María Esperanza creates sculptural, photographic and printmaking work. During the last, years she has worked each discipline separately and now she seeks to reach an articulation. During her time at ´ace, she explored the photolithographic technique on discarded materials found in the streets of Buenos Aires or in the houses of other artists in residence at ´ace. With the engravings she will make an installation to enter more into a spatial work.
The project starts from an observation of the city. Continuing one that I made in Santiago and entitled Naked City which referred to the city in its construction stage, I’m interested in developing this in other cities of South America. Buenos Aires is an iconic city within the region, in which, I understand, situations similar to those in Chile happen. I want to photograph the developing city, both its ports and its buildings, in order to generate an image that synthesizes comparatively what happens particularly in the large cities of our continent.
Esperanza Grez Binimelis
1992 | Santiago de Chile, Chile
2016 | Visual Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2016 | Classes with the Chilean sculptor Javier Opazo, Chile.
2015 | Marcos Bonta Contest, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile
2015 | Art fair FAXXI, Santiago de Chie, Chile
Esperanza Grez Binimelis is visual artist who works between the sculptural and printmaking. She did took part in the ´acePIRAR program to look for new forms within the interdisciplinary. Alinterno is a project in process where she generates dialogues between records of urban architectural structures of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile with objects related to the human intimacy, and where the body and its dynamics become present. For that reason, she printed on bathroom curtains, discarded papers and similar materials.
In this Open Studio, Esperanza was able to share her questions and experiences with the artistic community that accompanied us.
Artists in Dialog
Reflejos was an event that combined the opening of the exhibition Divina Presencia by artist in residence Teresita Jiménez (Chile) and the Open Studios of Dolores Delia (Arg.), Esperanza Grez (Chile) and artists from the collective residency [Espacio en Blanco] 2.
As it usually happens in each residence period, ties and coincidences were generated beyond what we expected. The three artists in residence developed artwork in the photolithographic technique for the first time and the interests behind their work had many correlations, as the route of the Cordillera de los Andes, the contact between Argentina and Chile and the connection of man and nature as well as the connection human-city.
The artists in [Espacio en Blanco]2 worked on individual projects but we could say that the reflection about the routes through the city, the ways of recording the paths, the memory and inheritance was given at a general level. They worked in varied media, from artist’s book, intervention with illustration in the house of ´ace, photography, performance, video, sound art, installation and textile art.
Teresita Jiménez (Chile)
[BLANK SPACE] 2