United States of America
Jill AnnieMargaret is a North American artist. She currently directs the Graphics Program in the Department of Arts at the University of Boise, Idaho, USA.
Hairstory – Herstory is an international social intervention project that was developed during the artistic residency at ‘acePIRAR.
Hairstory – Herstory works with women affiliated with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance in Boise, Idaho and will be working with women at Centre Arminda Aberastury in Buenos Aires. Hairstory – Herstory reaches out to women affected by sexual and domestic abuse. Poetry serves as the catalyst for the workshops that create raw and powerful writings. Through the collection of hair and stories, the visual work will be created connecting participants to their communities and across international boundaries. This project seeks to empower and facilitate healing. The visual manifestation of the project will be an exhibition of bilingual artist books, broadsides and prints.
Hair is a physical print of the individual it belongs to. Spanning eons and cultures, the hair of loved ones has been saved for memorial and spiritual purposes. If undisturbed, hair withstands time, standing as a record of a life or an era. This project marks a specific period of time in an individual life and crosses boundaries of past and future, despair and hope, private thought and public gesture.
My residency at Proyecto ‘ace would connect with women and through conversation, the sharing of hair and stories, I would like to create new work that highlights the histories of women whose lives may have silenced them. I will also be working with women and girls from a local shelter in Boise. An urban interaction or event would weave our two cities’ stories and hair together.
The project had the institutional sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. The artist was interviewed by Colectivo Imaginario (TN cultural program) for her project with the community.
1965 | Pennsylvania, USA.
Lives and works in Boise, Idaho, USA.
2005 | MFA Printmaking, California State University Long Beach. California, USA.
2001 | BFA (with distinction) Printmaking, Sonoma State University. California, USA.
2001 | Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy.
1990 | BS Communication, Clarion University. Pennsylvania, USA.
2013 | Wayfaring Stranger, Bricolage, exhibition and performance as Alter ego, Lillie Mae Cane. Idaho, USA.
2012 | Presence – Absence, D2 Gallery, Nagoya, Japan,
2007 | Meditations On An Open Book, Santa Reparata International School of Art,
2006 | Drawing From The Well, Visual Arts Collective. Idaho, USA.
2005 | The Nomad’s Discovery, Lake Tahoe Community College. California, USA.
2013 | Isle Royale National Park. Michigan, USA.
2012 | Saltgrass Printmakers, Salt Lake City. Utah, USA.
2004 | Wrangell-St. Eiias National Park. Alaska, USA.
2001 | Kala Institute, Berkeley. California, USA.
2013 | Quick Funds Professional Development Grant, Boise, Idaho. USA.
2013 | Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, Boise State University, Boise. Idaho, USA.
2012 | Honorable Mention, Beyond Printmaking III, Texas Tech University. USA.
Centre Arminda Aberastury
Jill AnnieMargaret carried out during her residency within the ‘acePIRAR Program, a work in collaboration with groups of women from Idaho, USA and from Buenos Aires, Argentina, victims of child abuse or aggression.
This was a project in which the ‘ace Foundation had the opportunity to exchange its artistic activity with a new community and space, in addition to being enriched by the participation of the Oral Narration group belonging to the CIM “Arminda Aberastury” of the Directorate of Women of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.
HAIRSTORY / HERSTORY (by Jill AnnieMargaret)
Throughout human history and across cultures, the hair of loved ones has been kept for memorial, ritual and spiritual purposes. Steeped in mythology and a verifiable biological parameter, hair is a physical trace of the individual that is its origin. Paradoxically, when it is attached to the head, the hair serves as a great signifier of identity, but when it comes off it becomes something vile, repulsive; a mere trace of someone’s presence or evidence of a crime. In my work, hair serves as a catalyst to break the silence that suffocates those who have suffered the trauma of sexual assault, child sexual abuse or domestic violence.
In considering trauma, one experiences a multi-layered emotional process with no clear center or end. The memory required to transmute the injury can be excruciating. The production of the work and materials involved in the facility reflects the after-effects that are experienced in the wake of trauma and on the road to recovery. In this context, dissociation, repetition, masking, and stratification play a transformative role. The work preserves a hope for humanity and the belief that each person deserves to be free in their own skin, able to speak their truth free from shame, guilt and stigma. Gather offers an ethereal and enriching space that encourages reflection.
The work brings together a collection of women’s voices from Argentina and the United States, establishing an anonymous cultural record of courageous and generous people who were willing to share their stories and their hair to help this project and work to end abuse and aggression. sexual child.
The exhibition Hairstory/Herstory included Jill AnnieMargaret’s work developed in different instances: Shed, an installation produced years ago in USA that was mounted in a different way at the Dialogue Space and the artist book from the project Hairstory-Herstory, made from the work in collaboration with women groups from Idaho, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina during her residency in the ‘acePIRAR Program.
This project gave the opportunity to ‘ace to exchange its artistic activity with a new community and space and at the same time to enrich from the participation from the Oral Narration group, Centre Arminda Aberastury that belongs to the Women Secretary at the Buenos Aires Government.
During the July 30th ‘aceNITE, we had the very special visit from the group of women participants from the Oral Narration Workshop developed in the Arminda Aberastury Centre, from its coordinators Patricia Rendón, Silvia Cukierblat and its director Cristina Vasino. Also Daniela Reich, director from the Women Direction of the City of Buenos Aires.
ABOUT Hairstory – Herstory
This project addresses the basic human rights of women and girls with regard to freedom from sexual assault and battery. Establishing partnerships with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise, Idaho, USA and the Centre Arminda Aberastury, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the artist led a series of workshops, which gathered writing, audio recordings and hair to create the exhibition. The project gives voice to a community of women whose common shared experiences often leave them silent and isolated.
The project was hosted under the auspices of Subgerencia Operativa Asuntos Culturales (Cultural Affairs Council) of Buenos Aires, Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture) and Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Government). It is supported by the Arts and Humanities Institute, Division of Research and Economic Development, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Art Department and International Learning Opportunities of Boise State University.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno
Artists in Dialogue
On Wednesday July 30th the Fundación ‘ace para el Arte Contemporáneo hosted the ‘aceNITE. Under the name Traces the work produced by the July artists-in-residence and a Argentinian artist invited to the SUB30 Program were presented.
Mimesis from Julie Krone (Australia) and Vestiges from Jessica Simmons (Chicago, USA) was exhibited in the Poliglota Room. In the Dialogue Space, Shed, an installation by Jill Fitterer (Idaho, USA) was exhibited, the artist also presented Hairstory-Herstory a community based project that started in Boise, Idaho and continued in the Centre Arminda Aberastury in Buenos Aires.
In the Transverse Space David López Mastrángelo (Argentina) presented an installation.
Is an event that occurs periodically, on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. During this time ´ace opens its doors and exhibition spaces to the community to show projects made by the artists in residence as exhibitions, installations and audiovisual presentations, art works of Argentine and Latin American artists selected in a free way through Fusionarte Contemporaneo, present books, art critics, hold performances or to do everything together!
International Projects, Site Specific
Moving Targets [Bs As]
Objetivos Móviles/Moving Targets-Buenos Aires was a co-curatorial project co-organized by the artist John Hitchcock (Director of the Printmaking Department and Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and the artist Alicia Candiani (Projecto´ace Director) framed in the residence that Hitchcock made with us from February 15th to March the 6th, 2008.
With the institutional support of the Ministry of Culture of the Municipality of Buenos Aires and Metrovías company partnership, Objetivos Móviles/Moving Targets-Buenos Aires results in an urban artistic action involving Colegiales neighborhood and displayed on the Metrovias Trains System in Argentina on Friday February 29, 2008 (a unique day in a leap-year!). The print action took place between the Federico Lacroze Station in the City of Buenos Aires and Fernández Moreno Station in Buenos Aires Province of the railroad Gral. Urquiza. These two stations united Proyecto’ace in Colegiales, Buenos Aires City and Centro de Edición. Directed by Natalia Giachetta, this is a litho workshop and gallery located in Saénz Peña, Buenos Aires Province. A group of 25 Argentine artists lead by John Hitchcock and Alicia Candiani, carried large banner prints through the train cart system. Each banner had several images of North America, South America and Caribbean artists’ works. 50 young up and coming artists (25 from South America and 25 from North America) and 50 established artists were invited to participate.
The banners, as large flags, were exhibited in two spaces in Argentina: the Proyecto’ace Studios and the platforms of the General Urquiza Train in front of Centro de Edición in Buenos Aires Province. Later they were exhibited in Pyramid Atlantic Art Center´s Main and Kunst Vault galleries from August 1 – October 3, 2009 in the United States.
ABOUT MOVING TARGETS INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
As a concept, Moving Targets involves presenting the print medium in a specific and meaningful way. It ties to the rich tradition that printmaking serves as a vehicle for expression of discontent and critique.
As an international print project reflecting social concerns moving via public transportation across borders, it aims to address on how public transport can become a means of cultural dissemination while emphasizing the historical tradition of graphics as a democratic vehicle for the communication of ideas.
The first action-exhibition was originally presented as Cultural Transport / Moving Target on a train between Berlin (Germany) and Poznan (Poland), co-organized by Keith Christensen and John Hitchcock within the framework of IMPACT IV in Germany. The title Moving Targets, expresses the difficulty in stopping something (shooting down–in military terms) that exists when trying to stop something or destroy it when it is in movement. The project uses trains, means of public transport, to disseminate cultural actions, thus the vehicle is literally the means of expression. Under the metaphor of what is in motion cannot be shot down, actions have been planned on the trains with printed works, also referring to the capacity of prints as agents that promotes reflection and change.
Emerging Argentine artists participating in the performatic action |Buenos Aires Daniela Karol, Magdalena Arnaud, Lucía Miranda, María Julieta Arnaut, Félix Torrez, Carolina Sosa, Josefina Zuain, Federico Signorelli, Juan Natch, Sofía Quirno, Fernanda Castelo, Valeria Zamparolo, Ignacio Luis Ravazzoli, Nicolás Monti, Isabel Gruppo | Córdoba Sergio David Alvarez, Gisele Rodriguez Polich, Maximiliano de los Ríos, Lucia Mendez, Ana Belen Saldias Lopez, Mariana Pavan, Iván Vianello, Micaela Damico Bossio | Santa Fé Javier Cazenave | Tucumán Martín De Negro.
Objetivos Móviles / Moving Targets
A John Hitchcock´s original project
Co-organized and co-curated by Alicia Candiani
in partnership with Centro de Edición Taller Galería
Director Natalia Giachetta
Selected and invited artists
NORTH AMERICA | Kim Ambriz, Plinio Avila, Michael Barnes, Marwin Begaye, Lisa Bulawsky, Keith Christensen, Justin Diggle, Timothy Dooley, David DuBose, Wanda Ewing, Bill Fick, Jill Fitterer, Ruthann Godollei, John Hancock, Dusty Herbig, Mike Houston, Hybrid Press/202c (Hitchcock & Busich), Drew Iwaniw, Anita Jung, Angela Lopez, John Lysak, Barb Madsen, Justin Maes, Nichole Maury, Phyllis McGibbon, Dylan McManus, Dennis McNett, Anna Moisiadis, Traci Molloy, Ayanah Moor, Johanna Mueller, Ashley Nason, Meghan O´Connor, Nancy Palmeri, Miguel A. Pena, David Raine, Curt Readel, Kathryn J Reeves, Derrick Riley, Jason Ruhl and Amy Newell, Humberto Saenz, Jenny Schmid, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Satan’s Camero, David & Kassie Teng, Daryl Vocat, Heather White, Aaron Wilson, Melanie Yazzie, Imin Yeh.
SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN | Sergio David Alvarez, Magdalena Arnaud, María Julieta Arnaut, Romina Biglieri, Silvana Blasbalg, Sergio Blatto, María Bonomi, Silvia Brewda, Juan Canavesi, Alicia Candiani, Rimer Cardillo, Fernanda Castelo, Hugo Cava, Javier Cazenave, Mariela Constant, Micaela D´amico Bossio, Maximiliano De los Ríos, Martín De Negro, Sebastián García Huidobro, Isabel Gruppo, Daniela Karol, Ana María McCarthy, Lucía Mendez, Patricia Miani, Ricardo Migliorisi, Lucía Miranda, Nicolás Monti, Adriana Moracci, Juan Natch, Mari Mater O´Neil, Néstor Otero, Mariana Pavan, Sofía Quirno, Ángel Ramírez, Ignacio Luis Ravazzoli, Rafael Rivera Rosa, Gisele Rodriquez Polich, Ana Belén Saldías López, María Mercedes Salgado, Carolina Salinas, Garvin Sierra, Federico Signorelli, Carolina Sosa, Félix Torrez, Rafael Trelles, Julio Valdez, Ivan Vianello, Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, Valeria Zamparolo, Josefina Zuain.