(Born in Argentina, 1941. Resides in New York since 1964). Techniques: printmaking, works on canvas, photography, video, installations and public art projects. Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980, three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (1985, 1996, 1999), the Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (1994) and seven PSC- CUNY research awards (from 1994 to 2004). Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, from 1991 to 2007.
Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is represented in many public and private collections, among them: TATE Modern Collection, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela; Philadelphia Museum of Art; La Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France; The New York Public Library; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia; Blanton Museum, Austin, TX; Museo del Barrio, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; The Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York; Museo Tamayo, México D.F.; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Daros Collection Zurich, Switzerland; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires; Brooklyn Museum, NY, NY Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
During my career, the choice of photography as the means of capturing the real occurred in 1968, as a printmaker, when I used a series of ten black and white photographs to produce a book of photo-etchings titled “Wrinkle”. Photography was a means to make also photo-silk-screens that I will print on paper, canvas or directly on the white wall.
In 1995, I produced my first series of photographs (silver gelatin prints and cibachromes) using the medium in itself, without translations to any other graphic technique.
This experience, led me to filmmaking. During the years 1999 and 2000 I produced “For You”, “Drum Solo”, my two first short films shot in 16mm and then translated to video. “Fox in the Mirror” was my third film, shot in digital video (2007). Parallel to photography and films, I have been making works on canvas, drawings, collages and also small “installations” using the presence of the objects themselves as protagonists. The images depict a cast of characters that I have been working with for some time. They are inanimate objects, toys and figurines. They have a double existence, on the one hand they are mere appearance, insubstantial ornaments, but, at the same time, have a gaze that can be animated by the viewer, who, through it, can project the inclination to endow things with an interiority and identity. These “theatrical vignettes” are constructed as visual comments, generally speaking, of the human condition.