27/07/2010

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, UK. 2010 (group exhibition)


Artist's Cups Throwaway World: Artist's Cups 26 June to 4 September It is estimated that over 22 billion disposable cups are used worldwide every year, with fast food outlets and coffee shops handing out thousands every second. For this exhibition we asked artists to use a single paper cup as the starting point for a new artwork to be exhibited in our gallery showcase. Despite the popular belief that paper cups are an environmentally friendly alternative to their Styrofoam counterparts, very little recycled products are used to make paper cups with most ending up as landfill or in the incinerator. This exhibition hopes to highlight the environmental concerns surrounding the use of disposable packaging in takeaway food, as well as breathe new life into this humble object that would normally be carelessly tossed away.

group exhibition. Argentina, 2009.

Group exhibition at the Argentinian Textile Art Center. This is a circular work with a wooden core, embroidery with chicken bones on cotton fabric. It has a crocheted 100% wool yarn and stuffed work on it. Everything is sewed, no glue is used here. The colors that I have chosen for this artwork are natural and almost neutral with a dark red accent in a crocheted sewing thread that emerge under the crocheted wool to drop forward to the limit.  The result is an abstract work full of little relationships where the primitivism, the craft, the feminism and the sublime are present.
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19/10/2009

Visceral. Argentina, 2008.


(Spanish)
Ensayo visual nombrado "Visceral" que investiga el uso de visceras animales (en este caso de vaca, asociada a las tradiciones alimenticias de Argentina y a la propia tradicion familiar, como asi tambien a cierta relacion entre Argentina y el Reino Unido), como adorno del cuerpo humano.
La modelo (Natalia Carmen Casielles, dramaturga, directora y actriz .En teatro "Sueño con Cebollas", su primera obra como dramaturga y directora, recibió por parte del jurado integrado por Griselda Gambaro, Mauricio Kartun y Luis Cano , el Premio Germán Rozenmacher de Nueva Dramaturgia organizado por el Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas (UBA) y el VII Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires) a pesar de ser acrtiz, no pudo controlar finalmente su rechazo a tal elemento "repulsivo". Con atractivas caracteristicas visuales y alimenticias, estas visceras nos transmiten instantaneamente la idea de muerte, de sometimiento a una especie (por parte de otra especie, humana), de aquel momento que nadie quiere experimentar como el de ser asesinado, comido y utilizado, en este caso como adorno profano.
La moda como expresion de religiosidad de una cultura, como parte de un lenguaje simbolico mas amplio, llamado arte, es lo que mueve mis reflexiones por esta direccion.
foto: Pato Ibarra

07/07/2009

Published written work. 2008. Argentina.


"SIGNO-DISCURSO. ARTE-MODA: UNA RELACION FUNDADA EN EL DISCURSO MITICO".
This is a book that I have written with Mirta Gaido -a philosophy teacher- in Argentina. It is about how the myth -as an essential discourse in each society- can built different orders, and as a consequence of this, different relationships among the individuals and between them and the system.
In this case, the analysis is focused on how Art and fashion are two different dimensions in our culture, because the specific mythic discourse that we have, drives us in that way. But it could be different. Art and fashion can be two opposite fields or they can be only one.

The book is written in Spanish. It has 138 pages and its size is 14 x 20 cm. No photos, only theory.
You can get it at:

Libreria tecnica CP67, florida 683 local 18 http://www.cp67.com/. Libreria Liberarte, Av. Corrientes 1555. Libreria Bocars, Av. Montes de Oca 456. Libreria Antigona, Av. Callao 737.+ Todas las Antigonas de Capital Federal. Mercadolibre.com.ar. Or you can contact me if you are not in Argentina.

award winning work


Argentina, 2007.
International Young Fashion Designers Competition ”Des Jeunes Createurs de Mode”
BAAM (Buenos Aires Alta Moda) Sheraton Hotel
Trabajo realizado con gasa de algodon teñida con te, lana y bordado con huesos.


Mencion de honor en la International Young Fashion Designers Competition ”Des Jeunes Createurs de Mode” cuyo desfile tuvo lugar en el marco de la semana de alta moda argentina (BAAM) en el Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel, organizada por Hector Vidal Rivas, 2007.

This work was about environmental issues -something quite new in Argentina at the moment-. I wanted to show the idea of death as a result of a wrong thinking's system, but at the same time as a possibility of deep change on the thinking structure.

Materials: cotton fabric; cow and chicken bones and yarn.

C.V. (Spanish)

Formación:
Postgrado “Desde la historia del arte a la curaduria de exposiciones: transferencia de Conocimientos” a cargo de la Dra. Patricia Arttundo. U.B.A. 2008.
Postgrado en Especialización en Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sustentable, Universidad Nacional del Comahue- CETERA, 2007.
Licenciada en Artes Visuales con orientación en Pintura, del Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (I.U.N.A.). 2007. Tesis “Signo-Discurso, la dialectica arte-moda desde el horizonte mitico”, calificada con diez sobresaliente y seleccionada por la universidad para su publicación.
Profesora Nacional de Pintura (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon, 2001.
Maestra Nacional de Dibujo (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Rogelio Yrurtia, 1995.

Cursos:
Diseño de indumentaria en la Escuela Argentina de Modas (2007-2008); Fotografia con Jonas Papier y con Pablo Garber, Arte y Moda con Marina De Caro y Serigrafia con Alfredo Larrosa en el CCRR, historia del arte en el MNBA, Escenografia en ENBAPP, entre otros.

Docencia:
2005-2008 Docente de educación plastica, Escuela Municipal N*16 D.E. 20.
2005 Docente ayudante de primera para la catedra D. Zuik de la asignatura Semiotica en el I.U.N.A.. Res.0770.
2003 Docente ayudante para la catedra Elena Oliveras de la asignatura Arte Contemporaneo I y II (S.E.U.) en el I.U.N.A., (sin resolucion).

Otros:
2009 Asistente de la artista Argentina Delia Cancela.

Premios:
3ra Mencion de honor en la International Young Fashion Designers Competition”Des Jeunes Createurs de Mode” cuyo desfile tuvo lugar en el marco de la semana de alta moda argentina (BAAM) en el Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel, organizada por Hector Vidal Rivas, 2007.

Publicaciones:
Libro de teoría “Signo-Discurso. Arte-Moda: una relación fundada en el discurso mítico”. Escrito junto a Mirta Gaido. Editorial Nexus. 2008.

Becas:
Becada por la Escuela Argentina de Modas para la capacitación de perfeccionamiento Vision Couture, 2008.

about me


I was born in Argentina (1978). I am living in England now. Formally, I have studied arts since I was 12 years old. First at all, I have attended to an special art school in Argentina called "Rogelio Yrurtia" where I got an Art Teacher degree for children; then I have attended to another art institution called "Prilidiano Pueyrredon" where I got another Art Teacher degree for adults, and finally I continued to study to get an BA (Bachelor in Arts) degree, at the public university (IUNA).
I have attended to several courses as well, like fashion design, ceramics, photography, art theory, etc.
I worked as a lecturer assistant for two years at the art university in Argentina, teaching contemporary Arts and Semiotic; and I was teaching art at a primary school for almost four years, before to came to England. I really enjoy teaching visual arts, however, today I prefer to put my attention on mines artworks. At the moment I like to use textile techniques for the works like crochet or embroidery, but maybe I will start to use painting again... it was my first love at my student stage.
I enjoy using natural materials -cotton, bones, clay, for example- or recycled ones, but I can use whatever things I need. I enjoy making little dolls, objects, 2D pieces or garments as well.
This year, I have just started a small company called KompoKo Studio. I will put more information about it as the company grows up a little more.
I am married, and my husband is a tattoo artist. He has a tattoo studio called Nexus in England. So you can imagine, Art for us is a way of living and a way to discover ourselves.
(Photograph taken by Delia Cancela, when we met in Paris, 2010.)