My name means “accompany”. I was born in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, a very peculiar island. I’m the elder of two sisters. My mother, a yoga teacher; my father a poor mariner and an object collector.
As a child, journeys to the forest, where we had a hidden cabin. There, I learnt everything on apparitions and listening to the silence. At my experimental school, “Las Lengas”, I learnt how to be patient, sit still and not be defeated by gravity; work on the synopsis by dancing circular dances and learnt also how to make my painter be camouflaged with the landscape.
While still in Ushuaia, I attended Julio Aguirre’s studio; he was a photographer working in the highlands, and that was my first encounter with photography.
I currently work in Buenos Aires and go to Ushuaia searching for treasures:
I studied at the Escuela de Fotografía Creativa Andy Goldstein, with Guillermo Ueno. I’m now attending Diana Aisenberg’s art clinic.
I did an exhibition that was called “Sobre el pasto”, at Tosto art gallery, and together with Sofía Berhaka.
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 my work “pájaro celeste”, a visionary bird with a labyrinth that is an extension of its head. I started the bird during a journey, then arrived and continued weaving the clouds and the plants. The bird is in the center of the fabric and the forms around it make it a circular composition; that reminds me to the Pre-Columbian art. It is crocheted and then sewed on fabric.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I try to work with the idea of silence. That is why I intend for my work to have a certain simplicity. I find silence within simple things, and I also find it in the scenes I can get to photograph. Silence is a reason for my oeuvre to exist. The weaving, an act of concentration. I would suggest approaching my work with a mind made of wind.
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 see myself as a part of the photographic tradition, in naturalist photography and I also see myself in all precision works, I wouldn’t know how to call them, these all houseworks of mine. I’m interested in Mari Dian’s work, Ivan Bilibin’s illustrations, Kiki Smith’s drawings, anonymous eastern tales, Yoko ono’s drawings and all alchemic-related drawings and graphics.