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 a pioneer of Latin American conceptual art, Alicia Mihai Gazcue.
Born in Uruguay in 1949, Alicia Mihai Gazcue was an early practitioner of the politically loaded and playful conceptualism which several pioneering Latin American artists became engaged with in the late 60s and 70s. During the violent military dictatorship in Uruguay Alicia went into exile in Romania, and silently continued her art practice for many years, always emphasizing the conceptual slant in her approach. In 1990 artists Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia met Alicia Mihai Gazcue in Cuba, while being jurors for an art award. They continued to be in touch throughout the years and for the past decade they have been promoting Mihai Gazcue’s work globally, helping her reach new audiences. Some of the most prominent curators specializing in Latin American art have exhibited her work or written about it.
She has participated in the 12th Shanghai Biennial, 2018, curated by Cuauhtemoc Medina, and the Second Performance Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2017. Her work has been exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts in a show curated by Jose Luis Blondet; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; among other cultural centers and galleries.