Alex Blaisdell

29.03.23 29.03.23

Alex Blaisdell’s project, Transportal, was presented at the second edition of ‘ace Nite this year. The project uses printmaking in different editions to explore the visual record of the artist’s personal relationship with the unknown places of Buenos Aires. It primarily investigates how the spaces of the city, the global community, and the artist are interconnected, with a particular interest in transit and transportation systems such as planes, trains, streets, or bridges, interpreting them as symbols of connections through space.

The act of remaking feels natural in Blaisdell’s practice, conveying the different facets and eras that coexist within a specific place. The landscapes, buildings, street corners, and interior objects depicted allude to the remains of lives and experiences that cannot be fully understood. However, the artist feels compelled to acknowledge them through fictitious images that offer fragments of these complicated, rebellious, and infinitely vast places. Often using the visual language of a window or portal, Blaisdell evokes his own transit experiences and aims to elicit the feelings of contemplation and longing associated with the act of looking out a window.

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Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm at Estudio Abierto

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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