In the context of Female Voices of Latin-America on Vortic —an extended reality (XR) art platform launched in London last year— the gallery is pleased to present the work of two of the most relevant artists working in Buenos Aires today, Fernanda Laguna and Adriana Bustos.
Female Voices of Latin-America celebrates the work of living female artists from across the region, presented by more than 60 international institutions and galleries. The presentation of Latin American female artists, a group who have been traditionally underrepresented in the international art world, will launch on March 8th, to coincide with International Women’s Day. Offering a place of discovery, the collective will pay tribute to artists at all stages of their careers.
Fernanda Laguna (1972) is one of Argentina’s most active and influential artists, due to her multifaceted practice which centers on the visual arts but includes bold poetry and novels, the creation of a series of exhibition and gathering spaces, as well as a sustained social practice she has carried on in the marginalized neighborhood of Villa Fiorito. Laguna’s work is intersected by several recurring themes: desire expressed from a woman’s standpoint; a belief in the playful and irrational; a valorization of local every-day popular handcrafts and iconography, yet at the same time an interest in modernist traditions such as geometric abstraction or metaphysical painting. She is currently presenting a solo exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art VCU, in Richmond, VA, curated by Dominic Willsdon. Her works are in the collections of Guggenheim Museum New York, LACMA, Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid, among other institutions.
Adriana Bustos (1965) is a multimedia artist whose approach to her practice is investigative. History is her raw material, she seeks to expose historical narratives which have sustained systems of oppression. She does so by finding images that incarnate such matters, then re-contextualizing them through juxtaposition and montage. Her aim is to question how historical knowledge is constructed and how it affects our experiences today. Laborious, detailed drawing is often central to her approach to art-making, an alchemy through which the images’ energetic load is reworked when filtered by the artist’s eye and hand. In 2019 she participated in the Sharjah Biennial and in Cosmopolis 2, at Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2020 in Dhaka Art Summit. She will be exhibiting at Cosmopolis 3 in Naples, Italy later this year. Her works are in the collections of Museo Reina Sofía and Fundación Arco, Madrid; Museo Banco de la República, Colombia; MALBA, Buenos Aires; Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon; AsiaCity Foundation, Singapore, among others.