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Carola Etche
MUTUALISMS

07.02.24 28.02.24

Carola Etche (Carola Etchepare Borda) is an Argentinean artist who was awarded one of the three fellowships to participate in Together Apart | MUTUALISMS, in its English cohort. Carola is a very restless and curious artist who, since she was a child, has been interested in photography and cinema. And she found in art a refuge to express herself.

ARTIST STATEMENT & TESTIMONY

What happens in the body when it stops experiencing sensations? I am constantly resisting uncertainty, which generates emptiness and anxiety within me. Emptiness and discouragement are some of the emotions I work with in my art. I employ Performance, photography, video performance, and mixed techniques as strategies to approach or explore the why of our existence. As this process unfolds, I feel that I manage to occupy these empty spaces, shaping them through various experiments and creative processes. My quest focuses on investigating the multiple ways to depict various emotional states. Currently, I am immersed in creating imprints, using my own body as a stamp on various surfaces.

For me, it has been very interesting and inspiring to see examples and talk about contemporary art. Especially the relationship with the environment. I felt very comfortable with the group, we talked to different artists on instagram. Very nice connections were made. I think the exercise we did as a group of asking ourselves how to measure with time was a before and after for the research I am currently working on. That question made me think about something I had never wondered about before. I think I do art because it helps me stay in the present. To be present. Without thinking so much about the future or the past. It’s a moment where I only think about the action I’m generating and it’s very pleasurable.

BIO
Carola Etche
1984 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

EDUCATION
2006 | Film Producer. Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
2023 | Azulay Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2023 | La Colmena Estudios. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020 | Acéfala Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Las Amistosas at Casa Rodolfo Walsh. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Her photographs have been published in the book JPG Book of emerging photographers in Madrid, Living Magazine of La Nación newspaper, Las Rosas magazine, BK Mag magazine, Percha Mag magazine, Briki magazine Mexico.

AWARDS
2020 | Prodanza Award. Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | Emerging artist, for the book JPG Book, Madrid, Spain
2016 | Third Prize for Photography, Heartbreak San Nicolás Art Biennial
2015 | No pares FotoRevista International Competition Special Mention, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Related Activities

Together Apart

# 8: Mutualisms | Results
Artists in Dialogue

07.02.24 28.02.24

In this new edition of Together Apart, we met again, this time under the title Mutualisms. During 4 weeks of intense exchange, 12 artists from different countries and cities collaborated and contributed to create this space of mutuality in which to freely explore their ideas.

In the words of Daniela Ruiz Moreno, program curator: “The 8th edition of Together Apart was, once more, a very gratifying surprise to us—
the coordinators and creators of the programme. It was very interesting to see how the individual interests of each artist were articulated with each other through collaboration across different disciplines, the generation of collective archives, and the invention of methodologies for coexistence. We were able to observe a gradual development, akin to an accumulation and metabolization of all the knowledge and information shared by the various team members and the invited artist, Rodrigo de Arteaga, as well as the invaluable knowledge shared by each participant. We explored alternative approaches to artistic practice, a different way of conceiving scientific knowledge, and acted in response to the urgent need for these two areas to collaborate more frequently. As one of the participants mentioned, the final session felt as watching -in a fast forward speed- a garden grow. Bringing back one of the philosophers who accompanied us during this program, I would like to quote again the words of Michael Marder regarding the writings of Hildegard von Bingen, a Benedictine abbess who in the 12th century was contemplating more holistic and spiritual approaches to ecology and the plant world. Hildegard proposes to look at the mystery of plantness, of greening greenness, of growth. I believe that the arts, in relation to many other forms of knowledge, serve as a vehicle to achieve an awareness of the interdependence inherent in all forms of life on this planet and a re-enchantment with the mystery that life forms entail. Each participant in this program allowed us to do just that, from observing the mystery of trees that make many fundamental cycles of our lives possible, to the landscapes that surround us and shape us, the different constructions and perceptions of time, to the intricate and not entirely straightforward relationship of our coexistence and co-creation with technology and nature.”

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

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July 31st, 2024

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