Denise Carner Lorenzo

03.06.19 07.06.19

Invited with a full scholarship by Fundación´ace, artist Denise Carner Lorenzo did an Exploration micro-Residency in the early days of June, 2019 working on her ongoing subject of ephemerality in photography.

PHOTOSENSITIVE (by Denise Carner Lorenzo)

This project is about experimentation and developing on photosensitive materiality, precarious or organic. It is divided in two explorations:

Ephemeral is composed of large format chlorophyll prints. Chlorophyll printing is an alternative developing technique, where the image is printed on the leaf’s own pigmentations by the action of UV light without additives. Starting with photographic portraits found in the garbage of Buenos Aires, I proceed to copy them on the leaves of large-sized plants or trees (such as the elephant’s ear, or Adam’s rib, etc.). This project seeks to inquire the relationship between this ephemeral medium and the anonymous photographic memory that is discarded.

The second project is called Wear-out and its goal is to explore the photosensitive capacity of a precarious material such as the illustration paper used in schools. By folding and wrinkling the material I will experiment with the de-coloration of the paper by the use of UV light, where the original colours are altered without a previous process: they just fade away. The creases guard the original colour, thus making visible the imprints of the wear-out.

I’m interested in exploring the possibilities offered by a rudimentary material, how light affects and modifies it, going deeper in the materials’ mutability and their memory.


Denise Carner Lorenzo (1986, Buenos Aires. Argentina)


Professor and Bachelor in Fine Arts from UNLP.
Master’s degree in Electronic Arts, UNTREF

Has taken art clinics with Ernesto Ballesteros, Patricio Gil Flood y Andrés Pasinovich.


2018 | She exhibited her work in Frauentreff An der Wuhlheide (Berlin, Alemania), where she worked with immigrant women developing workshops and reflection spaces on the relationship of photography and memory.

2016 and 2017 | She developed an artistic project in the Martín García island with the photographic input of the National General Archive.

She’s part of the collaborative space “Paz Soldán”, with whom she participates in the open studios at “La Gran Paternal” (Buenos Aires), the neighborhood where she lives and works.


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Exhibitions, Fellowships

Denise Carner Lorenzo

20.11.19 13.12.19

Denise Carner Lorenzo was invited by Fundación´ace to exhibit her work Ephemeral, opening on November 20th within an ´aceNITE event, together with the work of other artists in residence. Denise participated in a micro-Residence with a full fellowship by Fundación´ace and was accompanied by the ´ace team while experimenting on her project, which revolves around exploring and developing diverse precarious or organic photosensitive materials.

EPHEMERAL (by Denise Carner Lorenzo)
The family album built the personal and collective memory of the analog generations, but what happens when it is discarded? Using photographs found in the trash as starting point, Ephemeral tries to show the mutability of memory using an organic support: image developing on chlorophyll, which over time is withers and disappears. The portrayed are anonymous, what we see in these images is an existence that ran out. Who are these people? Why does nobody want to remember them anymore? There is a memory that is lost, but in turn is transformed. When the private is found, it becomes public and these images open to multiple possible senses. I am interested in transforming this loss and providing these photographs with new meanings, based on this organic and fragile support which accounts for the precariousness of the memory.

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Denise Carner Lorenzo
1986 | Buenos Aires, Argentina


Artists in Dialogue


On Wednesday, November 20th, the projects of international artists in residence plus guest artists were presented at Fundación´ace. The artists-in-residence of the period were Dongjoo Seo (South Korea), Caroline Suttlehan (USA), Toni Ardizzone (USA) and Sion Webb (Wales).

Dongjoo Seo presented the screening of his piece 1000 Horizons  in the Políglota Room; Caroline Suttlehan showed her project One Line at a Time in the Mezzanine Space; Sion Webb presented his work in progress Evergreen  by means of an open studio in The Tower ; on the terrace, the public could visit the mural painting by Toni Ardizzone.

Artists Daniel Young (USA) and Denise Carner Lorenzo (Argentina), who during 2019 took part in Production Residencies at ´ace, were invited to exhibit their work in this ´aceNITE. In the Central Hall, Daniel chose one of the pieces of his project Hunted and Collected and Denise showed her delicate project Ephemeral in the Transversal Space.

Claudia Schnaider (Argentina), artist selected through the Semillero 2018 program, exhibited her work Memento Mori in the Políglota Room.

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


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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April 30th, 2024

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