Dolores Zorreguieta

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Artist Statement

The unequivocal violence at the center of my work serves as the vehicle to address the social wars in the streets, as well as the wars battled behind doors. Ultimately, by navigating this wide spectrum of the power dynamics, I work my way into the turmoil of the human condition.

Some of the creatures that populate my work are merged in a forced togetherness, and yet they are unable to reach one another. Or isolated, they float in a blank space, sterile and alien. They seem suspended in an emotional purgatory from where they are either longing for something that does not come or mourning for something long gone. Their incompleteness unveils a state of extreme inadequacy and profound disagreement.

In the last decade, my work has been increasingly informed by science fiction, folk tales, soap operas, and a voyeuristic sensationalism predominant in our culture. My art carries a sort of post-industrial folk quality. Its obsessive craftiness aligns with an obsolete labor-intensive sensibility, in a way much closer to the tradition of outsider art practices.

Over the years I have explored diverse techniques and media in search of the most evocative and powerful way to address certain issues. Maintaining an irreverent approach towards technical proficiency, I am always ready to use (and misuse) any medium if I believe that it is the right tool to convey an idea.

In the end I believe that being an artist is an exercise on running away from predictability and categorization, all this while maintaining a vigorous personal voice that uncompromisingly follows its own path.

CV

EDUCATION

1987
National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated with honors.

GRANTS & AWARDS
2007 
New York State Council on the Arts. Individual artist.
2001
New York Foundation for the Arts. Digital Artist.
1997
Experimental Television Center. New York. Grant for the production of a CD Rom.
1996
Impact Gallery. Best of Show. Buffalo. New York.
1995
Braque. Special Audience Vote. Buenos Aires.
1994
Franklin Furnace. Installation Artist Grant. New York.
1986
Amigos del Museo de Bellas Artes. Award to the Outstanding Student. Buenos Aires.

SOLO SHOWS
2014
Daniel Rueda Gallery. Mendoza, Argentina.
2011
STXY Projects. The Bleeding Dress. Berlin, Germany.
2009
Gachi Prieto Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008
Galería Arte Bárbara. Charcos, temblores y celulares. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005-06
Cobra Museum of Modern Art. Love/Romance. Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
2004
180° Gallery. Fotonovela and other works. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Centro Cultural Recoleta. We. Digital video. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Paintings 95-96. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997
The General Consulate of Argentina. The Children Project. New York.
Dock del Plata. La Mujer-Saco. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996
Impact Gallery. Wounds. Buffalo, New York.
1995
Centro Cultural Recoleta. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1994
Franklin Furnace. Wounds. New York.
Jadite Galleries. New York.
1990
Centro Cultural Recoleta. Horizontes de silencio. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1988
Franz Van Riel. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2016
Works/San Jose. Sci-Fi Folk. A four person show. San Jose, California.
Daniel Rueda. Gallery artists show. Mendoza, Argentina.
2015
Works/San Jose. Over the Top. San Jose, California.
2014
Perotti Gallery. Sacrum. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013
P.P.O.W. Skin Trade: an in-depth look at the surface of things. New York.
2012
Ivo Kamm Gallery. Sur. Zürich, Switzerland.
2011
Gachi Prieto Gallery. Love. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010
Museum of Modern Art, Cuenca, Ecuador.
2009
La Nave Spacial. Video Art from Iberoamerica. Sevilla, Spain.
2008
Centro Cultural de España. Artists’ Books. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
2007
Tanya Rumpff. Figures. Haarlem, The Netherlands.
2004
Nurture Art. Video screenings. New York.
2002
Colgate University. Meta-Forms: Computer Art. Hamilton, NY.
2001
Archimboldo. Gallery artists. Buenos Aires.
Fundación Borges. Women Self-Portraits. Buenos Aires.
1999-00
Wally Findlay Galleries. Latin American Artists. Touring exhibition. New York, Palm Beach, Chicago.
1998
Intar. Latent Ambiguity. Two person show. New York.
Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno de Mendoza. Cuarta Bienal de Arte Experimental.
NOCON’98. Mendoza, Argentina.
Arte x Arte. Una mirada sobre el arte de los ‘90. Asociación Argentina de Críticos de Arte.
Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno de Mendoza. Cincuenta Mujeres sin Cuento. Mendoza, Argentina.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. La humanización de la tecnología/Pintura. Buenos Aires.
1997
Denise Bibros. Wearable Art. New York.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Premios Novartis. Buenos Aires.
Palais de Glace. II Salón de la Crítica’97.
Dock del Plata. Cincuenta mujeres sin cuento. Buenos Aires.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Premio Gunther. Buenos Aires.
Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Bs. As. Alliens. Buenos Aires.1
1996
Saint Mark’s Church. Nostalgias (choreography). New York.
Centro Cultural Recoleta. El espíritu de la colmena. Buenos Aires.
Fondo de Promoción a la Pintura Jóven de Teléfonica Argentina. Touring exhibition.
Art Initiatives. New York.
Eight Floor. New York.
Pelham Center. Transformations: Domestic Curiosities. New York.
1995
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Bienal Chandon. Buenos Aires. Touring exhibition.
Barret House Galleries. Poughkeepsie, New York.
Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. Buenos Aires.
Fortabat Foundation. Award for Young Argentine Painting. Buenos Aires.
Telecom Argentina. Salas Nacionales de Exposicion, Palais de Glace. Buenos Aires.
Museo de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa. Córdoba, Argentina.
Museo Provicial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo. Santa Fe, Argentina.
Impact Gallery. Covering/Uncovering. Award: Best in show. Buffalo, New York. Fundación Banco Patricios. Ambassade de France. Premio Braque / Objetos. Buenos Aires.
Gallery Korea. Korean Cultural Service. Markers of Identity. New York.
1994
Bronx Council on The Arts. From Head to Toe. New York.
The Bronx Museum of The Arts. Artist in the Marketplace XIV. New York.

PANELS AND LECTURES

2008
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. O’Neill’s Influence on Artists, Artists’ Influence on O’Neill. Panel discussion.
2006
Artist Alliance Inc. Artist Studio Selection Panel. New York.
2005
Cobra Museum. Artist Talk. Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
2004
Alliance Francaise. Artist Talk. Buenos Aires.
Fundación Telefónica. 3 session seminar on digital art in New York. Buenos Aires.
2002
Colgate University. Meta-Forms. Panel discussion about computer art. Hamilton, NY.
1997
Bronx Council on the Arts. Longwood Arts Project. Selection panelist of Artist Studio Scholarship.
1995
Franklin Furnace. Selection panelist of installation artists grants. New York.

OTHER STUDIES
1999
Mac Learning Center. New York. Certificate in Graphic and Multimedia.
1994
Bronx Museum of the Arts. Artists in the Marketplace Seminar. New York.
1992
New York University. Graduate Studies. New York.
1986-87
Juan Doffo Studio. Painting. Buenos Aires.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2016
The Business of Being Made. The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and culture. Edited by Katie Gentile. Routledge. London and New York.
2012
Piel, territorios múltiples (Skin, multiple territories) by Katja Cazar. BG Magazine. Issue 066.
2011
Frankllin Furnace and the spirit of the Avant-Garde, a history of the future by Toni Sant. Published by Intellect, The University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL
2009
Dolores Zorreguieta explora la condición humana en “Secreto” (Dolores Zorreguieta explores the human condition in “Secret”) by Jorge Glusberg. (art review). Ambito Financiero. Buenos Aires
2006
La mirada cercana (The close gaze) by Julio Sánchez. (art review.) La Nacion. Buenos Aires.
El Amor, esa fuerza canival (Love, that cannival force) by Alberto Giudici (art review.) Weekly Magazine Ñ. Buenos Aires.
2005
Love/Romance. Cobra Museum. Published by Waanders Uitgevers, Zwole.
Ik hou van mijn monsters by Wilfred Takken. (art review.) NRC. The Netherlands.
Emoties zonder filter (Emotions without filter) by Rob Gollin. (art review.) De Volskskrant. The Netherlands.
Estética, La cuestión es el arte (Esthetics, The question is art) by Elena Oliveras. Published by Ariel Filosofía. Buenos Aires.
2002
De pijn van Dolores Zorreguieta (The pain of Dolores Zorreguieta) by Rudie Kagie. Vrij Nederland.  The Netherlands.
2001
Clothes Encounters by Carly Berwick. Art News. New York.
1999
Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age, by Ella Shohat. Published by The New Museum in collaboration with MIT Press. New York.
1996
El Cuerpo como Protagonista (The Body as a protagonist) by Patricio Lóizaga. Revista Cultura. Buenos Aires.
1994
A Showcase for Artists Learning Their Business by Holland Cotter. New York Times.