My art travels around my body as a map of daily experiences and adventures, traumas and pleasures, converted in these stories I tell between canvas and paper. My art is the passion with no limits, the transformed pain, and the joy of continuing to tell more stories. -Dolores Delia-
Dolores Delia was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently is 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. During 2020 she exhibited her works at the surrounding art auction in Kimberley, Broome, Australia as well as in 2019 he exhibited in the collective exhibition ¨The Selfie ¨ at Ten Forty Seven Art Space in Sydney, Australia.
Her artistic practice revolves around painting, printmaking, drawing and photography, mixing techniques and using collage as the most creative way to expose her ideas. Dolores is an artist that 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 tries to find in every destination printmaking workshops and meet local artists along the way, to learn from them and share her pasion for art. She has been learning to create homemade paper, learned about eco printing techniques and other more sustainable artistic practices to implement in her projects. Her creative process became a raw and fresh exploration. This constant experimental practice portrayed nature and fate as masters of inspiration.
1991 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Cairns, Australia
2018 | Tamarind Institute Summer School, Albuquerque, Nuevo México, EE. UU.
2018 | Collaborative Lithography Experimental Workshop, Ernesto de La Carcova Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 | Bachelor of Fine Arts Technique from the Institute New School of Design and Communication, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 | ´acenite, Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | The museums night, Ernesto de La Cárcova Museum, Bs.As., Argentina (collective)
2014 | Gallery Night, Art Gallery“La Recova”, Bs As, Argentina (collective)
2020 | Art Boot Camp en Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Lancaster Press Fiji, Sigatoka, Fiji
2018 | Donde No Hay Tiempo, Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
#4 | FRONTERA: results
Artistas en diálogo
Frontera was the theme that we took as the practical and conceptual framework for the fourth session of the new online program Together Apart. This site compiles the results of the cohort in Spanish that worked from February 22 to March 15, 2021 with 22 artists from Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, the United States, Mexico and Portugal.
Through 4 encounters we collectively and individually created ideas and artworks which explored a non-binary approach of the topic. The participant artists also had the possibility to dialogue with international artists invited to present their contributions and explorations in relation to the topic (Roberto Celis and Daniela Rivera). For this session we also gave priority to moments of peer review or collective feedback and to open discussions which drifted through issues of art and therapy, art and research, participatory art, the complexity of artistic collaboration and how collective practice appears to be a right to claim even more in moments of isolation.
Frontiers as geopolitical frontiers, as cultural, bio-political; frontiers as limits and as separations within the artistic disciplines, frontiers as hegemonic considerations of our bodies and identities.
Through different theoretical readings and artistic references, and through the proposals of each of the participant artists, we identified the importance of liminal states, the non-binary, we assumed the difficulty of inhabiting the in-between but also recognized that art practice is what allows us to live in ambiguous states and to constantly raise questions. We also explored other practices as breathing techniques, meditation and knowledge and skills sharing as methods to break through discriminative or isolating frontiers.
Through poetry, film, online performances, video art and the creation of a network for artists through the method of “participatory asset mapping”, the artists from this cohort created in search of commonalities in their migrant’s everyday experiences, resonances among the natural conditions of the places they live in, the links among their identities and psychological researches and in search of practical collaborations to continue working in the future.
DANIELA RUIZ MORENO | Curator-in-residence