#7: Cohabitar Fronteras
Visual artist. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated in Marketing and educated in visual arts at the National University of Art, Argentina. He carried out artistic residences among them located in London, UK and in Epecuén located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As well as he performed artistic clinics curated and coordinated by María Lightowler and Claudio Roncoli.
I seek to reveal a new way of dealing with everyday life, confronting different cultures, rituals and creating new experiences building up ¨networks of consciousness¨. Drawing is my first tool in my works both inside and outside my studio, and at the same time I develop and put together interactive installations and experiences, for spaces, bands and festivals.
In a world overloaded with information and stimuli, I use drawing and sensory experiences as a meditation process, to convey the importance of self-knowledge, silence and connection with the environment. The imaginary, dreams, passages, invented worlds, opposition, borders (both material and mental) and cycles are recurrent concepts in my research, and nature is an endless source of questions and answers.
ABOUT COHABITAR FRONTERAS
Participating in Cohabitar Fronteras gave me the opportunity to delve into a subject I had already been working on, to meet and work together with people of great artistic and human quality. Although virtuality represented a challenge for me, it would not have been possible without it to meet people from other parts of the country and generate quests, essays and artistic works together.
1986 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
| Visual Arts, National University of Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 | 2017 | “Elevar” individual exhibition, Salón Paddock, Declared of cultural interest by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, Palermo Hippodrome, Buenos Aires.
2017 | “ “Zona Demersal¨, PLANKTON Artists Collective, Recoleta Cultural Center, Argentina.
2014 | “Não é só Futebol”, Calouste Gulbenkian Arts Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2013 | European-Latin American Biennial “BELA Graf”, Enokojima Center for the Creative Arts, Osaka, Japan
2013 | ¨Paper cubed” project at the Diogo de Sousa Museum, Braga, Portugal
2021 | Residence Epecuén, Epecuén, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020 | “Inventing a Town” coordinated by Florencia Rodriguez Giles, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 | “The expanded field of drawing”, Slade, University College of London, UK
Fellowships, Together Apart
#7 | COHABITING BORDERS: results
Artists in dialogue
From cohabiting to collapsing, and vice versa, those were the movements and actions that we proposed from ‘ace for the seventh edition of Together Apart. We chose the title Cohabiting Borders with the intention of exploring the complexities that occur in the exchange of living together, and because we understand the meeting format of this program as an exercise in itself of cohabitation of a frontier: the border between our online and offline existence.
For this collective research, we also defined three axes that helped us review some possible strategies for cohabiting borders, these were: pointing frontiers, deprogramming frontiers, and metabolizing frontiers.
In this way, we were also able to observe different types of borders that contemporary artistic practices explore, from geopolitical, climatic, and technological borders, as well as the borders between forms of knowledge and methods of linking with the world.
The participating artists designed collaborative dynamics based on their areas and disciplines of knowledge but above all, opening themselves to the encounter with the experience of the other(s). In this way, great relevance was given to the exchange and the works generated from the reflection on the possible points of articulation between artists from very varied contexts.
In tune with the online environment of the program, many artists used that condition of “being connected” as an object and means of research, development and presentation of their works. They used streaming platforms such as Twitch and social media visual resources (Instagram filters) or video games. Also, several of Google's tools were used. In some cases these were useful to observe photographic records of artificially generated borders between countries (Google Street View) and in others, the artists resorted to them to point out the limiting or creative interactions that are possible between human knowledge and artificial intelligences. (Google translate). In turn, there were many proposals that involved leaving the online world towards an exploration of the environments where each artist was and the records of it through
photographs, videos and the creation of video-essays.
Moved from the beginning by the desire to understand borders as membranes rather than walls, during the month of work, the artists began collaborative creative searches that have led to visual exercises that will be presented at the ´ace Foundation on Wednesday March 23 and that in many cases, they will be ongoing investigations.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno (curator), Alicia Candiani (Director at ´ace) and Andrés Knob (Executive Coordinator at ´ace).
Assistant: Florencia Alborcen.