Clara Nerone
OPEN Buenos Aires 2023

16.06.23 20.06.23

Clara Nerone is a visual artist whose practice investigates the materialities and temporalities of expanded photography and photographic archives, in dialogue and tension with the aesthetics and imaginaries of progress, modernity and science fiction. Clara is interested in establishing different possible operations and metaphors around the relationships and links between city, technology and nature. She works both in series and in independent installation projects, taking possible approaches from expanded photography, printmaking, ceramics and audiovisual.

In her own words: “I have always been motivated by the reflection on walking, the ways in which we inhabit, how we relate to nature, the beauty of cities, the beauty in the human-monstrous; why, in what way and how is it that we participate in the destruction of the world. Since 2019 my work in Buenos Aires does not exist, an installation project that brings together different gestures and operations based on the research and production of images, cyanotypes, maps and photographs in relation to the piping of streams in the City of Buenos Aires. The timeless and suspended photographs activate their memory from the water – invisible but not at fault-, a game of views of the City of Buenos Aires from ‘above’ and from ‘below’ revealing the city from its entrails. I am interested in the fragility of the whole procedure, the torn paper, the image generated by the damaged space itself as a metaphor of the subway or denied landscape. To give back in some symbolic way, the circular process to the stream, building its own landscape.”

Clara Nerone
1990 | La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

2023 | Bachelor in Photography (in Thesis stage). UNSAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina
| Conservation and Photographic Research (UBA)
| Combined Arts (UBA)
| School of Photography of Avellaneda (IMDAFTA)
| Photography clinics and workshops with Juan Travnik, Florencia Blanco, Santiago Porter, Sebastian Szyd, Guadalupe Miles and Cecilia Lutufyan.

2023 | Premio Itaú de Artes Visuales. Museo de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina
2022 | 110° Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales. Centro Cultural Borges, CABA, Argentina
2022 | Ciudades. Sueño y distopía. Centro Cultural Kirchner, CABA, Argentina
2020 | Escenarios Dinámicos. Concurso de Artes Visuales 2019 del Fondo Nacional de las Artes. Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, CABA, Argentina
2018 | Acumulación Original. Centro Cultural Palace, Coquimbo, Chile

2023 | Winner of the FIG Bilbao Award at OPEN Buenos Aires II Edition. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | Activar Patrimonio Grant. Curatorial research Documenting destruction. Remo José Vassia photographic collection in collaboration with the Evita Museum, CABA, Argentina
2020 | CIN-UNSAM Research Stimulus Grant, project Buried streams. Photographs, archives and visualities of the City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Training Grant in Digital Film Restoration Program, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina
2017 | Grant and Residency FOCCO-Encuentro de Fotografía Contemporánea Coquimbo, ARC Festival, Chile

Related Activities

Encounters, International Projects, Workshops, Exhibitions, Fellowships

OPEN 2023 | Activities
Workshops, talks and demos

17.06.23 20.06.23

From June 17th to June 20th, 2023, the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Encounter of Emerging Printmakers was held at the Casa de la Cultura–Edificio La Prensa in the City of Buenos Aires. Throughout its 4 days open to the public, the selected artists shared with the public not only their works in traditional and contemporary graphic techniques, but also offered workshops, demos, participatory practices and talks, all free and open to the public.

OPEN Buenos Aires is an event of professionalization for emerging artists and dissemination of graphic practices for the local public, whether specialized or without previous knowledge in the field of printmaking in particular or contemporary art in general. As part of the application that each artist submitted, it was the artists themselves who proposed different instances of exchange with visitors to the event, bringing them closer to their techniques, their projects, their portfolios and their working methods.

The activities that visitors to the event were able to enjoy were:

  • Guided tour by David Arteagoitia (director of Open Portfolio FIGBilbao)
  • Guided tour by Luciano Pozo (OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Activation: DESPOSEÍDES (by Aniela Troglia, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Print Jam in two stations:
    STATION 1 PRINTING MATTERS: words and actions that empower (by Mariana Gayoso, OPEN 2022 artist)
    STATION 2 THE MAGIC OF XYLOGRAPHY: creative workshop by Laura Pires and Hernán Borches (OPEN 2023 artists)
  • Guided tour by Inés Gaggero (artist OPEN 2023)
  • Activation: FRAGMENTED NARRATIVES: AI in art (by Zerré, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Professional workshop: EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS: Innovation in contemporary graphics with plastic materials and bi-component resins (by David Arteagoitia, Director of Open Portfolio FIGBilbao) sponsored by CCEBA-Embassy of Spain
  • Workshop: GYOTAKU 3D: dimensional traces (by OPEN 2023 artists Santiago Crespo and Candela del Valle)
  • Activation: TEMPORARY ARCHIVES (by Amelia Herrero  OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Workshop: Florisgraphic printing (by Luciano Pozo, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Visual poetry workshop: ESTROFAS GRÁFICAS (by OPEN 2023 artists Gabriela Esterovich and Inés Díaz Saubidet)
  • Workshop: BETWEEN LIGHT AND NATURE: demo of cyanotype and chlorotype (by Clara Nerone and Rapainú, OPEN 2023 artists)
  • Workshop: KITCHEN-LITHO: alchemy in the kitchen (by Inés Gaggero, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Workshop: VISUAL EXPRESSION AND ARTIVISM (by Darío Marroche and Pablo Pérez Torres, OPEN 2023 artists)
  • Workshop: MINIMUM MINIMORUM: the greatness of the small (by Pablo Damseaux Tabárez OPEN 2023 artist)

Encounters, International Projects, Fellowships

OPEN 2023 | Awards
Awards ceremony

20.06.23 20.06.23

From June 17-20, 2023, the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Encounter of Emerging Printmakers was held at the Casa de la Cultura–Edificio La Prensa in the City of Buenos Aires. Throughout its 4 days of opening to the public, the selected artists shared their works in traditional and contemporary print media techniques with the visitors, celebrated the opening of the exhibition, offered workshops, demos and open talks and, on the last day, 9 of the 16 artists received the prizes awarded by the event’s organizers.

In addition to the 16 participation grants awarded to the finalist artists, after all the activities of OPEN Buenos Aires were completed, the following prizes were distributed:

  • 4 FIG Bilbao Awards: four artists with a stand each at the Fig Bilbao Fair November 2023 + accommodation in Bilbao (awarded to Candela Del Valle, Gabriela Esterovich, Clara Nerone and Luciano Pozo)
  • 2 grants for artistic residencies at CIEC Foundation in Betanzos, Spain in 2024 (awarded to Hernán Borches and Darío Marroche)
  • 1 residency grant at the BDC-Basque bioDesign Center in Bilbao, Spain (awarded to Santiago Crespo)
  • 1 artist-in-residence grant at La Rural, Tucumán, Argentina (awarded to Rapainú)
  • 1 artist-in-residence grant at Proyecto´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (awarded to Zerré)

The prizes were awarded by the Awards Jury, formed by David Arteagoitia (Bilbao, Basque Country, Director of FIG Open Portfolio), Pedro Galilea (Salamanca, Spain, Vice President and Director of Fundación CIEC), Iñaki Alonso (Bilbao, Basque Country, President of FIG Bilbao), and Alicia Candiani (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Director of OPEN Buenos Aires and Fundación´ace) based on the quality of the works presented and the activities for the public proposed and carried out by the artists themselves.

International Projects, Workshops, Portfolio Review, Open Calls

OPEN 2023 | Critiques
Portfolio Reviews

20.06.23 20.06.23

Between June 17 and 20, 2023, the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Meeting of Emerging Graphic Arts was held at the Casa de la Cultura–Edificio La Prensa in the City of Buenos Aires. OPEN Buenos Aires is a professionalization event for emerging artists and dissemination of print media practices for the local public, whether specialized or without previous knowledge in the field of printmaking in particular or contemporary art in general. As part of the professionalization of the artists, on Sunday, June 18, a review of portfolios was carried out by a team specialized in traditional and contemporary print media, engraving and graphic and printed visual arts.

The review of portfolios was in charge of:

  • Pedro Galilea, Director of Fundación CIEC–Centro Internacional de la Estampa Contemporánea, Galicia, Spain
  • Esteban Álvarez, artist and professor at UNA–Universidad Nacional de la Artes, CABA, Argentina
  • Adriana Moracci, artist and masterprinter, director of Taller AM, CABA, Argentina
  • Micaela Trocello, artist, coordinator of the International Biennial of Engraving and Small Format Printed Art BIGAI and professor UNC–Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Alicia Valente, curator of the National Museum of Engraving and Professor at the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Throughout 3 hours, they offered portfolio reviews, feedback, work criticism, and professional guidance to both OPEN artists and independent artists who had previously signed up to participate in this free activity.


FIG Bilbao XII
Artists in dialogue

23.11.23 26.11.23

The International Print and Paper Art Fair in Bilbao, FIG Bilbao, celebrated its twelfth edition at the Euskalduna Palace, a venue located in the heart of the city of Bilbao in Spain. The fair took place from November 23 to 26 and featured a comprehensive program of activities related to Paper Art, with Japan being the guest country.

This twelfth edition brought together more than forty national and international print galleries and publishers, as well as over 500 artists. With almost 10,000 visitors, the fair continues to establish itself as a key meeting point for print and paper art. This art event in the Basque Country also becomes one of the main cultural attractions in Bilbao, as recognized by national and international media.

Invited by its organizers and partners at Open Buenos Aires – FIG Bilbao and the ARTHAZI Association – the ´ace Contemporary Art Foundation participated in Stand #10, featuring Polish artists Alicja Habisiak-Matzack, Jolanta Rustka-Habisiak, and Tomasz Matzack from the Academy of Arts and Design in Lodz, Poland. In addition, our director, Alicia Candiani, was invited to participate as a member of the international jury in the “Cubes of Temptations,” a program aimed at Fine Arts students in their final years of education. This year, the cubes featured emerging artists from Kyoto City University of Arts (KCUA) and the University of the Basque Country.

November 23 – 26 , 2023
Palacio Euskalduna
Bilbao, Spain

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Buenos Aires
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Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


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


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


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.

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