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Andrea Nhuch
#Frontera

22.02.21 15.03.21

Multidisciplinary visual artist, activist and community organizer. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, immigrated to the US at age 21 in 1994, lived in NYC and Miami, and studied at The Art Students League of New York. In addition to her artistic practice Nhuch is engaged in immigration advocacy as part of her political activism. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles with her family, her dog and her materials.

ARTIST´S STATEMENT

I am a visual artist focusing on sculpture and installation, interested in transforming unconventional materials that normally perform utilitarian tasks (mostly used in packaging or construction) into abstract objects. Inspired by fragility, uncertainty and driven by my life experience as an immigrant, I explore in urban settings the concepts of protection, perception, questioning gender roles and values.

My sculptural practice includes works with inflatable plastic (bubble wrap), protective packaging, cement and rods. I create a contrast between the essence of objects and their outward appearances, their envelope. A material that is ubiquitous within the art world, normally used to protect valuable objects, has its function subverted, pointing outward with its glitzy exoskeletons, containing nothing but air. The materials are storytellers and convey messages about who we are, how we relate, the decisions we make, and the impact we are leaving on our environment.

Installation.ABOUT FRONTIER

Together apart; FRONTERA was an incredible experience of reconnection and discovery. As it was also a unique and powerful grounding opportunity. These four sessions in Spanish awakened a very particular feeling in me due to our shared Latin American experience, I really needed it. The online platform was enriching and inspired me to think hard about mental and material boundaries. Special connections with like minded artists were quickly fostered and I hope will be many more interesting collaborations in the future.

BIO
Andrea Nhuch
1973 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

STUDIES
2012 | Mentor Bruce Dorfman, Art Students League of New York, USA

EXHIBITIONS
2021 | National exhibition of small Delta prints, Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
2020 | Hogar , Los Ángeles, California, USA
2018 | CASACOR, Miami, USA
2015 | Foreverness: Abrazo. Installation. The Diorama Project, The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building, Miami, USA
2014 | Surfaces, installation, showcases, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach,  USA

AWARDS
2021 | Chucki Bradbury Art Purchase Award and Special Endowment of Honor, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas, USA
2017 | Access scholarship for artists (ART), Department of Cultural Affairs Miami-Dade & Tigertail Productions, Inc. Miami, USA

Proyecto´ace
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

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

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.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline July 31th, 2021

 

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