Visual artist focused on investigating the relationship and contact procedures in image reproduction media such as woodcut, metal engraving, lithography in the extended field. She also works with monotypes, graphic-pictorial elements of drawing and painting, digital, photography, artist books, engraving- object and installation.
Engraving is my main artistic language, through which I develop my reflections and poetic productions that involve the concepts of image-reproduction, ephemeral-permanence, time-space. With the gesture of recording an image, I try to create a certain permanence of an ephemeral moment and as subtle and delicate incisions appear on the surface of a matrix. I use densities and transparencies between presences and absences, whose traditional printing procedures are articulated with contemporary engraving.
My participation in the Project ´Ace: Juntos a La Distancia, initially, was given by the possibility of getting in touch with other artists, sharing thoughts, reflections, coexistence, and fundamentally, knowing a little more about the creation process of other artists and the particularity of their productions.
I loved the proposal related to the development of the Frontera concept, which allowed me to expand and find new experiences in my creative process. In the individual activity, I took several photographs where the presence and absence of light stands out, I also made videos called ¨Inspire and Breathe¨ related to the problems we are currently experiencing, the internal and external limits of our body, the limits, the confinement and social isolation due to the global pandemic.
The reflections in a small group were very interesting, we tried to find our proximity as well as the artistic and cultural differences. In that process the bird emerged as a symbolic and metaphorical element to reflect on the importance of nature reserves. A counterpoint between air borders and maritime territories with birds that migrate freely, they cross freely, there are no borders for them.
However, there are also human-made obstacles, such as border conflicts, threats, and biopolitical transgressions. The experiences carried out from the Projecto ´Ace; they were very enriching, opening new paths that led to deepening my reflections on my artistic production.
1950 Montenegro, RS, Brazil
Lives and works in São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil
2005 | PhD in Visual Arts, Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2003 | PhD internship at the Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris I, France
1995 | Master of Visual Arts, Programa de Posgrado de la Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
1973 | Degree in Design and Plastic Arts, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Feevale, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2019 | Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine, Trois-Rivières (BIECTR), Canadá
2019 | Nature et imaginaire, Centre Culturel L’ESCALE, Levallois-Perret, Francia
2018 | Dialógy, Bratislava, Eslovaquia
2016 | Diálogos con las Naciones, ONU, Ginebra, Switzerland
2011 | Sete Dias + Sete Dias, Exposición individual (instalación), Instituto Estatal de Artes Visuales, Fotogalería Virgilio Caligari, Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
2021 | Juntos a la Distancia: FRONTERA, Proyecto ´Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | 3rd Prize, Exposición Internacional de Mini Grabado, Cantabria, Spain
2019 | 5th Enter into Art 2019, Excellence Award, Printing, Cologne, Germany
1988 | Premio Petrobrás-Repar, VIII Engraving Exhibition, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
2019 | Synchronies Invisibles, échanges France/Brésil, Taylor Foundation, shared curatorship with Ana Sartori, Paris, France
2015 | Travessias: lo mismo y lo otro –Curatorship- Pinacoteca da Feevale Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
2013 | Forapalavradentro – Curatorship- Espaço Cultural Teatro Feevale, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
2011 |Marcas, pasajes y condensaciones:investigations of a process in contemporary engraving. Porto Alegre, Brazil
#4 | FRONTERA: results
Artistas en diálogo
Frontera was the theme that we took as the practical and conceptual framework for the fourth session of the new online program Together Apart. This site compiles the results of the cohort in Spanish that worked from February 22 to March 15, 2021 with 22 artists from Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, the United States, Mexico and Portugal.
Through 4 encounters we collectively and individually created ideas and artworks which explored a non-binary approach of the topic. The participant artists also had the possibility to dialogue with international artists invited to present their contributions and explorations in relation to the topic (Roberto Celis and Daniela Rivera). For this session we also gave priority to moments of peer review or collective feedback and to open discussions which drifted through issues of art and therapy, art and research, participatory art, the complexity of artistic collaboration and how collective practice appears to be a right to claim even more in moments of isolation.
Frontiers as geopolitical frontiers, as cultural, bio-political; frontiers as limits and as separations within the artistic disciplines, frontiers as hegemonic considerations of our bodies and identities.
Through different theoretical readings and artistic references, and through the proposals of each of the participant artists, we identified the importance of liminal states, the non-binary, we assumed the difficulty of inhabiting the in-between but also recognized that art practice is what allows us to live in ambiguous states and to constantly raise questions. We also explored other practices as breathing techniques, meditation and knowledge and skills sharing as methods to break through discriminative or isolating frontiers.
Through poetry, film, online performances, video art and the creation of a network for artists through the method of “participatory asset mapping”, the artists from this cohort created in search of commonalities in their migrant’s everyday experiences, resonances among the natural conditions of the places they live in, the links among their identities and psychological researches and in search of practical collaborations to continue working in the future.
DANIELA RUIZ MORENO | Curator-in-residence