I was born in 1975 in Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut, Argentina), an oil city located in the middle of the desert, facing the Patagonian sea. I did part of my high school studies in an art’s school and, in parallel, I studied photography. When I was 18 years old, I moved to Rosario where I lived for two years while I kept on studying photography in a tertiary school. I then met Bonaudi, a photograph from Santa Fe and we started to take pictures together.
I then came to live to Buenos Aires where I studied to become a Director of Photography in the ENERC (INCAA) and worked in various short films.
I assisted Fabiana Barreda’s artist’s studio and I took a course mythology course with Esteban Lerardo, both turning out to be real triggers of my work.
I worked for seven years in a photography studio dedicated to advertising.
I did individual and participated in collective exhibitions, in Argentina and abroad.
I won the 2nd Award granted by the National Photography Hall in 2007. I currently work in Buenos Aires and in Comodoro Rivadavia.
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 choose an untitled picture of the “Nenas II” series. It identifies me because there I can see condensed the things that motivate me:
The disturbing relationship between subject and space. The infinite nature, sublime and sometimes threatening. Childhood: growing up, the construction of the identity, the female gender.
Formally, I’m not interested in the instantaneous approach but to build the shot, assembling pieces: I let the background (in semidarkness) to take great part of the framing. The girl poses curled up against the floor, promptly lit, with a white dress.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I start, among others, from the relation that I had with space during my childhood. I grew up surrounded by the immensity of the Patagonian desert and that generated my perception of space, how I feel it, feeling that I recreate, as a ritual, in my photos. I prefer that the artwork triggers a different perception in each member of the audience. I intend to state questions rather tan certainties.
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 recognize myself in the traditions of portrait, fiction, posing, XVIII and beginning of the XIX centuries painting, romanticism and specially in Caspar Friedrich, and in the Land art, specially in Ana Mendieta.
The mythology, the worldview and the primitive religions: authors like Jung, Campbell and Mircea Eliade.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I liked very much the exhibition of Alessandra Sanguinetti in the MAMBA: “Las aventuras de Guille y Belinda y el enigmático significado de sus sueños” (The adventures of Guille and Belinda and the enigmatic meaning of their dreams).
As well “Dentro”, of Nicolás Trombetta in the San Martín Cultural Center.