#7: Cohabitar Fronteras
Visual artist. He attended clinics and seminars with Patricio Larrambebere, Sofía Dourron, Alicia Candiani and Mónica Girón. He participated in the Proyecto PAC 2018 program, AB-ELE 2020 and the Torcuato Di Tella University Artists Program during the years 2021 and 2022. In 2019 Nicolás was part of Agua Dulce, an audiovisual project in collaboration with IN-SITU, cancer as injustice social, produced with the contribution of CONICET and created in Entre Ríos, Argentina. Also in 2018 she won the first Ceramics Prize at the prestigious 107th National Salon in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My work is an exploration between materials, imaginaries and everyday practices. I am interested in observing the relationships that exist between ways of doing, of thinking and what follows from them, as well as the meaning given in a given context. I work with installation, object, painting, video, ceramics and research.
ABOUT COHABITAR FRONTERAS
Together Apart: #Cohabitar Fronteras meant knowing and sharing views with the virtuality as a challenge. Personally, it made me rethink the idea of border, in the possible dynamics of work and the limits that were modified in the act of doing. I think that movement itself is positive and transferable to any practice.
1986 | Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 | Bachelor in Fine Arts, National University of Art, Argentina
2021 | Origin code: 24 artists, 13 cities, one thing, Salta, Argentina
2020 | Semillero (Seedbed), Ace Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Jardines de Buenos Aires, collective exhibition, Gachi Prieto, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 | Canto al Trabajo, El Obrador Creative Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2018 | Los preciosos contornos, A place in the world, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2021 | Mention in XXV Klemm Prize, Itaú Prize Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 | 14th UADE Award, Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.