Belén Romero Gunset
Belen Romero Gunset was born in Tucumán, Argentina in 1983, she lived in Buenos Aires for few years, but now she´s living in the Patagonia. She got her Bachelor in Fine Arts in the National University of Tucumán, after she got the YPF Foundation Scholarship for studied in the Di Tella University, and in 2011 she got other scholarship in CIA (Art Center Research).
In 2011 she was selected in the PETROBRAS Award in ARTEBA and in the same year Belen was awarded with the Emergent Artist Prize in National Salon of Rosario LXV and the Third Price in National Salon of the Tucumán University. In 2012 he received the National Scholarship FNA and in 2013 she was awarded with the Institutional Award of FNA in the National Salon of Rosario LXVII.
Her art has been shown in numerous exhibitions including the solo show AUTODISCIPLINA 1, Rosario Art Contemporany Museum, 2012, in many collectives shows like THAT MORNING ... Parque de la Memoria, CABA Curators: Inés Katzenstein and Javier Villa, 2014, CENTER PERIPHERY International competition and exhibition for young artists Federculture at the Temple of Hadrian, Roma in 2012. IN LOCO, Museo de La Mare, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2010.
Abstract energy (2011)
I did it after “Roto” (Broken). In this action I wanted to work with the idea of reversibility in opposition to “Roto” (Broken), so I drew a circle on the garage floor at Di Tella University and I placed chairs, tables and boxes borrowed from the University in one pile. I stacked all of them once I started unstacking and stacking them back many times moving around the circle.
This action includes the idea of Entropy and reversibility, the latter involved doing something without adversely affecting the system.
My dog's band (2011)
I did this art work in an art space called “La Fabrica” (the factory) that certainly is an old factory and also an experimental art place.
I did this work in the bathroom, I locked myself into a cubicle and I filled it with newspapers rolls up to the top. Then I stepped and mashed them repeatedly. My intention was to fill the cubicle with mashed newspapers.
I gave this performance 3 times; as the public couldn’t see me because I was inside the cubicle I used two security cameras to show the live action and two monitors, one inside the bathroom showing a previously recorded video and the other in the exhibition room showing the live action. A very annoying dog barking taped sounds were played throughout all the performance.
In this case I broke things, for 7 days; 8 hours each day non-stop.
Previously I collected a lot of useless objects from garbage cans in the streets. Many friends also gave me some things such as a refrigerator, some tables, sofas, radios, clothes, lamps, books, etc.
This action aimed to break these useless objects as a criticism of the ecological problem and a possible answer to it. Throughout the whole performance I thought over the physics concept of the Entropy and I worked really hard beyond my psychical limits because I wanted to do a really radical performance and fortunately I made it.