We See the Same Sky
Guadalupe Arriegue is a visual artist and writer, graduated in Literature from the UBA, professor at the School of Art and Patrimony of UNSAM and researcher at the Center for Artistic and Patrimony Research (UNSAM – CONICET). She is a programmer for Turma and the FELIFA—Photography Book Festival. Her recent projects include the exhibition Multiverso (BPhoto creation grant, Spain) and the visual poetry publication Revuelta (selected by the SCANphotobooks festival, Spain, and the ZUM magazine, Brazil).
Guadalupe is developing an extended Production Residency at´ace, during which she investigates engraving as an expressive and technical tool for printing images of Latin American skies and archaeological sites, exploring various photographic processes to broaden the spectrum of copying possibilities offered by engraving.
ABOUT WE SEE THE SAME SKY
The project Vemos el mismo cielo (“We See the Same Sky”) is an exhibition and book based on a visual investigation in process made of documentary photographs of skies, observatories, archaeological sites and museums throughout Latin America, and includes celestial maps and mythology of indigenous cultures. We follow the same celestial bodies as the first inhabitants of the Earth. We see the same sky, and photography allows us to carry it wherever we go. It is a cartography of astrophotographs of skies and bodies of time travelers, black constellations, sky maps, archaeoastronomy studies, archaeological sites, petroglyphs, observatories, meteorites and volcanoes, in order to share ancestral worldviews and deepen the the same book read by all generations: the stars in the sky, at the same time as a study of light and shadow, writing and orality. The fieldwork in South America, as well as Andean and Mesoamerican archaeoastronomy studies, are in their 5th year.
The project was selected as a finalist for the creation grant of the Olot International Photography Festival (2022) and has the support of the Institute of Art and Science of the School of Art and Heritage of UNSAM.
1986 | Argentina
2013 | Bachelor’s degree in Literature, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UBA, Argentina), orientation in Argentinian and Latin American Literature
2019 | Multiverso, Museo Arquidiocesano, Festival de Fotografía de Barbastro, Huesca, España
2017 | Yeguas, Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Valparaíso, Chile
2014 | Ciencia Ficción, Laboratorio Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | Scenic exploration residency with Paula Herrera Nóbile, Espacio Granate, Delta del Tigre, Argentina
2019 | Photography and politics workshop with Andrea Josch y Cora Gamarnik, Bienal de Fotografía Documental Argentina, Famaillá, Tucumán, Argentina
2020 | Malba Literatura, Argentina
2019 | Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina
2018 | Festival BPHOTO, España
2018 | Revuelta, visual poetry publication selected by the Festival SCANphotobooks (Spain) and Zum magazine (Brazil)
2018–present | professor of Vision and Photographic Analysis (Documentary Filmmaking career) and History of Photography I (Photography career), Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio, Universidad Nacional de San Martín
2016–present | researcher at Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas y Patrimoniales (UNSAM-Conicet)