Florencia Levy, Buenos Aires September 1st, 1979
She Studied at Central Saint Martin College of Arts & Design, London and Visual Arts at the National University Institute of Arts (IUNA) Buenos Aires , guidance in Painting. Her work exists in a wide variety of media including video, photography, painting, Site specific installation and collaborative projects. In 2004 she attends workshops with Pablo Siquier and was invited to participate in the ones given by artist Pablo Vargas Lugo at Malba. In 2005 was awarded with the E-com Scholarship given by the Foundation of Puerto Rico which included meetings and workshops under the guidance of Diana Aisenberg. Also joins the analysis workshop coordinated by Ernesto Ballesteros. In 2007 is awarded with the scholarship program INTERCAMPOS III, Telefónica Foundation. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has received numerous prizes, grants and awards including Fellowships for International Artist in Residency Program in USA, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Cuba, South Korea and Japan.
EL BAQUEANO (2011)
The word "Baqueano" is a South American term used to designate a person who is familiar with the paths and byways of a territory, its physical characteristics and the language and customs of its people where he usually belongs. By extension applies to anyone who is particularly skilled and experienced in a specific territory.
During four years of travels, I’ve been guided myself from the encounters with people I’ve met in different places. Trough a series of interviews I asked people to tell me something specific about the locations and their personal relations with the site and history, trying to recognize a place that is not there but in the memory of the people.
3 channel HD video installation
Useful Addresses (2007)
Different types of plants collected during a day walk through Rosario city. Each bottle has printed the address and conditions (order / theft / loan) they were taken from. After the exhibition the plants will be transferred to Buenos Aires to be transplanted, waiting to grow up healthy and strong.
Local Tourism (2007)
Local tourism is a video based on journeys made through Buenos Aires, the images are the interiors of the hotels where I stayed (fixed takes with environment sound). Subtitles are taken from the diary I carry during the journey.
140 expedition (Central Post – Boulogne Station) (2006)
The route of the 140 bus: video, notes, objects, moss with reference plane, drawings, postcards and soundtrack.
Soundtrack: Franco Antonelli
Return scene (2006)
Durlock plate, floating floor, insulation, ceiling moldings, socket, cable channel, outlet, led lights, wall and doors accessories.
2 rooms.kitchen.bathroom-NEW compl.front.blcny.all newly painted (2005)
About 2 rooms.kitchen.bathroom-NEW compl.front.blcny.all newly painted: Series of photographs taken during trips made thourgh the city to the role of someone looking for apartments in rent.
Local Tourism (postal) (2004-2005)
About Local Tourism (postal): During my tours around the city I carry on a diary where I logged anecdotes and notes that I organize following the narrative structure of a cinema screenplay which I afterwards edit as a postcard and mail it to acquaintances, friends and families from the hotels where I stayed.