Together Apart: #Shelter
Loli was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is currently based in Cairns, Australia. She finished her technical studies in Fine Arts, and also studied a short career in Art History and Creative Photography. As she was studying for her bachelor’s degree, she decided to postpone her studies in the search for new horizons abroad.
Her artistic practice revolves around painting, printmaking, drawing and photography, mixing techniques and using collage as the most creative way to expose her ideas. Loli enjoys working with her mistakes, mixing old and new from thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Lately, she’s been trying to explore more these techniques in the form of installations.
DOLORES ABOUT TOGETHER APART: #SHELTER
During this program, I worked on a project that I had already started in a way, and that I called My Pandemic Journal. A journey that began with images from my quarantine and pandemic experiences and relationships with people during this time, and how it relates to communication in all its forms. A parallelism between media communications, news, social media info, and relationships of all sorts… A contradiction. Communication that doesn’t deliver the message.
The excess of communication, news and images that doesn’t communicate anything. The way we interpret and read information, everything that leads to miscommunication or misreading and misleading of it. We take conclusions, or we believe something that we see or read that might not be true. The speed of information made it almost impossible to understand or read properly the news, images, statistics, and also to understand the people around me sometimes. Communication and miscommunication, the decomposition of my pandemic images, into layers of more abstract imagery as a symbol of this. I worked on this residency developing this idea more into an installation piece and that I’m still in the making of its layers.
1991 | Buenos Aires
Lives in Cairns, Australia
2018 | Tamarind Institute Summr School, Albuquerque, New México, USA
2017-2018 | Studying for my Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with specialization in Print Making. UNA, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Bs.As., Argentina
2016-2018 | Experimental collaborative Lithography Workshop, Ernesto de La Carcova Museum, Bs.As., Argentina
2013-2017 | Creative Photography degree in Andy Goldstein School of creative photography, Argentina
2010- 2011 | Short career in Art History in the National Museum of Fine Arts,Bs As, Argentina
2009- 2011 | Technicature degree in Fine Arts in the Instituto Nueva Escuela de Diseño y comunicación, Argentina
2019-20 | Art Auction for Environs Kimberley, Broome, Australia
2019 | The Selfie at Ten Forty Seven Art Space, Sydney , Australia (colective)
2018 | ´acenite, Fundación ´ace, Buenos Aires
2016-17 | The night of the museums, at the Ernesto de La Cárcova Museum, Bs.As., Argentina (colective)
International Encounter of Lithography, Ernesto de La Carcova Museum, Bs.As., Argentina (colective)
2014 | Gallery Night, “La Recova” Galeria de arte , Bs As, Argentina (colective)
2020 | Art residency at Fundación´ace, remote program
2019 | Lancaster Press Fiji
2018 | Fundación ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exhibitions, Together Apart
Artists in dialogue
During 2020, we carried out the first two sessions of Together Apart. The first session took as a conceptual and practical framework the REFUGE and the second, the NEST.
Through those starting points, both of which refer to caring atmospheres and structures for coexistence, we were able to think and create in a wide variety of directions and layers. We reflected on our pandemic context, a situation for which we had to find ourselves in the virtual non-space, but also a situation thanks to which people from many different countries were able to work simultaneously.
Assuming this complex situation, more than 20 participants per session created new pieces –some in exercise format–, took up projects that they had already worked on in the past or collectively set out to create new projects that will continue to develop beyond the scope of our meetings.
Taking these refuge and nest issues also in their complexity, we asked ourselves questions that made each of the participants involve their personal experiences, memory, memories and experiences from each of their territories. We addressed questions that sought to keep us in constant movement; at times we went through very optimistic or pessimistic visions about the possibility or necessity of having a shelter or a nest, and at other times, we were able to articulate more complex visions, enduring in intermediate and liminal states. For both, we took as a theoretical structure of support and dialogue the thought of Félix Guattari presented in The Three Ecologies (1989). His ethical-political approach that highlights the molecular domains of sensitivity, intelligence and desire, as well as his articulation of the three ecological registers (environment, social relations and human subjectivity), helped us to expand our creations and thoughts in relation to shelter and nest.
During the first session, when asked about the conditions that a refuge can have and the conditions that we would like a refuge to have, the artists (coincidentally and by chance, we had a cohort one hundred percent comprised of women) generated sculptural pieces, artists’ books, photographs, videos, dance pieces and more, reflecting on the permeability or isolation structures that a shelter can have. Also, many artists started from their bodily memories to refer to the refuge and made improvisation and performance pieces. We created in relation to the refuge conditions presented by nature and the refuges that we create to protect ourselves from certain natural conditions. Memory as a refuge and shelters for memory also arose through textile practices or from the use of jewelry or objects with which we build links. Finally, the bonds and the community as spaces that shelter and spaces that imply care was another of the axes that we explored through pieces that included readings of texts and sound activations.
Together Apart has functioned as a program that opened up possibilities for meeting and collaborative creation. It has made possible the creation of new rhythms and synchronies for a limited time but whose reverberations and echoes continue to affect in unexpected directions.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno (curator-in-residency)
- Alessandra Stradella
- Ana Vivoda
- Aneikit Bonnel
- Anna Rose
- Ariana Pirela Sánchez
- Caia Diepenbrock
- Carla Freschi
- Christine Bruce
- Dawn Langley
- Dolores Delia
- Gina Kukulski
- Giuliana Grippo
- Janette Hopper
- Jannelle Roberts
- Jill AnnieMargaret
- Judith Elisabeth de Haan
- Male Correa
- Roseanne Lynch
- Sara Minsky
- Shereen Shalhoub