September 27, 2023

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Fundación
Ama Amoedo

Ed #022023

Artist

Alejandra Venegas (Mexico City, Mexico, 1986) holds a degree in Visual Arts from the National School ¨La Esmeralda¨ (CDMX). In her practice converge painting, drawing and wood carving. Her work is an archeology of experiences, sensations and discoveries detonated from contemplation, documentation of nature and the use of manual labor. In 2018 she participated in the Casa Wabi Residency, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. She received the Young Creators Scholarship twice in painting (2013 and 2015) and was selected in the XVI Rufino Tamayo Biennial. Her work has been presented in several exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, including Nubada, Proyectos Monclova Gallery (CDMX, 2022); Timicho, Dürst Britt & Mayhew Gallery (The Hague, The Netherlands, 2019) and Quality time, Proxyco Gallery (New York, 2019).

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Ed #022023

Artist

Fritzia Irízar (Culiacán, Mexico, 1977) questions issues such as the social condition that allow the construction of different schemes and hierarchies of value, creating pieces that analyze elements and materials of everyday use on a symbolic, practical and commercial level. Irízar plays with the economic and symbolic revaluation of objects when they move from their common sphere to become part of art. In 2011, she obtained the grant BANCOMER-MACG and she was chosen by the commission of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) of the USA in its awards and commissions program. She has participated in several residencies, such as Les Récollets (France), AIR-KREMS (Austria), Headlands (USA), Ciudad de la Cultura de Galicia/CHARCO (Spain) and Casa Wabi (Mexico). Irizar participated at the Mercosur Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador) and BIENALSUR (Argentina). Her work is part of collections such as Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection (Mexico), Cisneros Fontanals Foundation (USA), Servais family Collection (Belgium), Catherine Petitgas Collection (France), Bank of Spain Collection, among others.

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Ed #012022

Artist

Edgardo Giménez (b. 1942, Santa Fe, Argentina) is an emblematic Argentine artist. Edgardo Giménez's career began in the 1960s as part of the avant-garde scene in Buenos Aires that emerged around the Instituto Di Tella. Over the years, his production has unfolded in paintings, sculptures, performances, scenographic works and architectural projects. Giménez has created iconic houses, such as the "Casa Azul" [Blue House], commissioned in 1971 by art critic Jorge Romero Brest and Marta Bontempi, built in City Bell, Buenos Aires. His works are in numerous museums and foundations in Argentina, the United States, Chile, Poland, and in important private collections.

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Ed #012022

Curator

María José Herrera (b. Argentina) is an independent curator and researcher. With a degree in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires, she currently teaches Museums studies at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and is a researcher at the Centro Materia, Arte y Cultura (UNTREF). She has served as Head of Research and Curatorship at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA, 1999-2012); Artistic Director of the MNBA (2008); President of the Argentine Association of Art Critics (2007-2016); Artistic Director of MACBA Buenos Aires (2012) and General Director of the Museo de Arte Tigre (2014-2018). Throughout her career, she has published numerous books and curated important exhibitions.

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