María Fourcade is a young artist who’s finishing her artistic education and has great dedication to art. At ´ace, she made a micro-Residency where, through photolithography, she explored the image and legend of La Telesita.
I say La Telesita.
One chacarera more among so many others dedicated and danced in honor of the innocent saint consumed by the flames in the thick of the santiagueño mountains (regarding the area of Santiago del Estero, Argentina).
In an almost inevitable interrelation, the folklore, the legends and the dance, look for those stories hidden in the most recondite places of the country. As many other times I liked to do so, I rescued this story from among many others.
At first, I was attracted to its protagonists. The dancing fire, the movements of a tireless dancer and her ashes found among the trees. At times, I suspected that the process would be like fire. Dynamic, intense and almost possessing a life of its own.
It is a small challenge to continue with a job that began almost four years ago. More than anything because of the different changes that occurred over time. Although the process continues around the Argentine legend of La Telesita, the way of working it, techniques and printing media are adapting to my own formation. The vision of the same process, both my own and that of my guides, tutors and colleagues, varies in the same way that it nourishes each work and each new idea.
1995 | Córdoba, Argentina.
Lives and works in Córdoba, Argentina.
2017 | Finished the fourth year of Bachelor in Printmaking and third year of Professorship at National University of Cordoba
2017 | MuNoGra Initiative (Museo Nómade del Grabado), Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013-2016 | Annual exhibitions Chair Engraving, Faculty of Arts, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
2017 | Special mention for her piece Huarmi Sumaj. 1st Small Format call National International Identity / Diversity. U.N.E.R.