I was born in 1962, in 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires Province. I graduated from National School of Fine Arts ‘Manuel Belgrano’ and ‘Prilidiano Pueyrredón’. I have completed my BA in Visual Arts at IUNA - National University Art Institute. An important part of my education is linked to my experience in group management for the project “Introduction to creativity”, directed by Emilio Renart. I’m a visual arts teacher in different educational spaces. I have actively participated in the Vórtice project (Mail Art and Visual Poetry) directed by Fernando García Delgado and Juan Carlos Romero, for the last ten years.
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.
In the Visual Poetry Meeting of 2001, realized in Giesso Art Space, I gave out about forty translucent plastic boxes with a tag that read CULT OBJECT. The proposal was to receive the boxes after they have been intervened by the others. I later distributed out more boxes for three or four years. The first boxes where marked by the historical and social context of Argentina during 2001-2002.
Finally the exhibition was realized in Caligari Bookstore (Caballito, Buenos Aires) in 2006. The purpose of this work is not originality, but the production of one action or several (call – propose – receive- mount- show and produce some type of reflection); as I was saying, these are for me the significant characteristics of artistic practice.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I could say that my work should be seen as a totality, to answer this question seems to be very complex because my art covers very diverse aspects. I’m open to suggestions about this.
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?
During the years 1974/1975 I was 12 years old and I was part of “children-poets” group that took place in Rivadavia Park and where we read texts related with Dada and Surrealist. My reference axe is settled from that point onwards. Since then, different interests and various referents appeared, from Torres García fragmented images, to the prints of social artists, the artists Rodolfo Agüero and Emilio Renart from whom I have received art education, later in time: Joseph Beuys, the intimacy in Joseph Cornell’s boxes, the Fluxus group, etc. I admire the coherent ouvre and never-ending enthusiasm of Juan Carlos Romero and León Ferrari. With time I have woven a net of affinities, a long list of “mentioned artists”, people I’m interested in because of their work, like Hilda Paz, Fernando García Delgado and so many others. They have in common the long time they have been working on generating projects in non conventional or peripheral spaces.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
On one hand, I find the exhibitions where the content is linked to the OBJECT, -beyond my affinity with the artists and their production- very significant. I name a few: Liliana Porter at Ruth Benzacar Gallery (1997) and Recoleta Cultural Center (2004); Adolfo Nigro in Recoleta Cultural Center (2004); Edgardo A.Vigo at ICI-Institute for Iberoamerican Cooperation (1996) and Fundación Telefónica Space (2004); Joan Brossa at Recoleta Cultural Center and Spanish Cultural Center (2006); and the work of Arthur Bispo do Rosario in the Musem of the Unconscience at Proa Fundation (2001).
I’m particularly interested in the places that the OBJECT occupies in the work of several artists.
Other shows that I find significant are those where the group aspect turns out to be a surrounding and communicational energy. The Visual Poetry Meetings or the Mail Art shows at Recoleta Cultural Center or at Barraca Vorticista, the Nomadic shows of La Grieta group in La Plata City or the Todo Dura Un Instante [Everything Lasts for an Instant], event coordinated by Carolina Andreetti in No Avestruz, are some examples.