ALICIA CANDIANI: FOUNDER AND CURRENT DIRECTOR
Alicia Candiani is an international artist and independent scholar based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the founder and current director of ’ace International Artist in Residence Program and is the President of Fundación ´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo. From 1998 she has been a member and active collaborator at the Southern Graphic Council International in the United States, where she served on the Executive Board from March 2008 to March 2010.
Alicia graduated Summa Cum Laude of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, where she received a Master in Fine Art (Printmaking) and a degree in Architecture. In the same university she led the Printmaking and Art History Departments, teaching for 15 years. She did postgraduate studies on Latin American Art at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and specialized in Digital Media at the Iowa State University in the United States. She lectures widely about print and new media in contemporary art and her articles have been published nationally and internationally. She has been selected by the Argentine National Academy of Fine Arts as one in ten best contemporary graphic artists in her country in 1998, 2000 and 2004.
Candiani has been invited as an artist-in-residence, visiting artist, guest professor and lecturer at numerous and prestigious institutions all over the world (including U.N.E.S.C.O., the Pilar i Joan Miro Foundation in Spain and the National Museum in Beijing, China) as well as a number of American institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington DC (2005); Kansas City Art Institute (2012), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2010); University of Ohio at Bowling Greens (2010); University of Alaska at Anchorage (2010); Columbia College in Chicago (2009); Virginia Commonwealth University (2008); University of Wisconsin, Madison, (2006); Rutgers University/ Latin American Studies Department (2004), University of Boston (2004) University of Michigan (2003), University of Connecticut (2003), University of Wyoming (2002), University of Kansas (2002), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2002), University of Miami (2000), Ohio University (1998), Iowa State University (1993,1995), Mid American Print Council (2002) and the Graphic Arts Studios in Miami (1995-1996).
She has been appointed as a member of the International Jury at “No Big Heads” American National Exhibition (University of Alaska, 2010); Guanlan International Print Biennial (China, 2009); the Ural Print Triennial (UFA, Russia Federation, 2004); Egyptian Print Triennial (El Cairo, Egypt, 2003), San Juan Print Biennial (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001), International Triennial of Graphic Arts Prague (Czech Republic, 2001), Lessedra Print Exhibition (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004) and the Young Print Biennial (Havana, Cuba, 2003). She has been one of the invited curators at the 26th Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphics Arts (2005) as well has been the curator of the Latin American and Argentine delegation for the 4th Novosibirsk Graphic Art Biennial (Russia-2005), 4th International Triennial of Graphics Arts (Prague 2004), International Print Biennial Varna, Episodes & Itineraries Exhibition: Chapter Boston (2007)- Chapter Quito (2008) and to the VI Belgrade Encounters in Akademija, Serbia (2011), among others international projects.
Alicia Candiani’s work has been shown in over 300 shows and one-person exhibitions since 1977. She has exhibited these works extensively, both nationally and internationally, and had been selected for inclusion in many prestigious international exhibitions. Her work is the recipient of numerous major international awards being the last of them the 1st Prize in the International Exhibition Prints Without Borders (Germany, 2010) and the Turner Award Excellence in the Visual Arts, Turner Museum, University of California (United States, 2009). Her scholarships have included residences at the Kansas City Art Coalition (2011), Guanlan International Print Base (China, 2009), Center for Contemporary Printmaking CCP (United States, 2009); University of Alberta (Canada, 2008); Inky Paper Series, University of Wyoming (United States, 2002), Atelier Presse Papier in Trois Riviéres, Canada (1999); Frans Masereel Centre for the Graphics in Kasterlee, Belgium (1997) and Iowa State University in Iowa, United States (1991-92). Her work can be found in private and public collections in the Americas, Europe and Asia.