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Sebastián Fund

24.07.23 11.08.23

This Thursday, July 20th, Argentine-Mexican artist Sebastián Fund inaugurated his exhibition The Hallucinated Path of the Nahual in the House of Culture of the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the company of the curator of this printmaking exhibition, Rafael Toriz.

Rafael is a Mexican writer and translator who, on the contrary, was born in Mexico and lived in Argentina for 12 years and was the one who, due to his closeness to ´ace and our programs, introduced this artist to our team. Thus, invited by Fundación´ace, Sebastián has been in residence working with us and producing new works using new techniques.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sebastián Fund began his artistic studies at the age of 16 and graduated from the Facultad de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad Veracruzana (UV), specializing in printmaking. He has continued his training in various graphic techniques together with prominent teachers of the discipline, such as Per Anderson, José Luis Cuevas and Carla Rippey, as well as with Salvador Cruzado, Iván Lafontaine, Norberto Marrero and Janette Brossard, among others. In 2011, he co-founded the Médula Negra printmaking studio.

Throughout his career, he has made various collaborations as an illustrator and his work is part of the cover of the book Brava y Navaja, a title by Alejandra Castro published by the Tierra Adentro Editorial Fund (FETA) of the Ministry of Culture. He has also collaborated in La Culturosa, a supplement to the newspaper La Jornada Veracruz published in Xalapa. In 2018 he was an illustrator for a dossier for the magazine Tierra adentro, of the Ministry of Culture, and for the magazine La Palabra y el Hombre, of the Universidad Veracruzana. He has participated in more than 40 collective and individual exhibitions, both national and international. He has collaborated with the Instituto Veracruzano de la Cultura carrying out various activities such as exhibitions, exposales and conversations; He has been a beneficiary of PECDA three times in the Young Creators category in 2010, 2012 and 2016. In 2021 he was selected by the National System of Art Creators (SNCA).

BIO
Sebastian Fund
1985 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Xalapa, México

EDUCATION
2014 | Bachelor in Visual Arts oriented to Printmaking. Facultad de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
2010 | Printmaking Workshop: chine collé printing with Sandria Hu (from Houston Clear University, Texas). Facultad de Artes Plásticas, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
2008 | Xerox Transfer Process workshop, with David Jones (from Columbia Collage, Chicago). Printmaking workshop at the Facultad de Artes Plásticas, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
2008 | “Colografía: una técnica experimental” workshop, with Cuban masters Norberto Marrero and Janette Brossard. Printmaking workshop at the Facultad de Artes Plásticas, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

EXHIBITIONS
2023 | El sendero alucinado del nahual. Casa de la Cultura del Ministerio de Cultura de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Boca Sorda. Galería Brújula, Mexico
2019 | Tren Eterno. Biblioteca Henestrosa, Oaxaca de Juárez , Mexico
2017 | Bestias Negras. Centro Cultural Atarazanas, Mexico
2015 | Tres cuadras para un beso. Casa del Lago UV, Mexico

RESIDENCIES
2023 | ´acePIRAR. Fundación´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021 | La Buena Impresión workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico
2020 | La Ceiba Gráfica, Mexico
2013 | Universidad de las Artes (ISA), Cuba

AWARDS
2022 | Selected for the Sistema Nacional de Creadores Artísticos, Mexico
2012 | Selected for the Portugal Printmaking Biennial, Portugal
2011 | Selected for the Bienal de Artes Gráficas José Guadalupe Posada en Aguascalientes, Mexico
2010 | Selected for the II Bienal Nacional de Artes Gráficas Shinzaburo Takeda, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
2010 | Winner of the Young creators Fellowship at IVEC, Veracruz, Mexico

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

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Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
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Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
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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

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