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Nicole O’Loughlin


METAMORPHOSIS (by Alicia Candini)

Tasmania is a very remote and exotic territory for most Argentines. However, for us, not so much, since Nicole O’Loughlin is the second artist from this region to travel to Buenos Aires to complete a residency in ´ace.

According to this experience I can say that I have noticed a visual language in these creators that is related to the landscape, in a sense of macrocosm and infinite space, but with the quality of immersing ourselves – simultaneously – in the microscopic detail of objects, in the suffocation of what is being observed by a keyhole or by the lens of a microscope.

With a perfect command of Castilian, who speaks with a polished Spanish accent, Nicole discussed with us the second stage of her Metamorphosis series, which had begun in Spain, during her study stay at Complutense.

Working collaboratively, the Spanish series of rusty sheet metal prints – rustic, brimming with terracotta, red, and bluish-green textures and colors – was enriched with new layers of photolithography. Putting one on top of the other, adding -more than starting again-, growing by multiplication, the series Metamorphosis is -as its name implies- a metaphor of the forms decomposing and transforming over time as well as the new experiences that modify the artist herself when she is exposed to different cultures.

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

2023 Open Call #2
Residencies 2023/2024

APRIL 30th, 2023

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