- César Baracca
- Leandro Comba
- Raúl D'Amelio
- Claudia del Río
- Luciano Ominetti
- Verónica Orta
- Diana Recagno
- Mariana Sissia
Andrea Ostera was born in Salto Grande, a small town in Santa Fe province. In 1992, after receiving a degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, she moved to New York to participate in the International Center of Photography’s General Studies Program.
After that experience, she returned to Rosario and began working on a far-reaching project without camera, experimenting with contact prints via contact and projection of objects onto photosensitive material. The show “Ritual de lo habitual” (Centro Cultural Bernardino Rivadavia, Rosario, 1994) featured the first fruits of that process. Thanks to those works, she was invited to represent Argentina at Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles (France), in 1996, and at the I Bienal del Mercosur, Porto Alegre (Brazil), in 1997. That same year, she was awarded a subsidy from the Fundación Antorchas and a first mention in the Premio Braque. In 1998, two solo exhibitions of her work were held: “Fotogramas” at the Fotogalería of the Centro Cultural General San Martín in Buenos Aires; and “Conciso, sucinto, preciso” at the Centro Cultural Bernardino Rivadavia in Rosario.
From 1997 to 1999, she took part in the Beca Kuitca. Some of her work from those years of intensive production was featured in the show “Ojo al país” (Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, 1999). Shortly after finishing the Beca Kuitca, she returned to the United States where, thanks to a grant from the Fulbright/Fondo Nacional de las Artes, she pursued a master’s degree in fine arts at New York University. In 2001, she returned to Argentina. The following year, she was awarded a Diploma al Mérito from the la Fundación Konex.
Her artistic practice extends beyond producing artwork. Since 1998, she has worked as a teacher at the Escuela Municipal de Artes Plásticas Manuel Musto; from 2005 to 2010, she was the curator of the Fotografía Emergente program at the Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas (CEC), Rosario; from 2005 to 2013, she formed part of the conservation team at the Museo de la Ciudad de Rosario’s archive of negatives.
Her research has revolved around the photographic medium, its possibilities and limits. Her recent solo shows include “Persona” (CCK, Buenos Aires, 2018) “Affaire” (Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, 2017), “+room” (Museo de arte contemporáneo de Rosario, 2016), and “Capturas de Pantalla” (Mal de Archivo, Rosario, 2016).
RX-5-3, from the series "RX" (2017/2018)
Giclée print on cotton paper
Gama García, Gama Ostera, Gama Glusman, Gama Del Río, from the series "Scrolls" (2017/2018)
Installation at "Persona", an exhibition at CCK, Buenos Aires, 2018
Untitled (Renata), From the series "Screen shots" (2015/2016)
Contact print from cell phote - Gelatin silver print
Untitled (A and H), from the series "Screen shots" (2015/2016)
Contact Print from a cell phone - Gelatin Silver Print
Untitled (Ela), from the series "Screen shots" (2015/2016)
Contact Print from a cell phone - Gelatin silver print
IN°1, from the series "Immersions" (2015/2016)
Fogged photographic paper partly developed and stabilized
N° 3, from the series "Immersions" (2015/2016)
fogged photographic paper, partly developed and stabilized
I, from the series "Folds" (2015/2016)
Photographic paper folded, fogged and estabilized - Gelatin silver print
VIII, from the serise "Folds" (2015/2016)
Photographic paper folded, fogged and stabilized - Gelatin silver print