Artists

United States of America

Blair Butterfield
Hands at Work Exploration

16.07.18 27.07.18

Blair is an artist committed to the practice placed in the perspective of the anthropocene, and she’s the founder and Director of Art of Culture Evolution, a non-profit dedicated to fostering a sustainable future for all.

Her artwork has ecological, community and scientific approaches. In Buenos Aires, she has been investigating the link between the city and the Río de la Plata from an ecological perspective. Blair has followed the edges of the city, where it meets the river and how the river enters our city through the aqueducts, the rain routes, etc. The artist does a work of registration and collection of materials and garbage that is accumulated on the banks and has also contacted different artistic and theoretical collectives related to these issues.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I am primarily interested in examining our evolving human relationship with Nature. My cultural projects happen primarily in the public realm. I use photography, video and installation art, as well as leading workshops for the creation of conscious communal space. My practice aims to be empathic but objective: What is the human in juxtaposition to Nature? What is our relationship? What was our relationship? How can we create a new relationship?
These questions are answered through objective observations of the systems that are utilized within a community. Then, I attempt to create a moment of engagement in such systems through the creation of artwork. (…)

Artist Linda Weintraub, author of To Life!, has said that responding to our environmental crisis is the number one challenge of our times. Her book is a compendium of artists who are looking at the issues that surround us, including immigration, food, water, community, ecology, and alternative economies. My cultural practice is directly related to this vital conversation.

Read her complete statement HERE

BIO
Blair Butterfield
1983 | Okefenokee Swamp, USA

EDUCATION
San Francisco Art Institute, USA
Central Saint Martins London, UK

EXHIBITIONS
2018 | Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, USA
2017 | El Laberinto Projects, El Salvador with Nomad9, El Salvador
2008 | A Show About Painting, Hackney Wick, London, UK
2006 | The Hackney Artists Birthday Exhibition, The Foundry, London, UK

AWARDS
2016 | Winner of the Cultural Facilities Grant at Colony1, 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

2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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