CLAUDIA FONTES

SELECTED WORK

(Argentina) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores alternative modes of perception of culture, nature, history and society that emerge from processes of decolonisation. Her actions, installations and objects also become poetic interpretations of personal, interpersonal and social spaces. Some of her pieces create the sensation of being in day to day places, and at the same time make a subtle critique of reality. Forms, techniques and compositions are never arbitrary in her work, since they always refer to further levels of meaning and political awareness. She lives and works in England.

 

She studied arts at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in Buenos Aires and Art History at Buenos Aires University. She was awarded grants to develop her practice at Taller de Barracas in Buenos Aires and to be a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she worked under the advice of Richard Deacon, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Joan Jonas, amongst others. Her works have been exhibited at I.C.I. (Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana), Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum (MAMbA), Luisa Pedrouzo Art Gallery and at Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo. Her work could recently be seen in the Frieze Sculpture Park 2011 in London, and at The Wordly House, in Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012. Her work is featured in the collections of MALBA (Museum for Latin American Art), MAMbA (Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art) and MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario), and in private collections in Argentina, North America and Europe.

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