Born in Mar del Plata, Agentina in 1975. Between 1982 and 1994 she lived in Québec (Canada) where she started her artistic education in CEGEP du Vieux- Montréal. Graduated from the School of Visual Arts Martín A. Malharro of Mar del Plata in 2001 she began to experiment with diverse media: photography, video, digital art, polyester resins, drawings, texts and installations.
In 2003 she got a scholarship from Antorchas Foundation to attend the art critic and production meetings coordinated by Pablo Siquier and Luis Wells. She coordinated the Alliance Française Art Space of her city.
In 2005 she obtained a training scholarship for artists given by the National Fund for the Arts to study with Pablo Siquier and Mariano Sardón. She organized and participated of the Workshop for Video Creation in Mar del Plata, proposed by Marc Mercier, director of Instants Video Festival of Marseilles.
In 2006, the National Ministry of Culture gave her a grant to present her videos in La Sala Naranja Video Festival of Valencia (Spain) and in Instants Videos Festival of Marseilles (France). In the year 2007 she produced the videos for the documentary show “Glenn Gould de un Polo al Otro. Homage” with the piano player Cecilia Pugliese. She has participated in prices, festivals and diverse group and solo exhibition since 1994.
She currently lives and works in Mar del Plata.
Festivals, awards, solo and group exhibitions she has participated in: (selection)
-Little birds in my mind fighting against contemporary gravity Video Installation. Baltar Contemporary (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
- Screen Art Argentinian video art festival, National Fund for the Arts, Buenos Aires.
- LIMBO [LIMBO], Video and electronic arts, MAMBA- Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Telefónica Foundation, Buenos Aires / Periférica Fair – Arte de Base Stand.
- Palpitating, artists’ collective, Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires.
- Marine varnish, Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires.
-ETÉ CHIC, EAU DE MAR DEL PLATA, Contemporary artists’ exhibition, Alliance Française, Mar del Plata.
- Object and Representation Castagnino Museum, Mar del Plata.
-Contemporary Art Space, Mendoza City, Mendoza.
- 2003 Scholars, Municipal Museum of Fine Arts of Tandil, Tandil.
- 20/03 Projection, Argentinian video art exhibition, Auditorium Theater Cultural Center, Mar del Plata.
- Pretty girl, exhibition n°15, MOTP Contemporary Art Space, 3550 Rawson St., Mar del Plata.
- Julieta Basso Digital Art, General Pueyrredón’s City Hall, Mar del Plata.
- Bahía Blanca National Art Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art of Bahía Blanca.
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.
“Little birds in my mind fighting against gravity” was an installation that I made in 2006 at Baltar Contemporary in Mar del Plata. The space is a 2.50 by 2.50 meters cube. When entering the space, the viewer would be immersing in a fantasy world where projected electrical appliances and objects of daily use would fly through the air until they would crashed. On one of the walls there was also a painting representing a creature that resembled a shiny colored bird of illuminated by inlays of optical fiber. The sound was a mixture of the crashing of the objects and one of those Feng Shui soundtracks of little birds and waterfalls. The bird painting had a Chinese motion sensor gadget that would make the bird sing every time someone was near. All of these created a world that was both magical and sinister. In general, my works transform situations from daily life into a new strange circumstance. Many times my departure point is a situation that I find uncomfortable, and that I take to another level where they can have a new meaning.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
To read sounds a little bit cold to me, I would say to experience, by being aware of what is happening to us when we are in front of what the artist presents, giving the artwork a sense of its own. This is my way of approaching artworks in general and I do my works with that idea as well.
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?
During a trip in 1999, I saw an exhibition of Pipilotti Rist that had a lot of influence in my work. Even though I don’t fully recognize my work in any tradition, I always felt it was close to Surrealism and to Theater of the Absurd. I’m interested in the work of many artists like Louise Bourgeois, Jana Sterbak, Brigida Baltar, Jim Campbell, Nan Goldin, Tony Oursler, Franz Ackermann, Barbara Kruger, Liliana Porter, Bill Viola, Mauricio Cattelan, Matthew Barney, David Linch, Peter Greenaway, Marosa Di Giorgio, César Aira, David Byrne, Guillermo Kuitka, Mariano Sardón, Pombo, Margarita Paksa, Yamandú Rodríguez, Daniel Basso, Adriana Sasali, Analía Baños, Matías Duville, Mateo Amaral…
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I liked Kuitka’s exhibition at Malba - Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires. I would have really liked to see the exhibition of Porter at Recoleta Cultural Center, but I couldn’t travel to see it. Long time ago, I visited a retrospective exhibition of Kosice that fascinated me, it was also at Recoleta Cultural Center.