I was born in La Plata, Argentina, 1966. I grew up in the states of Mendoza and Neuquen. I first got in touch with photography while studying Arts in La Plata. I felt like it was my source of expression while doing a work on popular Saints, which I developed with The Antorchas Foundation support.
I recently made a series of portraits in a covered swimming pool in La Plata. For this series I was awarded with the 2nd prize at the Klemm Foundation Salon 2002 and the 1st prize of the Chandon Cultural Awards 2004.
I've exhibited my work individually at the Curutchet House in La Plata, the Caraffa Museum, the Photographic Study Center of Cordoba; the Tono Rojo Gallery of Buenos Aires and the Pop Hotel, Boquitas Pintadas.
I've participated in collective exhibitions such The America's Museum 2007 (Denver, USA). During 2006 I collaborated with the Contemporary Photography Art Museum Collection at the San Jose Palace, Entre Rios State, also with the MACLA in La Plata and the Praxis International Art 2005 (Miami-New York, USA). During 2004 I exhibited at the VIII Klemm Foundation Salon of Buenos Aires, Tono Rojo Gallery, Buenos Aires and the MACLA in La Plata. In 2003 at the Poma Conception Drawing and Engraving Museum of Uruguay.
I exhibit nowadays in:
Caraffa Museum, Cordoba City, Argentina.
Fine Arts Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
America's Museum, Denver, USA.
Federico Klemm Foundation.
America's House, Cuba.
And in private collections in Argentina, Chile and the USA.
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.
It's difficult to choose one work to represent me. I feel very interested on the image of the “Deceased Correa Chapel”(Chaco, 1999), because of its simplicity. It represents a background, a wall that lets you see successive layers of materials: soot, chalk, graffito, a suspended image, layers of texts, and at the same time, layers of “elapsed time”. This picture is part of the Popular Sanctuaries work. I discovered this chapel crossing a desolate spot; the facade was similar to a big mud oven while the interior was dark, full of religious images and diverse offerings such as water bottles and lots of melted candles.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
It's also hard to suggest a way of looking into my work. I would like that the viewer could feel as stimulated as I felt when creating the photo. I try to show the work in a very careful way when I have a chance of exhibiting.
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?
I recognize my self in a pictorial tradition. I feel very interested in Marcos Lopez, Guadalupe Miles Gabriel Valansi, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Juan Travnik, Esteban Pastorino, , Pablo Soria, Rineke Djistra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Philip Lorca Di Corcia, William Eggleston, Wlaker Evans. And also in Diego Velásquez, Edvard Munch, Edward Hopper and Francis Bacon.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Alessandra Sanguinetti's exhibition in MAMBA, Buenos Aires; Guadalupe Miles in Fotogaleria and Jorge Preloran's documentaries.