Artists

Argentina

Cristina Duro
Rhizome

16.11.15 20.11.15

Cristina Duro is a visual artist and Professor of  Engraving and national teacher of drawing. She works as a professor of visual arts and as a teacher of undergraduate and graduate studies at the School of Arts “Leopoldo Marechal” located in La Matanza, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has participated in international projects with the Fundación ‘ace and within a micro-residence she will continue exploring the various disciplines which are part of her work and questioning about the originality within the multiple.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My productions are crossed by the photographic and photosensitive materials; I turned to them for my first research. As a student, the need to pass childhood photographs into matrices led me first into offset, then into different transfer techniques and, finally, into photopolymer.

The step from etching into tridimension came later; I looked for it through my photographs first, because when I saw them I wanted to fold, cut and paste them.
My work is both a photograph, a stamp, and mold that folds, then an object that takes shape and is photographed.

Today I ask myself: what is the original of my work, which is the axis of my production, where is the process heading? When moving from two to three-dimension the original is lost, but at the same time I am photographing (and creating) a new original that is also three-dimensional, and this original new, two-dimensional again, can be re-folded, cut and then photographed … infinitely.

Once I wrote: “I know I’m in the right place when I’m in my studio.” Today I reaffirm this and enjoy interrogating and challenging my production to arrive to something new.

BIO
Cristina Duro
1957 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

STUDIES
2003 | Bachelor in Visual Arts with minor in engraving and printed art, Universidad Nacional de Artes (UNA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor in Printmaking in School of Fine Arts Prilidiano, Pueyrredón, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

EXHIBITIONS
Salón Primavera, Printmaking, Municipalidad de San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Museum in Azul López Claro,  Book artist exhibition.
Colección 1/1, Editorial Instantes Gráficos.
Combinaciones infinitas, Museo Fueguino, Tierra del  Fuego, Argentina.
Sede Teatro Auditorium, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Miniprint: 3rd encounter of printmaking in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Cycles International Project.

Related Activities

´aceNITE, Exhibitions

The Fold @ Buenos Aires
Group exhibition

19.07.17 15.09.17

This exhibition, presented in the July 19th, 2017 ´aceNITE, was the result of the 3rd International Project of Graphic Interaction and Printing, The Fold / Double Unfolded, with the participation of 17 artistic, training, creation and research centres from 11 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, United States, France, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia, Taiwan). With a total of 224 artworks in the form of a sheet of paper, this project seeks to promote the cultural circulation that allows graphic editing across borders, revalorizing the format of the book from its basic module: the fold.

The Fold/ Double, Unfolded was organized by the dx5 Group of the University of Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Arts of the University of Quebec in Canada. Proyecto´ace was one of the participating centers of this project. In 2016, ´ace invited 19 artists to produce their works by intervening a sheet of paper folded in 2, using print media and / or other resources that generate multiple images and editing them in several prints.

STATEMENT The Fold/ Double, Unfolded 

The space of The Fold is meant as a whole fragmented into four separate linked spaces, in which opposition relationships, reflexivity, contiguity and sequencing are established. The fold, like the book, opens and closes, withholds, shows and hides at the same time. The bonding of different folds makes a book; a device that works as a nest through its emergency zone and the matching that is the fold, which acts like as an unfolding hinge.


DIRECTION
Alicia Candiani
Adriana Moracci

AR1 ARTISTS
Roma Blanco | Cecilia Candiani | Telma Castro | Mariela Constant |Lorena Diaz | Cristina Duro | Germán Gaspari | Beatriz Gratta | Flora Hubot (Belguim) | Adriana Moracci | Elinor Peiretti | Laurel Ponturo | Robin Romansky (Germany) | Laura Savio | Cristina Solía | Micaela Troccello | Loruhama Valdez | Norma Villareal | Gabriela Zelentcher

Workshops

The Fold: making of
Artists in dialogue

18.04.16 01.09.16

Proyecto´ace has been invited as one of the participating centres for the international project EL PLIEGO / doble desdoblado, the 3rd Project of creation and international exchange between universities and educational centres in the graphic arts and international edition, organised by the Grupo dx5 of the Universidad de Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and the Arts, University of Quebec in Canada.

This project aims to continue the promotion of cultural movement across borders that printmaking allows (such as multiplication, versatility and transportability), revaluing the book format from its base module: the fold.

Artists, teachers and art students participate in a project that aims to reflect on the idea of the fold, taking the space of a sheet as the starting point and the encounter that these fold causes.

COLLABORATIVE WORK (by Adriana Moracci)

What is The Fold and how to approach and shape not only an image, but a concept that called Proyecto ´ace to be part of an International Project.

During intense days of work and reflection, 19 artists were selected to work collaboratively in the ´ace workshop, creating editions of the works that made up what was sent.

The themes that were developed from the simple and profound idea of ​​The Fold were enriched and shaped by the most varied visions in this regard. Thus, the specification referring to the body, the identity, the memory, the absence, the infinity, the prayer, the plots, the trace were all giving shape to the works produced. The meetings and video conferences prior to the edition days in the workshop were a stimulus and reason for reflection for the group of artists called.

The project opened the possibility of collaborative work not only between the participating artists in each venue, but also provided the opportunity to extend the communication networks between those who participated in it, showing once again that from the simplest ideas, multiple voices can emerge.


Artistic Director
Alicia Candiani
Workshop Director
Adriana Moracci, masterprinter
Workshop Assitance
Cecilia Candiani


Artists in AR1 group
Roma Blanco | Telma Castro | Cecilia Candiani | Mariela Constant | Lorena Diaz | Cristina Duro | Germán Gaspari | Beatriz Gratta | Flora Hubot (Belgium) | Adriana Moracci | Elinor Peiretti | Laurel Ponturo | Robin Romansky (Germany) | Laura Savio | Cristina Solía | Micaela Troccello | Loruhama Valdez | Norma Villareal | Gabriela Zelentcher

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

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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

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Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021

 

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