, colors, and smells where they can produce sensorial images. Social issues such as mental health and environmental problems are employed in a conceptual and fashionable approach in her work, as well. Past exhibitions Saltos has been in were Premio Brazil at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador), New Starts at Foorumi Gallery (Knokke, Belgium), Global Images – Global Cris at International Center of Photography (New York City, New York).





Region of Origin: South America
Country of Origin: Ecuador