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Contact with The Artist

Visual artist specialized in sculpture and installations.

Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Grants

2007, National Fund for the Arts of Argentina, grant for new work.
2004, National Cultural Affaires Office of Argentina, fellowship for art-in-res. at Spain.
2002, Pritzker Foundation Fellowship, Djerassi Foundation, California, USA.
2001, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Sculpture Space residency, USA.
2000/01, Fundación Antorchas, Argentina. Grant for completing a research on Art in Public Spaces and Sculpture Parks, and for traveling to California as an artist- in- residence at the Djerassi Foundation.
1998-99, Fundacion Antorchas, Argentina, grant for professional experience and research on public sculpture, United Kingdom and the USA. This grant was used for research work on Art in public areas and for traveling to Canterbury, U.K., to be an artist-in- residence at the Kent Institute of Art & Design and for traveling to California as an artist-in- residence at Villa Montalvo.
1997, Fondo Nacional de las Artes (National Endowment for the Arts) Argentina. Grant awarded for production of new works.
1995, Fundacion Antorchas, funds for art work.
1994, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation of New York, USA, for professional development. Then I started a new series of large works with transparencies with polyester resin, like the Caparisons and the Cones.

 

Awards

2007, Mention, National Contest of Argentina; and 3rd Prize Municipal Contest of the City of Buenos Aires.
2005, 3rd Prize Salon of Santa Fe, Argentina, Museum Galisteo.
2004, 1st. Prize Contest at the Museum of the State of Buenos Aires, La Plata, Argentina.
2003, 2nd. Prize, Bienniel of Metalic Sculptures, Vicente López, Prv. Of Buenos Aires, Arg.
2002, Nominated for the Biennial Artist Prize, Art Critics Assoc. of Argentina.
1999, Compton Fellowship, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California, USA.
1995, Young Artist of the Year, Art Critics Assoc. of Argentina.
1995, Prize of the Senate of Sabta Fe, Argentina.
1994, First Prize, Paseo de la Infanta Symposium of Sculpture, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1992, First Prize, Mankind Monument Contest, City of Resistencia, Argentina.
1991, Honorable Mention, Cronos Institute. 1990, Mention at the Salon of the Fine Artists Assoc.of Buenos Aires. 1988, Mention at M.Belgrano Salon of the City of Buenos Aires.
1978, 1st Prize of Sculpture, Student, University of Buenos Aires.


Spheres of Light, floating installation
Site-specific work Djerassi Foundation
Sculpture Park, California, U.S.A

Artist-in-residence programs

2004, Fundación Valparaiso, Mojácar, Almería, Spain.
2001, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, U.S.A. There I made a sculpture, Rupture, presented at the Grounds for Sculpture Park, Hamilton, N.J., USA., loaned since 2001 to the present.
2001, Djerassi Artists Program, Woodside, California, U.S.A.
1999, Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, California, USA.
1999, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom


IV Biennial of Habana, Cuba,
Museum of Fine Arts, 1991

Biennials

2007, 1st. Biennial of the End of the World. Ushuaia, Argentina.
2000, Biennial of Benos Aires. Sculptures.
1997, 1991: Installations presented at the IV and VI Havana Biennials of Fine Arts, Cuba: In 1997, I presented an installation named Roots in the Sea of Memories, and in 1991, at the National Fine Arts Museum of Cuba, the installation Vestiges from the Hand-Made Work Era.


National Museum of Fine Arts,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000


Solo exhibition March 2000
CC. Recoleta,
Buenos Aires.

 

Solo exhibitions

2007, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Arg., Museum of Fine Arts.
2007, Empatía, Gallery of Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005, Lanus National University, Argentina.
2004, Museo Metropolitano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2001, Museum of Fine Arts, City of Tandil, Argentina. Works from 1996 to 2001.
2000, National Fine Arts Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Big one-artist show with works from 1992 to 2000.
2000, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires. Works 1998-2000.
1999, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, Kent, U. K. Works produced as an artist-in-residence.
1997, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996, Art Forum Gallery, Quito, Ecuador.
1994, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1992, Museo L. Perlotti, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1988, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1986, Fundación Banco Patricios. Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Grounds for Sculpture,
Hamilton, New Jersey, USA


Mankind Monument Resistencia,
Chaco, Argentina

Sculptures in public areas

2004, Site Specific Work at Djerassi Foundation Sculpture Collection, California, USA.
2001, Holocaust Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cones of the Wisdom, loaned.
2001, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton. New Jersey, U.S.A.. Loaned sculpture. Steel and polyester resin, 28 x 28 x 112 in.
2001, Cupi Private Sculpture Park, Pinamar, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Commisioned sculpture in bronze, 3 x 3,4 x 5, 5 ft.
2001: Djerassi Foundation. On-site installation of three works at the sculpture park. Carved redwood and polyester, height of each one 4,8/5,2 ft.
2001, Jewish Community(AMIA) new building, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Commissioned. Polyester with sacred old books sheets included.
1994, Mankind Monument, Resistencia, Argentina. 1st Prize at a National Contest. Built in stainlees steel and concret. Height 24 ft.
1994, Paseo de la Infanta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1st Prize at the Symposiums of sculpture. Carved wood, height 7,1 ft.
1993, Sculpture Park of Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Commissioned by the First National Symposiums of Monumental Sculpture. Welded steel, height 9,3 ft.

 

Spheres of Light, floating installation
Bienal of the End of the World
Usuhaia Argentina, 2007

 

Symposiums

1998, Parque Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1994, Paseo de la Infanta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1993 y 1994, Barrancas de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1993, Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Bahia Blanca,Argentina.

 

Published reviews and articles about art work

Articles and reviews in main newspapers and magazines of Argentina, such as Clarin, la Nacion, Pagina 12, Cronista, Ambito, Perfil, Arte al Día, La Prensa, Norte, etc.

2001- Sculpture magazine, USA, six pages interview written by Pablo Baler, and my works Caparisons were the cover of the May issue
2001- The Times, U.K. review.
2000- 32- pages Catalogue edited by Centro Cultural Recoleta Editions, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998-"70-80-90" Book of the National Museum of Fines Arts, Argentina.
1998-"Feminine-Plural"edited by Generalitat de Valencia, Spain.
1996. Art Nexus, 14, fine arts magazine.
Reviews and articles in different newspapers and magazines of Argentina: Clarín, La Nación, Página 12, La Prensa, Ambito, El Cronista, Arte al Día, Norte, etc.

 

Group exhibitions

She has taken part in more than a hundred and fifty exhibitions, since 1981, in various Museums, such as the National Fine Arts Museum of Argentina, Art Museum of the Americas, and museums, cultural centers and art galleries of Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Cuba, Ecuador, Poland, United Kingdom and the United States.

 

Teaching activities

Work-shops and seminars given in Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, and at fine arts schools and at my own studio in Argentina from 1985 to the present. Since 2002, Visitor professor of the Patagonian University Institute of Art, General Roca, Arg. Seminars of Public Art, and Sculpture.

Curatorial activities

In 2002 created the "Yard of Experimental Art"( Terreno de Arte Experimental), at the garden of the Casa de Yrurtia Museum, Buenos Aires, Arg. This new idea is, in a way, the result of the research on Art in Public Spaces and the need to have a place for young sculptors to carry out new creative ideas.

 

 

Lectures (selection)

2004: lecture about Public Art , Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires.
2004: lecture at the Centro Cultural Borges, Week of the Arts, Buenos Aires.
2002: talks with artists in exhibition at the Yrurtia National Museum, Buenos Aires.
2001, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C:, United States.
2000, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1999, Warsaw, Poland, Centrum Zamek Ujazdowski; and Lublin, Poland, Galeria Grodzka.
1999, Canterbury, England, Sculpture Dept. of the Kent Institute of Art & Design, School of Fine Arts.
1997, Buenos Aires, Argentina, P.Pueyrredon National School of Fine Arts.
1996, Quito, Ecuador, Art Forum Gallery.
1995, General Roca, Argentina, Journeys of Contemporary Art.
1994, Mexico D.F., Mexico, Universidad Autonoma and Universidad Tecnológica.

 

About my work and ideas:

From 1983 to 1988 I worked with figurative images of fragmented bodies, producing hard, sometimes cruel images. From 1989 to 1992 I started a series of works with objects such as shovels, pick-axes, wheelbarrows, like melancholic findings from a lost hand-made working Era, in view of a possible future archaelogical museum,. After that, I made works with images of the heart, such as the Plantation of Hearts shown at the Garden of the Larreta Museum in 1993. From 1993 to 1995/6 I carved in wood several Seeds and Roots, works that showed a particular relation with nature. From 1994 to 2000 I worked most of the time with transparencies made of polyester resin, mixing the material with roots, Xerox copies, branches, wood, metal, cement. Huge concavities and tall cones appeared, with a special interest in light and transparencies, and the subjects were mostly my own memories, the memory of nature, the passing of time. At the moment my creative work is focused again on the fragments of bodies, maybe returning to the first point, but with enriched creative possibilities.

 


Buenos Aires-Argentina Phone-Fax: 54-11 4361-2237

e-mail: caranovich@speedy.com.ar / caranovich1@gmail.com