We are pleased to present a solo room dedicated to the work of Adriana Bustos in the Diálogos section of this virtual fair, curated by Patrick Charpenel, Rodrigo Moura and Susanna Temkin of Museo del Barrio, New York.
Bustos (b. Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1965) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Buenos Aires, who has received increasing international attention in recent years, having participated in the Sharjah Biennial, Emirates; Cosmopolis #2 at Centre Pompidou, Paris and Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh in the past twelve months.
She has developed an ambitious body of work consisting in different chapters which weave interconnected narratives, they are based on complex historical, social and economic phenomena affecting the way we live today. Bustos’ approach is investigative. Working with these images loaded with meaning through juxtaposition and montage she fosters rethinking on how systems of knowledge and historical narratives are constructed. Laborious, detailed drawing is at the core of her approach to art-making, an alchemy through which the images’ energetic load is reworked when filtered by the artist’s eye and hand.
Bustos has exhibited her work extensively in over 70 shows, among them Unsettled Landscapes, Site Santa Fe, USA (2014); The As-If Principle, Magazin4 Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (2015); the XII Istambul Biennial; a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and León (MUSAC), Spain in 2017 and at the Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires in 2018.
Her works are in many relevant collections including the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Medellín, Colombia; Museum of Contemporary Art of Lisbon, Portugal; Casa di Rizparmo Foundation, Modena, Italy; Asiacity Foundation, Singapore and Sharjah Art Foundation, Emirates.