Artists

Spain

Marta Simeón
Monstr'Art

29.11.16 23.12.16

Marta Simeón is a Spanish artist who, through her constant travels and stays in artistic residenceies or workshops in Europe and Africa, has achieved a strong formation in engraving, painting, illustration and artistic reflection.

During her time at ´ace, she researched on a technical level by learning a new technique for her as silk-aquatint and on a theoretical level on the idea of ​​”monster” or “monstrous”, being the visual and literary arts of our country a great inspiration for her work.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am interested in the figuration that is presented directly and hidden, surpassed by the division and articulation of pictorial spaces, like the sequence of a dream. The images appear as inventories of an idea of ​​nature and the very nature of the mind, while it stores images, recreates them and transforms them. The clashes between the autonomy of painting / drawing and my own experience, between the images in which I identify myself, the images of the unconscious and the new images for my brain. I recreate successively in the same subjects in a symbolic way, because for me the subjects change as my memory adds images and serve as a testimony to this process. That is why my themes encompass a basic imaginary: people, animals, trees, houses and what I call “being” (being indefinable / animism). They are usually intertwined, creating different readings, sometimes invisible but profound… as my concept of habitat /house/nature/tree… Or references to mythologies and ancestral cultures in the mixture of animals: centaurs, sirens, winged dogs, etc. The theme is a way of maintaining a point of attention for the emergence of the new. The same issues dealt with in my Mediterranean environment differ in Valencian in form, color and techniques in relation to those made in my last place of residency, Morocco, although you can see a continuity / essence in the treatment, graphic search and style.

BIO
Marta Simeón
1982 | Spain
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

EDUCATION
2005 | Degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

EXHIBITIONS
Biennial of Marrakech
Extramuros, Art gallery Rosa Santos. Spain
Marché du livre de Mariemont, Royal Museum of Mariemont. Belgium
Salon du livre petite édition. Grand Lyon, France
Urbino- Miasto Grafiki. Lodz, Poland
8 Triennale de Chamelieres Mondial de l’Estampe et de la gravure originale. Chamalieres, France
1st Biennial of Casablanca. Morocco
Faces and Houses, Galerie Empreinte. Morocco

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Ideas in Process, Galeria 9 and Real Atarazanas of Valencia, Spain
Residence Studio AlFaRa gràfica, Salamanca, Spain
Residence in Casa del Arte, Casablanca, Morocco
International Art Residence Ifitry, Morocco

Proyecto´ace
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

Buses

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

Subway/Metro

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

Train

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.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022

 

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