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Gabriela Benítez
Within and Beyond the Canvas

18.04.16 29.04.16

Gabriela Benítez is an Argentinean artist who has been living in Canada for more than 20 years. Through the search of a relevant reason to return to the country –beyond the emotional bonds–, she decided to do a residency at ´ace. Through a micro-Residency, Gabriela learned new printmaking techniques that allowed her to continue and enrich her particular way of working in which she gives space to chance and to the playful.

WITHIN AND BEYOND THE CANVAS (by Gabriela Martínez)

In much of my recent work, I play with the combination of direct action and spontaneous performance in painting and printing. In doing so, I seek to explore various mediums, almost as if they were extensions of my body. I let myself be carried away by the artistic process; my actions, rather than my thoughts, guide me, mediating between my inner and outer worlds. My paintings are often complemented with photographs, printed plates and collages, which together reflect this ‘otherness’ that inhabits my images. The different elements flow into, and out of, one another, as traces of a dialogue between body, mind, and canvas.

The idea of ‘within and beyond’ refers to working in different physical and geographical environments, where I have the feeling of being an insider and an outsider at the same time. These feelings, I believe, can affect our psycho-geographies in numerous ways, variously deconstructing and reconstructing our patterns of behaviour and communication.

BIO
Gabriela Benítez
1960 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Ontario, Canada.

EDUCATION
2008 | MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
BA in Visual Arts, CONSUDEC. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996 | Completed studies of Art Education at the Escuela de Arte de Lujan (School of Art of Lujan), Argentina.

EXHIBITIONS
2016 | Summer lithography workshop at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, USA.
2013 | Algoma Art Gallery, in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
2013 | Art Garden, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
2012 | Culture Days, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
1998 | Argentinean Embassy. Jakarta, Indonesia.

Proyecto´ace
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

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

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.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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