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Mônica Lóss
#Frontera

22.02.21 15.03.21

Mônica Lóss is a multimedia visual artist, designer and art educator born in Brazil. She currently lives in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, where she currently lives and works as a visual artist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and art of teaching degree in visual arts from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. At the same institution, she has a postgraduate degree in surface design and a Master’s degree in art and education. Currently is a member of the artistic group Goma Grupa and in recent years she has participated in exhibitions in different cities in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Europe. She won the CAPES scholarship for doing a Master degree at the Federal University of Santa María in Santa María, Brazil. As she was also awarded with her work “Manipulated Eyes” with the Acquisition Prize of Fundarc in Gravataí, Brazil.

ARTIST´S STATEMENT

My work starts with the investigation of textiles and everything that gravitates in its orbit, where I deal with materiality and craftsmanship as an expanded field and that transits between other languages such as photography, performance and objects, resulting a diversified body of work.

In textile constructions, I explore organic forms, volumes, recesses, hollow, flatand and empty spaces in order to address one of the central points in my research, which is the notion of refuge.

This theme is presented as a common thread, visible or invisible, based on aesthetic, formal or conceptual elements that dialogue with what emerges from nature, from bodies (human-animal), memories, identities, notion of belonging and also, on contemporary production methods.

ABOUT FRONTIER

Participate in “Together apart; Frontera ” was a very enriching opportunity to expand my artistic research. Also to reflect and produce from the proposed devices, it will continue to reverberate in my artistic process from now on.

All the actions proposed by the program were very well articulated and provided the opportunity to build a meaningful and unforgettable experience, both as individual work and in group work.

BIO
Mônica Lóss
1978 Soledade Brazil
Lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan,USA

STUDIES
2013 | PhD in Arts, University of Barcelona, Spain
2007 | Master of Education, Federal do Santa MariaUniversity, Brazil
2004 | Bachelor of Arts and Education, Federal do Santa Maria University, Brazil
2003 | Bachelor of Fine Arts,  Federal do Santa Maria University, Brazil

EXHIBITIONS
2021 | Se antes do fim… Maré Foto Festival, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
2020 | Dissidências, Galeria Virtual Apotheke, Florianópolis, Brazil
2020 | 1° Salão Nacional de Artes Visuais Virgínea Artigas. Artrilha, Brazil
2020 | International online exhibition Casúlo, Confluences of Art, Tucumán, Argentina
2020 | Deep Blue See, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

RESIDENCIES
2020 | Residency Volante, 4ª edición, Maskarada Collective, Brasília, Brazil

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#4 | FRONTERA: results
Artistas en diálogo

15.03.21

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

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021

 

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