June 07, 2023

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo


Marcela Sinclair

Marcela Sinclair (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an artist and a teacher. Her work explores themes of displacement and geometry through practices that include drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and site-specific interventions. She received a degree from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires and studied with artist Tulio de Sagastizábal. Sinclair has completed residencies at El Basilisco (Buenos Aires) and Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia, 2009). She received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts of Argentina (2012), and the first prize for sculpture from the institution (2017). Sinclair’s work has been exhibited in institutions throughout Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Italy, and Germany. Recent exhibitions include The future has arrived (a while ago) at Centro Cultural Kirchner, (Buenos Aires, 2016); Is she a lovely thing at Museo Cerralbo, (Madrid, 2017); and Disruptions, presented by Art Basel Cities Buenos Aires at Collins Park, (Miami, 2019).

During FAARA residency, Sinclair focused on investigating the links between the architecture of seaside cities of Punta del Este and Miami. She also worked on the production of watercolors and acrylic pieces, and participated with a site-specific work in Campo Artfest (2021), which takes place in Pueblo Garzón, Uruguay.

  • Marcela Sinclair. Casa Comunal, 2021.
    Interactive installation with plaster pieces reproducing buildings in Buenos Aires. Variable measures. BienalSur, Museo Fernández Blanco, Buenos Aires, 2021.
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  • Marcela Sinclair. Nave, 2022.
    Sculpture group made with iron in process of oxidation. 13 x 5 x 5 m. Puertos, Escobar, Buenos Aires, 2022. Image courtesy of Puertos.
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  • Marcela Sinclair. Spill / Derrame, 2019.
    Site-specific interactive installation of colored stones matching Ugo Rondinone's work Miami Mountain, 2016. Variable dimensions. Collins Park, Miami, 2019. Photo Eric Sierra. Courtesy of Art Basel.
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  • Marcela Sinclair. Transtemporal, 2021.
    Intervened photography. 150 x 150 cm. CAMPO Artfest, Pueblo Garzón, 2021.
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  • Marcela Sinclair. Tocado, from the series ‘Fuga, joya’, 2019.
    Dry pastas of different designs threaded in cotton string and display. 42 x 25 x 25 cm.