Exhibitions, Semillero (Seedbed)
Paz Crotto, together with Isabel Martinez de Hoz and Monserrat (Monsy) Delgado, is one of the artists from Buenos Aires who were selected from the inQubarte call and invited to hold an exhibition of their works in the context of this program. Although each one of them presents an individual work, we were interested in bringing them together because these proposals have a very strong self-referential content, dialoguing in the narration of three stories with personal and family connotations.
ARTIST’S CONCEPTUAL MEMORY
Look at the young woman at the axman who lives in a hermit house in the mountains. It is a reconstruction project of a man who worked in my grandmother’s field. I met him when he was four years old and we buried him there the day after I turned eighteen. On vacation, we left the city behind and traveled to the mountains. For years I looked fascinated at her worn body, her hermit house on the edge of the stream, her stay with the animals, her lack of modesty, her immeasurable loneliness.
“Many times I went. We smoked cigarettes, because he liked to see us smoke. The three of us were. We prayed an Our Father, a Hail Mary and we lit some candles. I always talked to him. And I was telling her, whenever we come to Córdoba we are going to come visit you. One night I dreamed that he would come and give me a hug. They say that when the person needs to be visited, you dream it. And I had to go visit her. Souls want you to visit them. “(Excerpt from an interview with Rosa, December 14, 2014).
1985 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
School of Creative Photography and Degree in Journalism, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Diploma in Photographic Research and Conservation with a specialization in Photographic Conservation, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
She studies Philosophy, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Discoveries PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, Madrid, Spain
Selected Itaú Cultural Award for Visual Arts
4.45, Quimera del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Vidas Sitiadas, Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Collector of stereoscopic views of Latin America and creator of the Abrir el Tiempo