I was born in General Roca, Río Negro, September 6th, 1967. When I was 10, I attended an art workshop where we experiemented everything from painting and drawing, to doing a Christmas wooden crib. It was one of the best production stages. Also as a girl I took piano lessons, and in my house there were many books on art history and art encyclopedias. When I finished high school I temporarily emigrated to Buenos Aires and studied Biology for three years, just until the luminous arrival of my son Mateo, a radical change in my way of thinking and organizing my life. From then, I have devoted myself to go through paths of dialogue, intersection and training in varied visual arts. In the early 1990s I attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes INSA and decided I was to be a self-taught person, generating my own way as an artist. I currently develop my work in the form of urban interventions, installations and painting. I exhibited it in many times, both individually and colectivelly; promoted and took part in numerous artistic production projects, and experimental art spaces, from 1994 to 2000, approximately. Since 2003, I coordinate Estudio 13, selfmanagement project, created with the idea of promoting the projection of emerging artists and generating an environnment of training, production, experimentation and diffusion of visual arts. This project participated in ArteBA 2005, Periférica 2006, Expotrastiendas 2007 and Barrio Joven 2008. It was awarded with the Group fellowship given by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes, among others. In 2007, Fundación Estudio 13 creates UNO Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, a space that I co-direct and in which we develop different projects and crossings with artists, critics and curators.
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.
“Pure tissue paper is a 6x4m. installation made by glueing, one by one, 20x21cm. tissues. I install the resulting cloth from its ends, depending on the space to be intervened. The picture shows an installation made in a cold-storage chamber.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
About the installations, more than suggesting a reading from outside, I think these are works in which going through the place where they take place is necessary, in order to experiment the feelings that the work proposes in the place where I decide to set it up or install it. Sometimes I prefer the scale between work and environment to be out of phase, creating a certain feeling of discomfort as the viewer goes through it, sometimes the immensity of the place overwhelms the work, and this creates a time to focus, to stay. Only each person knows how many thoughts strike him or her when contemplating the ocean.
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 celebrate the artistic productions of pop art, Andy Warhol writings, Lichtenstein’s drawings, among others.
I’m more interested in those artists that I’ve had the chance of seeing or investigating. I have piles of books waiting for me. It’s a feeling I’ve had ever since I was a child, and it freezes me to know that it is an irreversibly unfinished task. Right know, I’m studying some very contundent Libanese artists. Japanese cinema, chinese, korean or thai cinema. My favourites are animations by Hayao Miyazaki.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Strongly significant for me were the exhibitions by Jorge de la Vega, in Buenos Aires. I don't remember the year or where I saw it... but it was some years ago. A work by Greco that I saw in a collective exhibition in Proa. And more recently at the Whitney, a work by Italian artist Rudolf Stingel, one of those major events that encourage you to continue, despite seeing that there is someone who manages to materialize thoughts and actions in such an impeccable and contundent way. And a painting exhibition by Willem De Kooning done in a great art space in Chelsea.