Simultaneous Forces
Paula Nahmod

21.11.18 26.11.18

Paula Nahmod, selected artist within the Semillero 2018 open call, presented her work Fuerzas  Simultáneas on November 21st within an aceNITE.


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.

Paula Nahmod
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.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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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.

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