Adriana Lugones
Imaginary Cartography

17.10.23 10.11.23

After her passage through academic art education, Adriana Lugones (born in Mexico and Argentine naturalized), encountered embroidery in 2019. Motivated by the memories of her childhood, by the daily landscape of the streets and her hometown, these elements would later become a constituent part of her work. Afterwards, in 2021, she received the Creation Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which allowed her to find and immerse herself in the relationship between the world of textiles, paper and drawing. Her work of reconstruction, identity and materiality allowed her to generate a link between artistic and artisanal work and a poetic language. Since then, the abstract and organic landscape became his main theme, allowing her a delicate intimacy immersed in the fusion of the trace register. After several residencies and her constant search and experimentation, she allowed herself to create a series of textile collages that add elements of drawing and embroidery.


My approach to drawing arose from the interest of creating with my hands from different materials that can be manipulated, feeling and recording the strength and mood. Over time, this search led me to the path of textile art, and from there began my exploration and experimentation with the universe of paper, of textile , and their merging with the work of drawing. Organic drawings in which the materials are intertwined, are folding, are coming out, are growing. Drawing constantly helps me rethink myself: who am I, where do we come from, where are we going? It is as if I were interweaving ideas with textures/wefts and transparencies. It is to see how those lines transform, grow and build -a landscape- on the plane.

Pieces that are born from the selection of simple and everyday materials to re-emerge in a new meaning starting from their own dye, transmuting then into new structures that merge into layers upon layers. Works that are linked to the minimum, created with the participation of the body, of craftsmanship. Each one of them constitutes unique and unrepeatable pieces creating landscapes that lead to an intimate and imaginary place, reconstructing a new history from the trace. Very long processes that lead to uncertain paths. Each work has to do with studying it and seeing what it needs. Landscapes that are not from here, from nowhere at all, and from everywhere a little bit. Records that visualize what we have been and what we will be, folding us into our whole being.

Adriana Lugones
1979 | Mexico D.F.
Lives and works in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina

2003 | Profesora Nacional de Dibujo. Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, IUNA, Argentina

2021 | La Juntada (group show). C.A.J.A., Jujuy, Argentina
2019 | ACTRACTIVIDADES (group show). C.C. Macedonia, Bs.As., Argentina
2018 | Paisaje – Trama Iimaginaria. C.C. M.G., Jujuy, Argentina
2017 | El Universo de Piscis (solo show). C.C.M.G., Jujuy, Argentina

2022 | First place (Drawing), 7° Salón de dibujo y grabado en pequeño formato, Jujuy, CCHT, Argentina
2022 | Honorific second place (Drawing), Salón Provincial de las Artes Visuales, Jujuy, Argentina
2021 | Creation Fellowship, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 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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July 31st, 2024

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