February 04, 2023

in José Ignacio, Uruguay

Fundación
Ama Amoedo

Mission


Fundación Ama Amoedo is a non-profit foundation conceived with the mission of creating a lasting impact on the contemporary Latin American art ecosystem. We aim to foster the presence of artists from the region and broaden their visibility in the global art scene.

Based in Uruguay and founded in 2021, Fundación Ama Amoedo was established to formalize the patronage of Amoedo, who has been a philanthropist, collector, and arts supporter for over two decades. Fundación Ama Amoedo is interested in expanding the dialogue and networks of the arts of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diaspora, with a focus on the Argentine and Uruguayan scenes.

Concentrated on extending the recognition and social value of artistic work, Fundación Ama Amoedo promotes diverse perspectives and outlets by offering artists and cultural workers different initiatives to support their practices, such as grants, programs, and artist residencies.

With a strong commitment to deepening understanding of Latin American art, the Foundation actively partners with local and international organizations. Seeking to amplify the social and educational aspect, we also support institutions and exhibitions that encourage a distinct and pluralistic outlook on the field.

Our Founder

Amalia Amoedo is philanthropist, art collector, and patron. For over two decades, she has actively supported artists, cultural agents and numerous institutions independently, consolidating with the creation of the Ama Amoedo Foundation numerous years of accompaniment of the contemporary art scene.

She is currently a member of the Acquisitions Committee of the International Latin American Circle of the Pompidou Center (Paris), the Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Art Fund of the MoMA (New York), the International Committee and former president of the arteBA Foundation (Buenos Aires), the Association of Friends of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, and the International Advisory Council of the Americas Society (New York). Born in Argentina, Amalia Amoedo lives and works in Uruguay.

Team


Amalia Amoedo

(ella / she / her)

Founder Director


Verónica Flom

(ella / she / her)

Director

vflom@fundacionamaamoedo.org


Laura Hakel

(ella / she / her)

Curator of the Collection and Artistic Projects

lhakel@fundacionamaamoedo.org


Camila Pazos

(ella / she / her)

Residences Coordinator

residencia@fundacionamaamoedo.org


Azul Gattás

(ella / she / her)

Residences Assistant

programas@fundacionamaamoedo.org


Valentín Demarchi

(el / he / him)

Design and Communication

vdemarchi@fundacionamaamoedo.org


Our Space

Fundación Ama Amoedo is based in Uruguay and it is from here that we seek to strengthen and give visibility to Latin American art. Our residencies take place in Casa Neptuna, a house specially commissioned to the Argentinian artist and designer Edgardo Giménez. With a playful external structure featuring vibrant colors, Casa Neptuna was conceived to incite creative thinking. Located in José Ignacio, Uruguay, it is surrounded by the natural oceanic environment and native forest.


Read more about Casa Neptuna

Website & Visual Identity

The graphic identity for Fundación Ama Amoedo is designed by Oficina Laura Escobar and is based on the architecture of Casa Neptuna, the rhythms of nature, and a deceleration of the creative process. The design was inspired by the lunar phases that can be observed from our residency location in José Ignacio, Uruguay. The graphical fluid label system behaves like a living organism that adapts and evolves through a real-time database based on the phases of the moon. The typeface was specially designed for the Foundation.

Collection

For over 20 years, Amalia Amoedo has been building a contemporary art collection of Argentine and South American art. With approximately 450 works, ranging from the 1920s to the present, Ama Amoedo Collection encompasses a range of artistic manifestations that shaped the discourse of modern and contemporary art. With a strong commitment to a responsible and ethical practice, today the collection is expanding towards Latin American artists from across the region.

With a founding core of Argentine art, the collection includes important pieces of concrete and abstract art from the ‘40s, as well as emblematic works of pop art developed in the ‘60s around the mythical Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires. An in-depth focus in the collection is the art that emerged within a certain scene during the return of democracy in Argentina throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It includes artists that actively supported freedom and highlighted the political expression of the body and sexuality, opened alternative exhibition spaces, and brought non-traditional materials to the field of contemporary art.

The collection welcomes research requests and loan requests, and it frequently contributes to exhibitions around the world. It also cooperates with donations of works to art institutions to promote a wider vision of the South American, Central American, Caribbean and Latin American diaspora scene.


Enquires

infocoleccion@fundacionamaamoedo.org

Marta Minujín. Untitled, 1973 - 1974. Acrylic on canvas, 49.21 x 49.21 in.

Marcelo Pombo.The Unfinished Spell], 2008. Enamel on panel, 27.55 x 39.37 in.

Juan Del Prete. Composition, 1948. Oil on board, 27,16 x 19,48 in.

La Chola Poblete, Untitled, 2021. Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, 126 x 100 cm, Ed 3/3.

Juan Grela. Neuamati opopli, 1980. Pastel on paper, 24,80 x 18,11 in.

Marcia Schvartz. Trentesimosecondo Song - I Heard Them Tell Me "Tread Carefully", 2018. Oil with texture and impasto mixed with a porous material on canvas, 62.99 x 70.86 in.

Ana Gallardo. Untitled, 2015. Charcoal on paper, 59 x 74,8 in.

Delia Cancela & Pablo Mesejean. Girls with the Gardener, 1969. Ink, watercolor and pencil on paper, 14.96 x 10.82 in.

Germaine Derbecq. Composition 1, 1964. Oil on canvas, 31,10 x 44,88 in.

Eduardo Navarro. Light creates eye, eye creates distance, distance creates touch, touch creates affection, 2021. Chalk on black paper, 85,82 x 59 in.

Fernanda Laguna. Windows, 2020. Acrylic on canvas with cut- outs. 32 1/4 x 27 1/8 in.