María Inés Raiteri was born in Mar del Plata on April 1st, 1963. She took lessons in her city with artist Daniel Besoytaorube. She participated of Clínicas de Arte in Mar del Plata with professor Sergio Bazán. In May, 1999 she was selected as an awardee of the Antorchas Grant for Development in Visual Arts with professor Sergio Bazán. She commenced with the activity at workshops in Buenos Aires in May, 1999 to April 2000, later obtaining the Renewal from May 2000 to April 2001.
During the year 2004, she established in Buenos Aires, where she began to participate of the Workshops Program for Visual Arts of the Centro Cultural Rojas – UBA – Kuitca Grant.
She participated in the following group and solo shows: 2003. Inés Raiteri. Obras recientes. Motp. Arte Contemporáneo. Mar del Plata. Pcia. Bs. As. 2006. Salón Nacional de Rosario 2006. Museo Juan B. Castagnino.Rosario. 2005. Bienal Nacional de Arte Bahía Blanca. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. Bahia Blanca. 2005. Pasaje Belgrano- Bolivar 375. Estudio Ana María Carrió y Asociados. Capital Federal. 2004. Chandon Award, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Caraffa . Córdoba. 2003. Etchegoyen-Raiteri-Roveda. Espacio Ojo al País. Centro Cultural Borges. Capital Federal. Grupo Nacional. Capital Federal. 2002 13 B Museo de Bellas Artes René Brusau. Resistencia. Chaco. 13 B Museo Municipal de Posadas. Posadas. Misiones. 13 B Museo Provincial de La Plata. ARTE BA. Espacio Motp. Capital Federal. MERLUZA. Brodersohn-Martinez. Capital Federal. 13B Centro Cultural Recoleta. Capital Federal. 2001. 5 s/t Quitapesares. Espacio de Arte. Capital Federal. Merluza. Villa Victoria Ocampo. Mar del Plata. Pcia. Buenos Aires. Muestra Taller Sergio Bazán. Centro Cultural Posadas. Posadas. Misiones. Bienal Regional de Arte Bahía Blanca. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bahía Blanca, 1999. National Art Biennial at Bahía Blanca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Bahía Blanca. 1998. Regional Art Biennial at Bahía Blanca. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Bahía Blanca.Raiteri- Gopar- Rochaix. Pinturas, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires. IV Salón Nacional del Mar, Auditorium Theatre, Mar del Plata. Pcia. de Buenos Aires II Bienal de Arte Joven. Auditorium Theatre, Mar del Plata. Pcia. de Buenos Aires. Special Mention by the Jury. 1997. III Salón Nacional del Mar. Auditorium Theatre, Mar del Plata. Pcia. de Buenos Aires. 1996 . Primera Bienal nacional de Arte Joven. Centro Cultural Recoleta. Buenos Aires. Mención.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
I think of the installation I made in 2003, my first solo show, which was arranged with works developed after a year and a half of image production. Consisting of a series of 45 paintings in acrylic on canvas of 50 x 70 cm, plus a 3.50 x 8 m wall, this work gave me the possibility to explore painting in relation to space. The idea of a series, the selection of two colors and the line as an element for combination constitute the installation of blue squares. Repetition of modules which contain white lines describing a straight trajectory, separated by the same distance, which give the possibility of moving in and out of each work, showing the infinite possibility of generating a geometric universe.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
In order to develop my work, I have always carried out a construction that is based on thinking a parameter of unity that I will use as a reference in what I produce. Since my early works it is possible to see simple images, built by the line. I build, put together, take apart, and combine in painting and space. I think of wide spaces and their sections. The line, the repetition, the idea of series, color, plane, different scales, design, architecture and space conform a system that is combined differently in each work. The internal play between what is put together in the pictoric plane and what is produced in the spatial domain is one of the key aspects to my works.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
Those most referenced by my work are the Swiss Constructivists, such as Max Bill, Hans Hinterreiter, Hans Erni, Camile Graeser, Vere Loewensberg, Lohse, Willy Guhi , Marcel Breuer; others like Lygia Clark, Helio Oiticica, Russian Constructivists Liuvov Popova, Varvara Stepanova. I also find interesting the works of artists such as Sol Lewit, Alighiero Boetti, architects from the nineties like Zaha Hadid, Eric Owen, Itsuko Hasegawa (I am interested in Japanese architecture from the 90’s and many of its main figures) , Issey Miyake; Dan Graham. Donald Judd. Raúl Loza, Guillermo Kuitca, Fabian Burgos, Daniel García, Gachi Hasper, Daniel Joglar, Silvana Lacarra, Marina de Caro, Flavia Da Rin, Mariano Grassi and so many others that I could not finish…
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Gumier Maier’s work as a curator of the CCRojas. I learnt a lot from looking at the shows that the Rojas organized. The Guillermo Kuitca show at MALBA and the Grants program that it generated for local artists, especially the one in which I participated as an awardee, because it produced a movement in my work that could only stem from the exchange with the other artist that enriched my experience as an artist and as a person in their participation of that synergy, under the attentive look of a great master. Those by Fabio Kacero, Fabián Burgos, Daniel Joglar at the Borges; Gumier Mayer, Flavia Da Rin, Marina de Caro because I enjoy their work a lot.