Beatriz Guzmán Catena
Simultaneities / Horizons
What spaces contain, their links and objects: so many starting points for pictorial scenes that allow us to question the construction of reality.
I build my pieces with a set of different stories, choosing the white spaces through a whim or a hunch. For the beauty of a metaphor or for the need of repair. To sketch a symbolic work between what we know and what we feel. I work on the notion of instability in relation to personal stories, searching to attribute new readings and interpretations to them. Making these stories continuous retranscriptions.
“… the accumulation of the past over the past continues without respite. Everything, without a doubt, follows us at every moment: what we have felt, thought, beloved since our early childhood, is there, hanging on the present with which it will join, exerting pressure against the door of consciousness that would want to leave it out.” The Creative Evolution, by Henri Bergson.
Beatriz Guzman Catena
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Lives and works in France
2001 | Architecture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 | Art on Paper, Collective Exhibition, NY, USA
2017 | The other is coming, Studio Sledge, Colombes, France
2017 | 12ème Biennale d’Issy, Collective Exhibition, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
2016 | Mnémosyne, La Fotte-en-Ré, France
2015 | Cold Parts, Galerie Argentine, Paris, France
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2015 | 18th Prize Antoine Marin, Collective Exhibition, Paris, France
1999 | Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ateliers Beaux-Arts of the Ville de Paris, (Glacière)