Constanza Villarreal


Constanza Villarreal

 

1978 Born in Argentina, based in Rome, working on Textile, ceramics and paper installations.

 

About my work

Quotidian objects in the domestic context and ordinary life situations, give me a ground from where to explore the poetics of the everyday. They constitute the starting point from where I explore notions of dwelling.  The interest I have in the space we inhabit and in how we inhabit comes from my own life experiences, especially that of migrating and motherhood. 

 I started working with old home linens, found, given or inherited, treating and whitening them to create a reclaimed surface to work on. Stains, tears and other signs of use populate them like forgotten steps across a landscape, conveying a sense of temporary presence. To all this traces i have added stains of my own.

Over time, staining and mark making became a staple of my visual language. I work with water media, and create inks from the landscapes I come across. Burnt remains from a wild fire, botanical and domestic remainders or rusted urban objects found on the street, run across my work, transformed into pigments of unique colour and luminosity.

 

Artist in Residency Projects

2020 Up-comming: ArteGiro, Torino Italy

2019 Nyon Switzerland, Trelex

2018 C.R.E.T.A. Ceramic center, Rome, Italy

2016 Esthia Project, Contemporary Art, Rome Italy

 

Where my work can be found

Basilica di San Crisogono, Roma,

Museo de Bellas Artes orlando Ruffinengo, Santa Fe, Argentina

Galleria Arte Mirabillia, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Lleid ‘Art, Publication, Barcelona, Spain

Galleria Holz, Argentina

Galleria AG, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Centro Cultural Provincial, Santa Fe, Argentina

 

Some selected solo exhibits

2018- Centro Experimental del color, Santa Fe, Argentina

        - “The ludic Room”, CRETA, Roma

2016-La casa- Esthia arte contemporanea, Roma

 

2014-Fine Arts Museum, Orlando Ruffinengo– Santa Fe, Argentina

      - Galleria AG Arte, ” Un Mundo Sutil” , Santa Fe, Argentina

 

2011- Galleria AG Arte, “movimientos”, Santa Fe, Argentina.

2010- Galleria Sembler, US Embassy, Roma, Italia.

2008- Casa de Santa Fe. Drawings, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005- Galleria d’Arte Holz,, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Some group exhibits

2016-“Open Mind”,Circle de Artist di Barcelona, Spain.

       - “Open Mind”,Forum of Art and Architecture, Essen, Germany.

        -“Mirabillia Pensa in Grande”, Galleria Mirabillia, Reggio Emilia.

 

2015- Shortlisted, premio “Men and the city”, Galleria Independent artist, Milano.

         -Shortlisted, Premio “Ars Mirabillis”, Galleria Arte Mirabillia,Reggio Emilia.

 

2014- Shortlisted, Premio Bice Bugatti- Nuova Milanese

       - Centro Cultural La Vaguada, Madrid, Spania.

 

2012- Grandes Maestros Argentinos y Contemporáneos, Galleria AG Arte, Santa Fe, Argentina.

 

2007- Galleria d’Arte Holz, Dibujos y pinturas, Buenos Aires. Argentina

       - Alliance française, Sala Fortabat, ” Rimbaud” . Drawings, ADA. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2006- Galleria d’Arte Holz, “Coleccionables”.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.

       - Shortlisted, Palermo Fest. Pinturas. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

       – XX Salon Nacional, San Justo, Dibujo. Santa Fe, Argentina, II Premio

       - Shortlisted, Biennale de arte joven. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Santa Fe, Argentina.

       – Galleria d’Arte Hopkins Fine Arts. Pintura, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

 

 

lingua madre, silverpoint e inchiostro in tessuto
A bigger picture, inchiostro e silverpoint su tessuto
silverpoint and ink on fabric
lavori su carta- Nyon Switzerland

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