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.
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.
1957 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.
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.
The Fold @ Buenos Aires
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.
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
The Fold: making of
Artists in dialogue
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.
Adriana Moracci, masterprinter
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