United States of America

Tracey Bullington
The Ground beneath Me

26.06.17 21.07.17

Tracey Bullington is a sub30 American artist who participated in the Artist in Residency program during July 2017. She works as a high school teacher in New Orleans where she teaches drawing, painting and other two dimensional media to high school students. As an educator, Tracey creates exhibitions and publication opportunities for young people in her community and has curated youth exhibitions at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and the Audubon Zoo. Tracey facilitated publication of Lo Inolvidable, a bilingual book of stories by Latino teenagers and recently completed a large public mural with her students. She has participated in a variety of group exhibitions in New Orleans, Boston, New York and Montreal.

THE GROUND BENEATH ME (by Tracey Bullington)

My work explores the relationship between text and image and the symbolism of objects. Upon arriving to Buenos Aires for the residency at ´ace, I was both excited and overwhelmed by the systems, customs and history of a city that was totally new to me. I constantly said things differently than I intended as I struggled to speak Spanish and usually found myself lost as I walked along the crisscrossing and converging streets around my apartment. As I struggled to get around and communicate, I began photographing objects that felt familiar and required no verbal explanation—the jungle gym in the park, for example, where kids played without needing instructions. I used these collected images to create a series of prints that explore communication across boundaries and comfort in an unfamiliar landscape.

Tracey Bullington
1991 | New Orleans. Louisiana, USA.

2014 | Master of Arts in Teaching, Tufts University. USA.
2013 | BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with Tufts University. USA.

2019 | What’s Left, Antenna Reading Room. New Orleans, USA.
2018 | Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, National Young Arts Foundation. Miami, USA.
2017 | Wishlist Show, 5 Press Gallery. New Orleans, USA.
2016 | Faculty Show, Grace King High School, Metairie. Louisiana, USA.
2015 | Millennial Tragedy, Antenna Gallery. New Orleans, USA.

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The Ground beneath Me
Tracey Bullington


On the night of the ´aceNITE titled Pliego (“Fold”),  the sub30 artist in Exploration Residency, Tracey Bullington, had the opportunity to share the works developed during her time in the ´ace workshop in an open studio. The artist and art teacher used photolithography and chine-collé to explore the deposit of images that her stay in Buenos Aires had generated.

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On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, several international projects were presented at the house of Fundación´ace with the presence of an interesting variety of artists, colleagues and their friends and families.

The artists in residence of the period, Kelsey Miller, Tracey Bullington and Danielle O’Brien (all from the USA) showed the results of their residency periods. Kelsey presented her project The Forecast in the Transversal Space, Tracey shared her work in process at The Workshop and Danielle showed her artwork, an in-between sculpture, assemblage and painting, at La Torre, where she worked during her residency.

The Central Hall and the Dialogue Space hosted the 9th session of the International Self-Portraits Project, led by Alicia Candiani and Catherine Bebout from Montclair State University. A project that involved artists from different countries and contexts and produced work reflecting on the issue of self-representation.

In the Políglota Room, El Pliego was exhibited, an international project organized by the Grupo dx5 of the University of Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Arts of the University of Quebec in Canada, to which ´ace was invited to take part. In dialogue with this international project, the video Fold by Marcela Casals (Argentina/USA) was shown. Cazals was a resident artist of ´ace in 2014 and this time her video was selected from the open call of the Seedbed Program.

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

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Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

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.

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