United States of America

Julia Sharpe

26.01.15 13.02.15

Julia Sharpe was one of the artists in residence in the year 2015. Her work philosophically investigated the construction of the artistic images.


Theodor Adorno writes: “Artworks are afterimages of empirical life.” My project takes this statement literally, and seeks to create a body of prints that are afterimages of reality. I want to explore what it means to make an “afterimage” of an event, person, or place. I ask, what allows something to be seen? How do we come to see a thing? What remains of a thing once it is no longer present? How do histories fade or become permanent in both the personal and cultural psyche? I am concerned both with the aesthetic questions and political implications that this project seeks to explore.

This project builds upon my previous project Dark Matter which seeks to give form to that which is unseen or immaterial. I will use Buenos Aires as source material for these afterimages, creating layered prints from negatives taken in and around the city. I will also select key readings to inform upon this exploration such as Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory as well as Roberto Bolano’s fiction.

Julia Sharpe
1990 | Virginia, USA.

2011 | Studied abroad in London with NYU (New York University). UK.
2012 | Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, USA.
2012 | Studies of Modern Studies and Cinematography.

2014 | Solo exhibition/installation at local artist space the Garage. Group exhibitions at SURPRISE/The Bridge PAI and MOLT/ Chroma Projects closing exhibition.

2013 | Resident artist in Chroma Projects.

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


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


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


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.

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