Architect (graduated at the University of Buenos Aires) and visual artist. Last year she won the First Mention in KLEMM prize with a video installation that was presented in ArteBa this year. It is complemented with an exhibition in Klemm Gallery where she was invited with other twelve artists to talk about the domus/house, where she has done a large installation with objects, videos and sculpture.
In 2006, she presented an individual exhibition of photographs, within the framework of the Festival of the Light, at the Parque España Cultural Centre, Rosario (Santa Fe Province), where she showed the photographic project developed during the Fellowship "Intercampos II", of the Telefónica Foundation (2006). She receives the First Acquisition Prize in the National Salon of Visual Arts 2006, New media and installations, for her installation object "Alive". In 2004, in the same salon, she won the Special Mention of the Jury with her work "Icons", a bidimensional installation on wall, from the series: “The gaze of the Sick”. That same year he has an individual exhibition at the Recoleta Cultural Centre, from the same series, showing photographs, photographic installations and a three-dimensional installation in a hospital room.
In 2002, two photographic works from the same series are requested as a donation, to be part of the latest collection at the Museum of Modern Art in the City of Buenos Aires.
She participates in international exhibitions (2002): Art Chicago (USA) and San Francisco International Art Exposition (USA), she is an artist of the Contemporary Artist Gallery (Paris-Buenos Aires) where there is a retrospective exhibition of her previous work with objects, installations, paintings and overlapping photographs, many of wich had already been exhibited in important awards at the Fine Arts National Museum. One of them won the Mention of the Jury at the Art and Technology Award, in the same museum.
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.
"The things" (2007). Emotionally touched by patients lives in hospitals and clinics (where I used to go in order to help) I was immersed in a world far removed from my everyday reality. I saw how those damaged bodies, inert, bound to their beds, were building, as they were able to, their own worlds full of empty corners, of loneliness, of memories, of time in detention, of waitings without arrivals. I lied on their beds and, with oblique shots, I photographed their narrow glances on their bedside tables, returning with this different point of view, those ill bodies. Searching in the life of "the healthy ones", I have found other glances, where worlds are also minimal: the first drawers of bedside tables and connecting both with small and autobiographical stories.
The focus changes, I make the objective documentary shoot coincides with the common use given to those drawers. I find there, in a kind of detective way, how the casual location of its content changes every day and how every single thing becomes indices or traces of a narrative. I feel many of them remain anonymous, hidden, sunken in the confines of the drawers, almost in a sort of mimesis with the background, while others show themselves, appear, and if so, they seem to be in a dialog with the outside world. Just one change is enough: find a lost piece of paper, a carefully kept needle, a loved picture... everything turns around, becoming a mess
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
The shape is open, each one tries to shut it or supplement it with their own experience, I like playing with irony and simulation without being noticeable. I usually look at things that in the world today are not detected.
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 do not recognize myself in any, I do not take into account any discipline, I like to use every discipline individually or jointly, and especially I like to provoque in others some kind of non purely aesthetic emotion, to let the enjoyment be outside of it. I am very interested in Jorge Macchi, for example, and I think he moves freely with different means, I like his intelligence and his mischief and virtuosity as well as his great simplicity and creativity. I am interested in Erlich for the skill with which manages simulation in all his works. Clorindo Testa and Ennio Iomi, for their courage and open-mindedness, with which they make a sharp critique of reality. In the same aspect León Ferrari and Horacio Zavala. There are many valuable artists that are emerging and I also find their works very interesting: Dino Bruzzone, Silvia Rivas, Assef Ananke, Gabriel Baggio, Rosana Schouett, Paula Senderowicz, an so on.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
It would be unfair to mention any in particular because many of them interest me. I would have to sit down and review catalogs in order to clarify details and because of serious personal problems I do not have enough time, I am barely able to answer some essential things, I apologize.