BIO

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Completed studies of Art Education at the Escuela de Arte de Lujan (School of Art of Lujan), Argentina in 1996.
In 2008, she also received an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Laurentian University, Canada.
Currently, she works as a Studio Technician at Algoma University’s Fine Art Department, in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Argentinean Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1998)
Algoma Art Gallery, in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada (2013). 

She has also participated in artistic performances during public events like the Sault Ste. Marie “Culture Days” (2012) and “Art Garden” (2012 and 2013). 

She was recently invited to participate in a summer lithography workshop at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, USA, in 2016.

Gabriela Benítez

RESIDENCIES

Within and beyond the canvas

18.04.2016 to 29.04.2016



Gabriela Benitez is an Argentinean artist living in Canada for more than 20 years. Through the search of a relevant reason to return to the country- beyond the emotional bonds- she has decided to do an artistic residency at 'ace. Through a micro-residency Gabriela will learn new printmaking techniques that will allow her to continue and enrich her particular way of working in which she gives space to chance and to the playful.

ARTIST´S STATAMENT 

Musings Within and Beyond the Canvas

In much of my recent work, I play with the combination of direct action and   spontaneous performance, in painting and printing. In doing so, I seek to explore various mediums, almost as if they were extensions of my body. I let myself be carried away by the artistic process; my actions, rather than my thoughts guide me, mediating between my inner and outer worlds. My paintings are often complemented with photographs, printed plates, and collages, which together reflect this 'otherness' that inhabits my images. The different elements flow into, and out of, one another, as traces of a dialogue between body, mind, and canvas.

The idea of ‘within and beyond’ refers to working in different physical and geographical environments, where I have the feeling of being an insider and an outsider at the same time. These feelings, I believe, can affect our psycho-geographies in numerous ways, variously deconstructing and reconstructing our patterns of behaviour and communication.