Paula Nahmod, selected artist within the Semillero 2018 open call, presented her work Fuerzas Simultáneas on November 21st within an aceNITE.
SIMULTANEOUS FORCES (por Paula Nahmod)
I collect images of my tours through the city of Buenos Aires. Transiting the urban space as a
contemporary flâneuse and treasuring images of graffiti, advertising posters, buildings and
everyday situations of a city in the south of the world that is lived through the screens,
accelerated consumption and gentrification, but where there are also vestiges of neighborhoods
with those nostalgic elements, corners with lanterns of dim light in which silence can be heard.
The rational project of the modern city, with its promise of happiness and progress, disputes the
territory with the sensuality and speed of the mixed or heterotopies offered by other worlds, non-
places, negative utopias.
As an architect, the experience of the city and urban planning are part of my working process.
Isolating fragments of the visuality and sound of the city, I deconstruct and then reinterpret in
abstractions the superabundance of stimuli and the diversity of sensitive areas that the
contemporary landscape offers us.
Draw a map of intensities that develop in different planes, fold and intercept. As in a topography,
space and circulation become intuition. My paintings capture flows of simultaneous times that
accelerate or decelerate, contract or unfold, invite variable tours with musical rhythms or noisy
sounds. Some roads lead to the center and others to the periphery, to the depth or to the surface.
Develop an order that is not exclusive, but offers the eye and body of the viewer the construction
of their own itineraries and spaces.
We can wander, stop at a point, look for us on the map or dissolve in it and the map loses all
usefulness. The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein conceived language as a labyrinth of roads and
warned: "you come from one side and you know where you are going; you come from another to
the same place and you do not know it ". The plastic exercise, also understood as a language,
takes us through these paths of certainty and uncertainty that culminate in the complex and
vibrant presence of the image as a topographic space.
1972 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996 | Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1995 – 2002 | Designer in an Architecture studio.
1999 | Drawing workshop. Academia Tarrega, Barcelona, Spain.
1998 | Photography course. Fotoclub Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 | Mamia Bretesche Gallery, Paris, France
2016 | Centro de Investigación cinematográfica. City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 | 2a Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo (Centro Cultural Borges) Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 | C.C.RECOLETA Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2012 | Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016 | 2nd price Jackson’s Art Prize London, UK.
2014 | Honorary mention Salón Artesalta, Galeria ArteBraque, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2012 | 1st Price “Expandir tus límites” for the mural at the Distrito Tecnológico, Buenos Aires, Argentina.