Since very early in her life, Adriana studied in art schools parallely to her learning and training in print media, which gave her the necessary tools to work and assist important Argentinean artists such as Cristina Santander, Mabel Rubli, Mirta Kupfermic, Matilde Marin, Juan Lecuona and Alicia Candiani. Her collaborative work, supporting the creative process for colleagues and artists, is a practice that stimulates and enriches the production of her own work as well.
In 2008, she was summoned by Alicia Candiani to work as workshop manager and master printer at Fundación´ace. Throughout the years working in this position, she began to exchange thoughts, reflections and knowledge with artists from different countries of the world. These experiences nurtured her new personal researches in her artistic career within contemporary print media techniques.
During the last 13 years -as ´ace’s workshop manager and masterprinter- Adriana was an important part in the construction of our residency program and in supporting the artists who worked with us. Currently, she is developing her personal project exploring new professional paths. As an artist, she uses mixed media utilizing drawing, printmaking and photography. She organizes her work in series in which she usually works for long periods of time, perhaps even years.
2014 | Poetics of the ephemeral, MAPA, Art Space, Las Flores. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2005 | Embraces Series, Simik Photographic Museum. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Spaces and Muses, MARQ (Museum of Architecture and Design). Buenos Aires, Argentina. Embraces Series, The Cultural Pantry, Las Flores. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1999 | Senses Senses Series, Recoleta Cultural Center. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Biennials and group exhibitions
2020 | Printmaking, Central Newbery Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Roads, Art Space MAPA, Las Flores. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2016 | Southern Hemisphere International Printmaking Exhibition and the International Print Media Festival in Mullae, Korea. II Artist Book Biennial, Casa Carnacini Museum, Villa Ballester. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2015 | Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China; 2014 | South America: a beautiful encounter on the farthest other end, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base Shenzhen, China; Crossover, Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, USA 2011 | MIMB I (Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books), Columbia College Chicago, USA; 2010 | IV Belgrade encounters Portfolio: Belgrade-Buenos Aires, Akademija Centar Za Grafiku Flux. Belgrade, Serbia; 2007 | Flavors and Languages: Buenos Aires, MAMBA, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2006 | Embraces Series, XIV Open Encounters Festival of Light. Proyecto´ace. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2005 | Cameras of Yesterday – Images of today -Personalities-, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2004 | Yesterday’s Cameras Today Images -Personalities-, Museum of Telecommunications. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1967 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Teacher, printmaking instructor and visual artist.
2017 | BFA, Visual Arts. National University of Arts (UNA). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1999 | MFA, Ernesto de la Cárcova National School of Fine Arts. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1994 | BFA, Painting, Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts . Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1990 | BFA, Sculpture, Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts . Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 | Guanlan Original Printmaking Base. Shenzhen, China.
2011 | Akademija, University of Belgrade. Center for Graphic and Visual Arts Residences in Belgrade, Serbia.
2014 | Monocopy Section Mention Award. 58º Hall of Plastic Arts Manuel Belgrano, Eduardo Sívori Museum. Buenos Aires, Argentina.1997 | Ana Eckell Project and Research Grant – Marino Santa María, Borges Cultural Center. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Curatorship and curatorial texts, MARQ (Museum of Architecture and Design) / Cultural Center for Cooperation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jury III Biennial of Engraving REA 2018, San Isidro. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 | Sidewalks of Buenos Aires, memory and identity. Photo book, Las Tipas Editorial. Published by the Patronage Law. Declared of cultural interest by the Buenos Aires legislature of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Embraces Series (by Adriana Moracci)
In her book On Photography, Susan Sontag expresses Having a Shakespearean photograph is equivalent to having a nail from the Holy Cross, somehow the photograph saves, brings back the past to a present, materializes yesterday, can become one ” magic wand “to build memory or be a tool to keep a memory from fading.
In 2005 and as an urgent need to save the imminent loss of a loved one, I took the camera to record a hug, mine with my grandmother. To save in some way that physical contact was essential, I was not only interested in capturing the portrait of my grandmother but the most important thing was to witness our embrace, our physical encounter. That photograph can be changed for me into a sign and a permanent evocation of the bodily encounter, a “place” to which I can return when contemplating the image.
That first photograph of the hug with my grandmother, determined a vast series that includes more than twenty records of other hugs from loved ones, family or friends, and in some of which included me. All records were made in private homes or places familiar to those portrayed, using natural light, a 120mm analog camera with black and white film. Developed and copied in the laboratory manually.
´aceNITE, Encounters, Exhibitions
Reality (i) Reality
XIV Festival of Light 2006
On Thursday, August 3, the XIV Edition of the Open Photography Encounters – Festival of Light 2006 was inaugurated. In this edition, ´ace Project is one of the spaces that are part of the photographic exhibitions that will take place from August 04 to 31 in museums, cultural centers, galleries and art spaces throughout Argentina.
At ´aceNITE we offer a private reception, among other important guests we have the presence of Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas) Artistic Director and one of the founders of FotoFest; Juan Travnick, photographer and teacher; Rodrigo Alonso, curator, art critic and Professor at the University of Buenos Aires; Orly Benzacar, director of the Ruth Benzacar Gallery, art specialist.
Under the slogan Reality (i) Reality, 424 artists were invited to participate in the numerous exhibitions and parallel activities of the Festival. Only in Buenos Aires 91 samples are presented, 45 of them in private art galleries that join the Festival. It is a meeting place for photographers, curators, gallery owners, publishers, etc. The Open Encounters consist of various photographic activities, all of them free.
The exhibition Liquids and Footprints was inaugurated in the Polyglot Room on August 04, presenting the work of the Puerto Rican artist Víctor Vázquez, in the Transversal Space the work that Sebastián García Huidobro carried out during his residence Series of Politicians and in the Dialogue Space is presented Adriana Moracci Series of Embraces.
OPEN ENCOUNTERS – FESTIVAL OF LIGHT (by Elda Harrington)
The XIV edition of the Open Encounters – Festival of Light in Argentina, finds us once again immersed in the reality of art. A daily, ideal, intimate reality that was born in our spirit to stay and be flesh. to greet us every morning when we wake up, to give us a knowing wink before the mirror, reminding us that we are photographers and part of our essence is to capture this reality that often tries to elope to give us company with its clone: unreality.
But as another part of our condition is curiosity, the need to see and explore, to experiment and catch, we allow ourselves to be seduced by the chimera of unreality, to the point of not being able to logically identify what experiences, what acts and what part of our creativity develop on the real plane.
If we stop to analyze in which context or passage we move, we lose the most important thing: our nature as creators. Our genius is limited and forced to reasoning that is alien to us, our prowling for everything that happens around us is restricted and limited, the hunger for images, which paradoxically is what feeds us, is satiated by a placebo.
We are artists, and in our world, reality and unreality are only an archetype of the same: our need to show through our works who we are, what we observe, what captivates us. And what do we indulge in.
Activities of Víctor Vázquez during the Festival of Light
August 3 7:00 p.m.
Reality (i) Reality
XIV Open Photography Encounters.
Recoleta Cultural Center.
August 4 7:00 p.m.
´aceNITE Liquids and Footprints
Polyglot Room, ´ace Project.
August 9, 5:00 p.m.
Week of meetings
Approaches around a reading (identity, body and memory)
French Alliance Conference – Headquarters.
August – September
National Exhibition Halls
Artists in Dialogue
Multiple Visions is the name we chose for this exhibition of Argentinean graphic artists in homage to Beth Grabowski. Heterogeneous views is precisely what was achieved through the combination of all these artists with a profound experience in the field.
An exhibition that allowed referring to several layers of thought, from works related to the cosmic visions (Ernesto Pesce and Patricio Bosch), to the relationship among the human body and territory (Alicia Candiani), the graphic line that mutates into topographic studies (Cristina Solía and Silvia Brewda), the self-reference and memory (Adriana Moracci, Viviana Sierra and Graciela Buratti) to the reference to historical figures (as the case of Macacha Güemes in the work of Micaela Trocello), urban spaces (Silvana Blasbalg) and duality (Ana Noya).
Silvana Blasbalg | Patricio Bosch | Silvia Brewda | Graciela Buratti | Alicia Candiani | Adriana Moracci | Ana Noya | Ernesto Pesce | Viviana Sierra | Cristina Solía | Micaela Trocello
VI Belgrade Encounters
Artists in dialogue
On September 1st and under the name “VI Belgrade Encounters: Latin America meets Serbia” will begin the sixth edition of the International Printmaking Workshop and Symposium 2011. The event has a packed agenda, which includes the residence of 6 Latin American artists, the production of a portfolio in collaboration with 7 Serbian artists, a guest artists exhibition and a symposium with lectures and demonstrations.
“Akademija” Research Center Visual and Graphic Arts “(Centar za grafiku i vizuelna istrazivanja” Akademija “) has been organizing on biennial basis these encounters during the past 10 years. The purpose of these meetings is to establish organizational and artistic links between different countries, helping to position Belgrade among the leading cities on the international map of new media and printmaking.
‘ace and Latin American artists related with our center will be the guest of honor at the 2011 event, being the first time that the invited institution and region do not belong to Europe. The Argentinean artist Alicia Candiani, who is the founder and director of ‘ace, is in capacity of curator and liaison with the Latin American group of artists, and her colleague from Belgrade, the curator Ljiljana Tašić, is in charge of the selection of Serbian artists.
In addition, Rafael Trelles (Puerto Rico) and Alicia Candiani will lead the symposium, hosted by the Instituto Cervantes de Belgrado, that will focus on heterogeneity, multiplicity, connection and rupture as marks of contemporary printmaking. Finally, ´ace will increase its collection with one of the portfolios, which will be exhibited in Buenos Aires in the future as well as several projects will be launched inspired by these contacts between artists and art associations.
The “meetings” have taken place during the last 10 years on a biennial basis organized by “Akademija”: Center for Visual Research and Graphic Arts (Centar za grafiku i vizuelna istrazivanja “Akademija”), under the Faculty of Fine Arts of Belgrade El The objective of these meetings is to establish organizational and artistic ties between different countries, helping to position Belgrade among the leading cities on the international map of new media and graphic arts.
Ljiljana Tašić (Belgrado)
Alicia Candiani (Buenos Aires)
Latin American artists
Romina Biglieri | Alicia Candiani
Sebastian Garcia Huidobro | Adriana Moracci
Rafael Trelles | Valeria Zamparolo
Slobodan Knezevic Abi | Nebojsa Lazic
Dragana Radivojevic | Simonida Rajcevic
Mihailo Stanisavac | Slobodanka Stupar
Lithography in Other Contexts
Artists in Dialogue
Saluting the 1st International Lithography Encounter that took place on November 16, 17 and 18, 2017, Proyecto´ace held a reception in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Lithography in Other Contexts. Argentinean and international artists –who participated as speakers or guests in the event– gathered together for dinner in celebration of lithography. The exhibition, curated by Alicia Candiani and Adriana Moracci, was the result of a selection from the works coming from Fundación´ace‘s collection. The pieces were made in litho techniques over the years by artists in residency within our international residency program.
ABOUT THE 1st INTERNATIONAL LITOGRAPHY ENCOUNTER
Organized by La Cárcova Museum, with the general coordination of Lorena Pradal in charge of the Lithography Workshop, the meeting had the goal of favoring the exchange of technical and conceptual aspects related to printmaking, especially the lithographic technique, the incorporation of new resources and the dynamics of their teaching in art institutions.
The 3-days meeting offered lectures, panels, exhibitions of prints and theoretical-practical workshops around the role of printmaking today and their functions within the expressive linguistic repertoire in the visual arts, and involved the participation of researchers, specialists and both national and international artists. Alicia Candiani, director of ´ace, was invited to participate in one of the panels. Her lecture’s topic was About the non-specificity of contemporary graphics: lithography in other contexts, with special focus on the projects in litho procedures made by the artist in residence among the ´acePIRAR program.
Adriana Moracci | Adriana Sposito | Alicia Candiani | Anne Solitander | Beth Grabowski | Bruno Patyn | Camila Farina | Eirini Boutasi | Elinor Peiretti | Emmanuel Santos | Enrique Leal | Helena Kanaan | Javier Barrera | Jeff Sippel | Jessica Simmons | Julie Krone | Kenneth Batista | Maritza Dávila | Meredith Setser | Micaela Trocello | Rachel Tanugi | Sara-Aimee Verity | Shaurya Kumar | Sophie Hoyle
The Fold: making of
Artists in dialogue
Proyecto´ace has been invited as one of the participating centres for the international project EL PLIEGO / doble desdoblado, the 3rd Project of creation and international exchange between universities and educational centres in the graphic arts and international edition, organised by the Grupo dx5 of the Universidad de Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and the Arts, University of Quebec in Canada.
This project aims to continue the promotion of cultural movement across borders that printmaking allows (such as multiplication, versatility and transportability), revaluing the book format from its base module: the fold.
Artists, teachers and art students participate in a project that aims to reflect on the idea of the fold, taking the space of a sheet as the starting point and the encounter that these fold causes.
COLLABORATIVE WORK (by Adriana Moracci)
What is The Fold and how to approach and shape not only an image, but a concept that called Proyecto ´ace to be part of an International Project.
During intense days of work and reflection, 19 artists were selected to work collaboratively in the ´ace workshop, creating editions of the works that made up what was sent.
The themes that were developed from the simple and profound idea of The Fold were enriched and shaped by the most varied visions in this regard. Thus, the specification referring to the body, the identity, the memory, the absence, the infinity, the prayer, the plots, the trace were all giving shape to the works produced. The meetings and video conferences prior to the edition days in the workshop were a stimulus and reason for reflection for the group of artists called.
The project opened the possibility of collaborative work not only between the participating artists in each venue, but also provided the opportunity to extend the communication networks between those who participated in it, showing once again that from the simplest ideas, multiple voices can emerge.
Adriana Moracci, masterprinter
Artists in AR1 group
Roma Blanco | Telma Castro | Cecilia Candiani | Mariela Constant | Lorena Diaz | Cristina Duro | Germán Gaspari | Beatriz Gratta | Flora Hubot (Belgium) | Adriana Moracci | Elinor Peiretti | Laurel Ponturo | Robin Romansky (Germany) | Laura Savio | Cristina Solía | Micaela Troccello | Loruhama Valdez | Norma Villareal | Gabriela Zelentcher
International Projects, Exhibitions
CROSSOVER @ Bs. As.
The work produced during Crossover [KC-Bs As] was exhibited in Fundación ‘ace during three months. 26 artists from different countries participated of this project which took place in ‘ace during the beginning of 2013.
On the exhibition’s opening, May 15th, Buenos Aires public enjoyed and shared an ‘aceNITE not only with many of the Crossover artists, but also with Miguel Rivera (initiator of the project) who came all the way from Kansas City in the USA to join us.
Essay on Crossover (by Daniela Ruiz Moreno)
To work in collaboration means to unite, merge, and contrast diverse ways of seeing and thinking. It implies openness to receive others expressive languages, allowing it to penetrate and challenge our own language.
In Theory of Modern Art, Paul Klee, reflects upon human’s creative strength and states “it is necessary to reveal this strength, its functions, in the same way it reveals in ourselves, this strength together with the matter, should embody, become shape, reality”. Is because of this that I believe that working in collaboration means to reveal and to force the emergence of the creative strength inside the others work. This is only achieved by activating one’s own strength.
Following this it is interesting to note the variety of “crossings” and overlaps, the different levels of permeability explored and revealed by each artist. In some cases each ones images suffered mutations, established dialogs in which each issuer maintains some distance, they relate but avoid infection (Viviana Sierra). Images crush or become flatten with the presence of the other, but at the same time a level of merging is achieved (Natalio Altube, Sol Massera, Paula Nahmod). In other case, both languages relate organically (Alejandro Scasso).
Artists appropriate the original for their own work (Alejandro Thornton), or use it as an impulse or stimulation to explore questionings already present in their search (Cristina Solía). Even chance was present in a piece in which a strong syncretism between Judaism, Muslim and Catholicism was achieved (Gabriela Zelentcher). In other works, the link between the two expressions was documented in a video. This resource allowed registering the randomness and importance of the entailment as one expression was not perceptible without the other (María José Sánchez Chiappe).
The virus, fundamental concept in the previous editions of CROSSOVER was interpreted in multiple ways in this session. In one case, the work focused in rats, essential actors and victims of the experiments to resist and battle viruses (Sonia Sánchez Avelar). In other, the artist was interested in the reproductive capacity of the virus, finding in its embryonic state, formal similarities with other beings (Bárbara Vincenti). The duality life/death that the virus holds was explored (Maren Preston), also the social danger and horror that epidemics produce. Infection, destructive in the case of viruses was founded in other human expressions such as laughter, in this case as something positive and empowering. Infection could be related also with colonial processes, where not only physical destruction is implied but also cultural, social and religious (Jennifer Pickering).
Crossover [KC-Bs.As.] is a project in which each artist had the opportunity to explore in a creative environment. Individual expressions became challenged, stimulated and embraced. Each artist, free to invade and to be infected by others creations, achieved in this way new languages.
A Miguel Rivera and Cara Jaye’s original project
CROSSOVER [KC-Bs As]
Argentina | Canada | Colombia |Korea |Germany | South Africa | UK
Gabriela Alcoba | Natalio Altube | Carla Beretta | Alicia Candiani |Felipe García | Simon Hall |Paz Jovtis | Yoon Kim | Sol Massera | Magui Moavro | Paula Nahmod | Carla Perri | Jennifer Pickering | Maren Preston | Carolina Rogé | Sonia Sánchez Avelar | María José Sánchez Chiappe | Alejandro Scasso | Viviana Sierra (Buenos Aires, Argentina)| Cristina Solía | Alejandro Thornton | Sara-Aimee Verity | Valeria Zamparolo | Gabriela Zelentcher
International Projects, Exhibitions
CROSSOVER @ KCAC, USA
The international project CROSSOVER [KC-Bs As] was exhibited from October 17th until November 14th, 2014 at the Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, USA. Organized
ALEJANDRO THORNTON I WRITE / I DRAW
PLACE AND MEMORY – Kansas City Art Institute students participated in the Foreign Travel Led Program to Buenos Aires. Upon their return they created a series of works made in response to their experiences in Argentina and Uruguay. These visual sources, or tokens are being adapted and processed around notions of the found print and memory recollection.
CROSSOVER [KC-Bs As] is an in-progress international collaborative printmaking project between artists questioning the established norms of the original production and authorship of artistic works. In this project one’s work, property and egos became irrelevant, as artists have to trust each other allowing themselves and their counterparts to place their hand-marks, images and matrixes on one’s previous works. In April 2015 the project will be received by the Western Gallery at Western Washington University in Washington States, United States, completing a successful project carried out as an initiative of ‘ace in 2013.
Check pictures of the exhibition here
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Argentina | Alemania | Colombia | Corea | Inglaterra | México | Sudáfrica | USA
Natalio Altube | Gabriela Alcoba | Carla Beretta
Alicia Candiani | Felipe García | Simon Hall
Paz Jovtis | Yoon Kim| Sol Massera
Magui Moavro | Adriana Moracci | Paula Nahmod
Carla Perri | Jennifer Pickering | Maren Preston
Carolina Rogé | Sonia Sánchez Avelar | María José Sánchez Chiappe
Alejandro Scasso | Viviana Sierra | Cristina Solía
Alejandro Thornton | Sara-Aimee Verity | Gabriela Zelentcher
International Projects, Exhibitions
CROSSOVER-Cruce de Vías
From April 06 to May 16, 2015 the works produced in the International Project CROSSOVER [KC – BsAs] were exhibited in the Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Washington State, USA.
Organized by Cara Jaye, one of the creators of the project, CROSSOVER [KC-Bs As] was in this oportunity part of a larger exhibition and event. It included the pieces of all the Crossovers sessions as well as artists Miguel Rivera, Alicia Candiani, Melanie Yazzie and Patricia Villalobos Echeverria’s residencies, lectures scheduled for April 7, 8, 9, 21 and May 5 and 7, in addition to gallery talks with the artists explaining the project.
Created by Cara Jaye (Washington, USA) and Miguel Rivera (Guanajuato, Mexico) in 2004 as a spontaneous collaboration that has now expanded to include the taking and trading of artworks by more than 30 artists from over ten countries, Crossover/Cruce de Vías addresses issues of exchange, borders, authorship, travel and the interplay within collaboration. The diverse body of more than 150 works incorporate drawing, collage, photography, painting and printmaking techniques as artists use layers and multiple viewpoints to form an active and ongoing dialogue on crossing borders and nationalities, bridging differences and expressing commonalities while sending work across actual borders.
International Crossover exhibitions
2015 | Crossover / Crossroads, Western Gallery, Western Washington University. Bellingham, Washington, USA.
2013 | Crossover [KC-BsAs], Proyecto´ace. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012 | Crossover KC, Kansas City Artists Coalition. Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2006 | Crossover / Cruce de Vias, Shift Gallery. Seattle, Washington, USA and Jesús Garcia Gallery, Guanajuato, Mexico
Organizer Cara Jaye
Curator Amy Chalouptka
Lectures Alicia Candiani | April 7th, Miguel Rivera | April 9th
Amy Chalouptka, Alicia Candiani, Cara Jaye and Miguel Rivera | April 10th
Artists in Crossover [KC-BsAs]
Natalio Altube | Gabriela Alcoba | Carla Beretta | Alicia Candiani | Felipe García | Simon Hall | Paz Jovtis | Yoon Kim| Sol Massera | Magui Moavro | Adriana Moracci | Paula Nahmod | Carla Perri | Jennifer Pickering | Maren Preston | Carolina Rogé | Sonia Sánchez Avelar | María José Sánchez Chiappe| Alejandro Scasso | Viviana Sierra | Cristina Solía | Alejandro Thornton | Sara-Aimee Verity | Gabriela Zelentcher
The Fold @ Buenos Aires
This exhibition, presented in the July 19th, 2017 ´aceNITE, was the result of the 3rd International Project of Graphic Interaction and Printing, The Fold / Double Unfolded, with the participation of 17 artistic, training, creation and research centres from 11 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, United States, France, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia, Taiwan). With a total of 224 artworks in the form of a sheet of paper, this project seeks to promote the cultural circulation that allows graphic editing across borders, revalorizing the format of the book from its basic module: the fold.
The Fold/ Double, Unfolded was organized by the dx5 Group of the University of Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Arts of the University of Quebec in Canada. Proyecto´ace was one of the participating centers of this project. In 2016, ´ace invited 19 artists to produce their works by intervening a sheet of paper folded in 2, using print media and / or other resources that generate multiple images and editing them in several prints.
STATEMENT The Fold/ Double, Unfolded
The space of The Fold is meant as a whole fragmented into four separate linked spaces, in which opposition relationships, reflexivity, contiguity and sequencing are established. The fold, like the book, opens and closes, withholds, shows and hides at the same time. The bonding of different folds makes a book; a device that works as a nest through its emergency zone and the matching that is the fold, which acts like as an unfolding hinge.
Roma Blanco | Cecilia Candiani | Telma Castro | Mariela Constant |Lorena Diaz | Cristina Duro | Germán Gaspari | Beatriz Gratta | Flora Hubot (Belguim) | Adriana Moracci | Elinor Peiretti | Laurel Ponturo | Robin Romansky (Germany) | Laura Savio | Cristina Solía | Micaela Troccello | Loruhama Valdez | Norma Villareal | Gabriela Zelentcher
Cycles @ Bs As
By the Law of Periodical Repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again and again-and not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in its own period, not another’s, and each obeying its own law…the same Nature which delights in periodical repetition in the skies is the Nature which orders the affairs of the earth. Let us not underrate the value of that hint.
For the first ’aceNITE of the year, named Memory, an International Project developed during 2014 with the participation of 25 artists from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Spain, USA and New Zealand, called Cycles, was exhibited.
Cycles was an initiative through which we were able to make spaces available for work in print media to be created, as well as spaces for the interaction among artists from different nationalities. Each of the participants created a print inspired in the idea of [cycles] from their own multiple perspectives, alluding to the idea of movement, rotation, beginning and end, of mythical return of what was and ended, what opens and closed or what is repeated indefinitely leading to multiple visual interpretations.
After this project, 28 portfolios had been made, were 25 of them were donated to the artists, and the rest, were donated to two public collections at Frogman´s Print Workshop in the USA and the Talleres Nacionales de Gráfica in Mexico, as well one portfolio is part of the Fundación ´ace Art Archives.
Anne Heyvaert (Spain) | John Hitchock (USA) | Barbara Putnam (USA) | Toni Mosley (New Zealand) | Carlos Scannapieco (Argentina) | Silvana Blasbalg (Argentina)
Carla Beretta (Rosario, Argentina) | Alicia Candiani (Argentina) | Marcela Casals (USA) | Hera Chan (Canadá) | Paola Cohen (Argentina) | Cristina Duro (Argentina) | María Guerreiro (Argentina) | Julie Krone (New Zealand) | Alexandra Leeds (Portland, USA) | Nöel Loeschbor (Argentina) | Nico Mazza (Brooklyn, USA) | Adriana Moracci (Argentina) | Santiago Ocampo (Argentina) | Jennifer Pickering (Canada) | Viviana Sierra (Argentina) | Federico Signorelli (Argentina) | Cristina Solía (Argentina) | Laura Tecce (Argentina) | Norma Villarreal (Argentina)
Cycles | Ciclos
[CYCLES] Portfolio exchange – Caja Gráfica is an initiative that seeks to open spaces for the creation of graphic work, the interaction of artists of all nationalities with our neighborhood, the opening of places for exhibition and dissemination of work as well as interact with international artists. In this way [CYCLES] proposes the creation of a graphic portfolio-box with engravings / graphic pieces of each one of the participating artists and guests and offers the opportunity to exhibit that work both in Argentina and abroad.
The selected artists developed a one-week micro residency to develop their work in the Foundation’s ´ace workshop. Each of the artists will have a portfolio box with the work of all the participants at the end of the project. The works carried out and the box-portfolio will be exhibited at the Foundation in 2014. Some boxes will be donated to international collections and will start a traveling exhibition.
For the Royal Spanish Academy [cycle] it is a period of history that is considered finished, the set of phenomena or operations that are repeated in an orderly manner, a group of epic traditions concerning a certain period of time or a series of phases through which a periodic phenomenon happens. On the other hand, the prefix “cycle” means “spins”, “spins”.
All disciplines, from anthropology to engineering, have cycles. As well as the cycles appear as processes that always follow the same phases in the same order. In this project we are inspired by the idea of [cycles] from multiple perspectives, alluding to the idea of movement, of turning, of beginning and end, of mythical return, of what left and ended, of what opens and It flourishes or repeats indefinitely giving rise to multiple visual interpretations. Beginning and end, return, stages, movement … will be some of the possibilities that artists can visually explore in this portfolio.
Silvana Blasbalg (Argentina) | Carla Beretta (Rosario, Argentina) | Alicia Candiani (Argentina) | Marcela Casals (USA) | Hera Chan (Canadá) | Paola Cohen (Argentina) | Cristina Duro (Argentina) | María Guerreiro (Argentina) | Anne Heyvaert (Spain) | John Hitchock (USA) | Julie Krone (New Zealand) | Alexandra Leeds (Portland, USA) | Nöel Loeschbor (Argentina) | Nico Mazza (Brooklyn, USA) | Adriana Moracci (Argentina) | Toni Mosley (New Zealand) | Santiago Ocampo (Argentina) | Jennifer Pickering (Canada) | Barbara Putnam (USA) | Carlos Scannapieco (Argentina) | Viviana Sierra (Argentina) | Federico Signorelli (Argentina) | Cristina Solía (Argentina) | Laura Tecce (Argentina) | Norma Villarreal (Argentina)
[CYCLES] @ University of Nebraska, USA
Cycles Portfolio was selected through an open call for exhibition during Frogman’s 35th Anniversary Print Workshop. The exhibition was featured at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Weber Fine Arts Building . After the exhibition, the portfolio was donated by Fundación´ace to the Frogman´s Print Workshop collection.
ABOUT FROGMAN´S PRINT WORKSHOP
Frogman’s Print Workshop began humbly back in 1979 when Professor Lloyd Menard led five school teachers from Sioux City, Iowa to the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA, for a drawing class. Prints were first introduced in 1981 and the workshops evolved into the Black Hills Print Symposium which took place at various sites in Western South Dakota, USA.
The Black Hills set an amazingly beautiful backdrop to the workshops, but by 1996, the workshops had outgrown the confines of the Hills and were moved to Beresford, South Dakota, home of Frogman’s Press & Gallery. The workshops would only spend two years based out of Beresford before moving to nearby Vermillion and the University of South Dakota. Frogman’s would call USD home for nearly twenty years.
Later on, in 2016, Frogman’s made the big leap to Nebraska and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where the Frogman took his first ever print class over 50 years ago. Currently, Frogman is directed by Lloyd Menard´s son, Jeremy Menard who is also University of Nebraska at Omaha as their Curator & Visual Resource Manager.
ABOUT UNO (University of Nebraska)
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Gallery Talk | July 8, 2016
Silvana Blasbalg (Argentina) | Carla Beretta (Argentina) | Alicia Candiani (Argentina) | Marcela Casals (USA) | Hera Chan (Canada) | Paola Cohen (Argentina) | Cristina Duro (Argentina) | María Guerreiro (Argentina) | Anne Heyvaert (Spain) | John Hitchock (USA) | Julie Krone (Australia) | Alexandra Leeds (USA) | Nöel Loeschbor (Argentina) | Nico Mazza (USA) | Adriana Moracci (Argentina) | Toni Mosley (New Zealand)| Santiago Ocampo (Argentina) | Jennifer Pickering (Canada) | Barbara Putnam (USA) | Viviana Sierra (Argentina) | Carlos Scannapieco (Argentina) | Federico Signorelli (Argentina) | Cristina Solía (Argentina) | Laura Tecce (Argentina) | Norma Villarreal (Argentina)
International Projects, Site Specific
Moving Targets [Bs As]
Objetivos Móviles/Moving Targets-Buenos Aires was a co-curatorial project co-organized by the artist John Hitchcock (Director of the Printmaking Department and Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and the artist Alicia Candiani (Projecto´ace Director) framed in the residence that Hitchcock made with us from February 15th to March the 6th, 2008.
With the institutional support of the Ministry of Culture of the Municipality of Buenos Aires and Metrovías company partnership, Objetivos Móviles/Moving Targets-Buenos Aires results in an urban artistic action involving Colegiales neighborhood and displayed on the Metrovias Trains System in Argentina on Friday February 29, 2008 (a unique day in a leap-year!). The print action took place between the Federico Lacroze Station in the City of Buenos Aires and Fernández Moreno Station in Buenos Aires Province of the railroad Gral. Urquiza. These two stations united Proyecto’ace in Colegiales, Buenos Aires City and Centro de Edición. Directed by Natalia Giachetta, this is a litho workshop and gallery located in Saénz Peña, Buenos Aires Province. A group of 25 Argentine artists lead by John Hitchcock and Alicia Candiani, carried large banner prints through the train cart system. Each banner had several images of North America, South America and Caribbean artists’ works. 50 young up and coming artists (25 from South America and 25 from North America) and 50 established artists were invited to participate.
The banners, as large flags, were exhibited in two spaces in Argentina: the Proyecto’ace Studios and the platforms of the General Urquiza Train in front of Centro de Edición in Buenos Aires Province. Later they were exhibited in Pyramid Atlantic Art Center´s Main and Kunst Vault galleries from August 1 – October 3, 2009 in the United States.
ABOUT MOVING TARGETS INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
As a concept, Moving Targets involves presenting the print medium in a specific and meaningful way. It ties to the rich tradition that printmaking serves as a vehicle for expression of discontent and critique.
As an international print project reflecting social concerns moving via public transportation across borders, it aims to address on how public transport can become a means of cultural dissemination while emphasizing the historical tradition of graphics as a democratic vehicle for the communication of ideas.
The first action-exhibition was originally presented as Cultural Transport / Moving Target on a train between Berlin (Germany) and Poznan (Poland), co-organized by Keith Christensen and John Hitchcock within the framework of IMPACT IV in Germany. The title Moving Targets, expresses the difficulty in stopping something (shooting down–in military terms) that exists when trying to stop something or destroy it when it is in movement. The project uses trains, means of public transport, to disseminate cultural actions, thus the vehicle is literally the means of expression. Under the metaphor of what is in motion cannot be shot down, actions have been planned on the trains with printed works, also referring to the capacity of prints as agents that promotes reflection and change.
Emerging Argentine artists participating in the performatic action |Buenos Aires Daniela Karol, Magdalena Arnaud, Lucía Miranda, María Julieta Arnaut, Félix Torrez, Carolina Sosa, Josefina Zuain, Federico Signorelli, Juan Natch, Sofía Quirno, Fernanda Castelo, Valeria Zamparolo, Ignacio Luis Ravazzoli, Nicolás Monti, Isabel Gruppo | Córdoba Sergio David Alvarez, Gisele Rodriguez Polich, Maximiliano de los Ríos, Lucia Mendez, Ana Belen Saldias Lopez, Mariana Pavan, Iván Vianello, Micaela Damico Bossio | Santa Fé Javier Cazenave | Tucumán Martín De Negro.
Objetivos Móviles / Moving Targets
A John Hitchcock´s original project
Co-organized and co-curated by Alicia Candiani
in partnership with Centro de Edición Taller Galería
Director Natalia Giachetta
Selected and invited artists
NORTH AMERICA | Kim Ambriz, Plinio Avila, Michael Barnes, Marwin Begaye, Lisa Bulawsky, Keith Christensen, Justin Diggle, Timothy Dooley, David DuBose, Wanda Ewing, Bill Fick, Jill Fitterer, Ruthann Godollei, John Hancock, Dusty Herbig, Mike Houston, Hybrid Press/202c (Hitchcock & Busich), Drew Iwaniw, Anita Jung, Angela Lopez, John Lysak, Barb Madsen, Justin Maes, Nichole Maury, Phyllis McGibbon, Dylan McManus, Dennis McNett, Anna Moisiadis, Traci Molloy, Ayanah Moor, Johanna Mueller, Ashley Nason, Meghan O´Connor, Nancy Palmeri, Miguel A. Pena, David Raine, Curt Readel, Kathryn J Reeves, Derrick Riley, Jason Ruhl and Amy Newell, Humberto Saenz, Jenny Schmid, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Satan’s Camero, David & Kassie Teng, Daryl Vocat, Heather White, Aaron Wilson, Melanie Yazzie, Imin Yeh.
SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN | Sergio David Alvarez, Magdalena Arnaud, María Julieta Arnaut, Romina Biglieri, Silvana Blasbalg, Sergio Blatto, María Bonomi, Silvia Brewda, Juan Canavesi, Alicia Candiani, Rimer Cardillo, Fernanda Castelo, Hugo Cava, Javier Cazenave, Mariela Constant, Micaela D´amico Bossio, Maximiliano De los Ríos, Martín De Negro, Sebastián García Huidobro, Isabel Gruppo, Daniela Karol, Ana María McCarthy, Lucía Mendez, Patricia Miani, Ricardo Migliorisi, Lucía Miranda, Nicolás Monti, Adriana Moracci, Juan Natch, Mari Mater O´Neil, Néstor Otero, Mariana Pavan, Sofía Quirno, Ángel Ramírez, Ignacio Luis Ravazzoli, Rafael Rivera Rosa, Gisele Rodriquez Polich, Ana Belén Saldías López, María Mercedes Salgado, Carolina Salinas, Garvin Sierra, Federico Signorelli, Carolina Sosa, Félix Torrez, Rafael Trelles, Julio Valdez, Ivan Vianello, Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, Valeria Zamparolo, Josefina Zuain.
Playing with the printing evidence material of her recently published book “Veredas de Buenos Aires: memory and identity”, Adriana Moracci produced an installation that was available to the public at our Foundation until June 12th 2014.
This exhibition allowed us to get a behind-the-scenes look at book printing: proofs, overlays, process colors … those processes that take place daily in the ´ace workshop were brought to light through the mechanisms used by the printing industry.
ABOUT VEREDAS DE BUENOS AIRES: MEMORY AND IDENTITY
Summoning humidity, autumn leaves and cat footprints in the fresh cement, Adriana Moracci’s photographies are the abstract memory of a city, a rhomboidal or parallelepiped mystique, drawings that the tile craftsman has placed there many years ago, to the pure effect practical of locomotion
from Horacio González’ foreword
1967 | Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | Bachelor in Visual Arts with focus in Painting, Universidad Nacional de Artes (UNA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999 | Superior Painting Professor, Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994 | Painting National Professor, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1990 | Sculpture National Professor, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
She has participated in individual and collective exhibitions and in international projects.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2012 | Akademia Centar Za Grafiku Flu, Graphic and Visual Arts Residency Center, Belgrade, Serbia
International Projects, Exhibitions
The World IN a Handkerchief
The World IS a Handkerchief : El mundo es un pañuelo
A Wandering Genealogy curated by Claudia DeMonte & Cecilia Mandrile
The World IN a Handkerchief : El mundo en un pañuelo
Guest Curator, genealogy Proyecto’ace: Alicia Candiani
Exhibition of pieces
selected from the Fundación´ace´s collection and Alicia Candiani’s personal collection of the participating artists in “The world IN a handkerchief”
For a month and a half, the Políglota Room is hosting three exhibitions on a rotating basis. From March 23 to April 1, “The world IS a handkerchief” and “The world IN a handkerchief: the genealogy of ´ace” were exhibited simultaneously, paying special tribute to the Argentine artist Graciela Sacco. While the original series returned to New York from where it will soon travel to England, the ‘ace genealogy collection was joined by a new exhibition of large format pieces of the participating artists, some belonging to the Fundación’ace collection and others to the private collection of Alicia Candiani.
The World IS a Handkerchief is a travelling exhibition rooted in the Spanish saying ‘el mundo es un pañuelo,’ which translates into English as ‘this is such a small world’. The project traces serendipitous encounters, moments of discovering personal connections in distant places or unexpected contexts. The project began with the meeting of Claudia DeMonte and Cecilia Mandrile as a mentor and student respectively at the University of Maryland, United States in 1995 and has expanded through an international collaborative network between mentors, students and
The World IN a Handkerchief is a new chapter of the project, a graphic, soft and traveling portfolio curated by guests artists from the core genealogy. Artist and curator Alicia Candiani, essential mentor of this genealogy, Founder and Director of Proyecto´ace, has been invited to curate this new collection that reflects her close creative family.
ABOUT THE WORLD IN A HANDKERCHIEF by Cecilia Mandrile
Handkerchiefs have accompanied people in celebrations and farewells in many cultures for centuries, offered bodily protection and coverage, and sustained expressions of political tenets and spiritual beliefs. In this project, handkerchiefs become vessels of memories and itinerant narratives; containers of emotions; translators of wounds, signals of ideological resistance. Each piece epitomizes a soft space that holds disappearing recollections of homeland as well as reflections on displacement and identity that can be carried as a tangible memento. In times when touch appears as a dangerous sense, every single printed handkerchief means a meaningful testament of the continuous nurturing mentorship among artists and educators, reminding us that the soft touch remains both an intimate and universal need of communication.
To celebrate this constant and sustained creative dialogue, in 2019 the curators developed a portable exhibition of 50 handkerchiefs that explored the meaning of belonging and interconnectedness that this Spanish saying so tangibly evokes. In the reconstruction of this alternative family made up of artists and collectives from different latitudes and generations during the last two decades, both printed an edition of 25 handkerchiefs, and sent a printed handkerchief along with a blank handkerchief to 50 invited artists to intervene with their own reflections
on home, identity and belonging. From this exchange a “wandering genealogy” was born, a tribute to the strong threads that have woven this shared territory as itinerant artists and educators.
A limited edition catalogue including the work of 50 invited artists was published by Impact Press, Bristol, UK and includes an essay by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Currently, the catalogs of workshops and portfolios remain as digital publications, thus allowing to document the constant growth of this genealogy. Chris Knollmeyer, a sound artist in residence at ´ace at the same time, composed for this exhibition a special piece: “Sound of the Handkerchiefs”. The piece is a piano study made up of 25 melodies. Just as the handkerchiefs are tied to each artist’s history and sense of home, Chris feels a connection to the piano.
March 23, 7PM. Sala Políglota
April 27th, 1PM
The World is a Handkerchief |El mundo es un pañuelo
2019 | London Print Studio Gallery, London, UK
2020 | Galería Blackburn 20|20, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts,New York, USA
2021 | IMPACT11, Hong Kong, China
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