Carlos Doria is an Argentinean artist who has been living for many years in Washington, DC and in New York City. He participated in a Production micro-Residency at the ´ace workshops, where he experimented with printmaking and disposable plastic bags to create images representing imaginary water.
The influence of climate change on the distribution of water is a message that I want to convey in my images. The idea of water covering islands, flooding cities and forcing people to relocate brings a big question to me. What will be the future of our landscapes and cities and how will people adapt to the intrusion of water?
Climate change is complex. Millions of people like me live totally isolated from nature. We must understand what future generations will face if nature collapses. From my artistic viewpoint I can only bring awareness through what my imagination creates. The challenge is to raise awareness and hope.
Adaptation, transformation and water are words that I use to inspire my project. Humans will only look for beauty or meaning in the creation of their surroundings. Using the disposable plastic bags, I want to create an image reminiscent of deep water. Underwater is a process to create layered elements representing those that will vanish and those that will transform and become part of our natural surroundings.
Born in Cordoba, Argentina
Currently living in the USA
BFA in Theater Production, Brooklyn College, USA
MFA in Theater and Film Design, Tisch School of the Arts,New York University, USA
As a closure to his Production micro-Residency, Carlos Doria carried out an Open Studio in which he shared with the visitors his work Underwater, with pieces produced in the ´ace workshop.
The influence of climate change on water distribution is a message that I want to convey in my images. The idea of water covering islands, floods in cities and people forced to move raises a big question for me: what will be the future of our landscapes and cities and how will people adapt to the intrusion of water?
´aceNITE, Open Studio
Artists in Dialogue
On December 19th, 2018 we kissed the year goodbye together with the artists from the last period, who presented their projects in an Open Studio together with invited artists. The participants were:
IAN BALLANTYNE (USA)
ALEKSANDRA ILKIEWICZ & PRZEMEK HOFFER (Poland)
Shadows of the City
CARLOS DORIA (Argentina/USA)
GUILLERMO MENA (Córdoba, Argentina)
Redundant and Irrecoverable Landscape
ANDRÉZ MARTÍNEZ (Uruguay/Argentina)
Crossing the Line