Artists

Argentina

Micaela Muzi
Controversia límite/desborde

28.01.19 22.02.19

Artist’s statement:

Life elicits questions and art becomes a way to generate dialogues in an attempt to create new perspectives of reality. My work emerges from the observation and interpretation of the world around me and the exploration of the infinite possibilities of colours. The investigative path I choose to undertake revolves around reflection and creation, contention and fluidity. Themes such as the scope of the body, the social spheres and the transversalities between art, science and technology are materialised in different visual languages through my work.

Project: LIMIT/OVERFLOW OF CONTROVERSY

Implementing geometry as a metaphor for social regime, I seek to delve into the biological, technological and social transversalities that interfere in the development of individuals´ subjectivity. Subjectivity constitutes the basis for existence and the content that defines us. It is a dynamic entity through which we think, dream, feel, desire and experiment the world around us. Is there a possibility for the development of subjectivity inside the current parameters of the social regime?

Geometry, precise and delimited figures, symbolise the morphology upon which social systems are structured and built. Do limits contain and give structure or on the contrary, do they restrict and generate alienation? Does the act of overflow present fluidity and a possibility for change or, on the contrary, does it condemn us to live in a schizophrenic fluidity? Does the split of the social regime develop into a fertile territory to cultivate an equilibrium, or, does it turn into an arid zone with irreparable fissures? This inquiry delves into the circumstantial clash between limit and overflow.
In our contemporaneity, the rise of the visual and the proliferation of images establish an era of visuality. In this way, technology becomes a key factor of the socio-cultural formation of individuals. Does the possibility to develop subjectivity exist inside the technological sphere we are immersed in? Can splits in the technological structure be generated to become fertile ground in the sphere of mass-media standardisation spread by our screens? Does technology’s geometrical thinking and its cerebellum of data-storage plates limit individuals’    synapsis?

BIO
Micaela Muzi
1994. Córdoba, Argentina.

Bacherlor in Arts and Cultural Management in visual arts, Universidad Provincial de Córdoba, undergoing the preparation of her thesis.
2017 Visual Arts from ESBA Figueroa Alcorta

2013-2016 Workshop by Ariel Martinez Archina
2012-2016 Workshop by Marta Milliani
2012  AICE Exam of Art and Design with honors (Advanced International Certificate of Education)- Cambridge.

Related Activities

Exhibitions

Controversy limit/overflow
Micaela Muzi

20.02.19 08.03.19

Micaela Muzi presented her project “Controversy limit/overflow” at the first ´aceNITE of 2019, ehich she produced during her residency at Fundación´ace.

 

CONTROVERSY LIMIT/OVERFLOW (by Micaela Muzi)

Implementing geometry as a metaphor for social regime, I seek to delve into the biological, technological and social transversalities that interfere in the development of individuals’ subjectivity. Subjectivity constitutes the basis for existence and the content that defines us. It is a dynamic entity through which we think, dream, feel, desire and experiment the world around us. Is there a possibility for the development of subjectivity inside the current parameters of the social regime?

Geometric, precise and delimited figures, symbolize the morphology upon which social systems are structured and built. Do limits contain and give structure or on the contrary, do they restrict and generate alienation? Does the act of overflow present fluidity and a possibility for change or, on the contrary, does it condemn us to live in a schizophrenic fluidity? Does the split of the social regime develop into a fertile territory to cultivate an equilibrium, or, does it turn into an arid zone with irreparable fissures? This inquiry delves into the circumstantial clash between limit and overflow.

In our contemporaneity, the rise of the visual and the proliferation of images establish an era of visuality. In this way, technology becomes a key factor of the socio-cultural formation of individuals. Does the possibility to develop subjectivity exist inside the technological sphere we are immersed in? Can splits in the technological structure be generated to become fertile ground in the sphere of mass-media standardization spread by our screens? Does technology’s geometrical thinking and its cerebellum of data-storage plates limit individuals’ synapsis?

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BIO
Micaela Muzi
1994 | Córdoba, Argentina.

Degree in Art and Cultural Management with orientation in visual arts, University of Córdoba, undergoing her thesis project
2017 | Visual artist graduated from ESBA Figueroa Alcorta, Córdoba
2013-2016 Art Workshop by Ariel Martinez Archina
2012-2016 Art Workshop by Marta Milliani

AWARDS

2012 | AICE Exam of Art and Design with Honors (Advanced International Certificate of Education) – Cambridge.

´aceNITE, Exhibitions

Intangible Territories
Artists in dialogue

20.02.19

On Wednesday February 20th, our first ´aceNITE of the year took place, opening the exhibitions of guest artists Alicja Habisiak-Matczak, Probable Spaces and Tomasz Matczak Atmospheres, from the Sztuk Pięknych Academy of Art and Design in Lodz (Poland).

At the same time, our artists in residence presented their projects: Camila Salcedo Guevara (Venezuela/Canada) performed her piece Miss Universe/o: Comandanta America, and Micaela Muzi (Córdoba, Argentina) exhibited her installation Controversia límite / desborde, a project that seeks, taking geometry as a metaphor for social regime, to investigate biological, technological and social transversalities that intervene in the construction of subjectivity in individuals.

Guillermo Mena (Córdoba, Argentina), artist awarded a scholarship by Fundación´ace, made a micro-Residency at the end of 2018 working in the transversal space. In this ´aceNITE, Guillermo presented Paisaje redundante e irrecuperable, site-specific mural done with charcoal and the record of “imprints” (rescuing the ephemeral drawing material contained in those walls).

International Projects

Cubes of Temptations
Artists in dialogue

14.11.19 17.11.19

In 2019 FIG Bilbao, International Art on Paper Festival,  reinforced its international character by designating Argentina as a guest country and including the Fundación´ace as one of the invited Argentine institutions. According with this,  the foundation participated in a special project within the fair: the “Cubes of Temptations”. This is an exhibition space made up of 2x2x2 meters wooden cubes where emerging artists and / or advanced students carry out interventions taking as a central theme paper in any of its variants. This section of the fair wants to give visibility, disseminate and enhance emerging artistic practices and are offered as utopian spaces to carry out projects based on works on paper that embrace / coexist / dialogue together with the continent (the wooden cube), which instead it can be transformed into content.

Within this framework, the organizers offered Alicia Candiani, our director, the curatorship of four of the “Cubes of Temptations”. The proposal was a very welcome challenge for Alicia, completely  alined with her theoretical and practical explorations about the expansion of the limits of artistic practices that involve print media and art on paper, that both have been developed within our residency program. In the selection process, she focused on artists  who had worked (whether on scholarships, in residences or with specific projects) in any of the different Proyecto´ace programs, in such a way that our participation expressed our vision of contemporary graphics and at the same time showed pieces produced in our workshops where we work collaboratively.

The final selection included Laurel Ponturo, Ian Ballantyne, Juan Reos and Micaela Muzi. The artists were then asked to make a new installation proposal for the cubes based on what they produced with us, recommending consider the cubes as a space to intervene and not simply as a container to hang the work. The selected artists were invited to travel to Bilbao to make their interventions, participated in all the associated activities, gave workshops and competed for the Temptation Cubes Award, which was finally awarded to Micaela Muzi, one of our invited artists, with a project carried out during her residency in ´ace at the beginning of the same year.

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Fundación´ace invited to the 8º FIG BILBAO. International Festival of Printmaking and Art on Paper.
Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao, España

CURATOR
Alicia Candiani

SELECTED ARTISTS
Ian Ballantyne
Micaela Muzi
Laurel Ponturo
Juan Reos

CUBOS´AWARD
Residencia en Fundacion CIEC, España
Micaela Muzi

Artistas relacionados
Micaela Muzi
Ian Ballantyne

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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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

2nd Open Call
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline April 30th, 2021

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