I was born in Philadelphia, United Sated in January 1967. When I was a little girl, my creative orientation –if there was any- was more linked to literature than to Visual Arts. I studied Theory of Culture at the faculty and confused, but determinate, I moved to Buenos Aires after my graduation. Almost didn’t look back (well, just once with my baby in my arms when got assaulted in a grumpy restaurant…. but that’s mere occurrence). I got here in 1990, Austral Plan, but it wasn’t until 1993 that I started attending the workshops of Diana Aisenberg and Gachi Hasper. Very soon I was told to apply to the Kuitca scholarship (not even knowing what it was) and got in. Well, there I became an artist. And I still am, I guess and I hope (although that may have some suspicious reasons). What I’m sure of, is that I’m very close to art in my way of going through life; translating from Spanish to English, accompanying my child, sorting out a small company with a beloved friend, loving, going out drinking and eating...
I look through my bedroom’s window, some things look closer while some others very far, and still I like the view.
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.
I think the work that represents me the most is my house. I bought it two years ago absolutely destroyed. While the refurbishment i made my way to live randomly in several locations with my son, we finally moved in a year ago. While working with the architects, Ariel Jocubovich and Mauricio Corbalán, I thought in terms of “a country side house in the middle of the city”, “a disorder with sense”, “hippie chic”, “give way to excessive” Materials: Lots of wood and slippery surfaces. Production process: with Silvana Lacarra, Julia Masvernat, Cambre as invited artists.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
A series of contradictions/tensions: limited/excessive, tension/relaxation, movement/stillness
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?
My training or luck of ot makes me feel pretty far from it all. Besides, I am pretty lazy in what is not strictly work or pure leisure. (ie. lazy to the investigation). Certain constructivism, Silvana Lacarra, Daniel Joglar, Eva Hess, Víctor Grippo.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Lacarra’s exhibition at the National Fund for the Arts was a moment where I felt his problematic very fully. The Installation of Diego Bianchi at Belleza y Felicidad that had something of a minimum act led to an extreme.