Liv Schulman (b. 1985)
Liv Schulman (b. 1985) is an Argentinean artist who currently lives and works in Paris. She studied at the National Art School of Lyon (2015), she participated in the Artists Program of the Torcuato di Tella University (2012), the MFA Art Writing at the University of Goldsmiths in London (2010 - 2011) and the MFA Art in the Cergy National School of Art in France (2005-2010).
In 2018, she obtained the ADAGP and Villa Vassilieff Bourse (Paris) and she won the 20 Prix of the Fondation d’enterprise Ricard. Her work was exhibited in biennials such as the Curitiba Biennial (2019-2020), Bregenz Biennale (Bregenz, Austria), the Rennes Biennale (2016) and the Buenos Aires Biennial of Young Art (2015) where she won a scholarship residency in Hangar (Barcelona).
She was individually exhibited at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (2021), Bemis Center, Omaha (2020), Center Pompidou, Paris (2019), Art : Concept Gallery, Paris (2019-2020), PIEDRAS gallery (2019, 2018), Villa Vassilieff, Paris (2019), Zoo Gallery, Nantes (2017) and the CAC Galerie, by Noisy le Sec (2017) among others. Her performances could be seen in LISTE - Art Fair Basel with PIEDRAS (2019), Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid (2018), Alt_Cph, Copenhagen (2018), SMK (National Gallery), Copenhagen (2017), Verbo Festival in Vermelho, Sao Paulo (2015) and in the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (2014) among others. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions, among which are: The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle (Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France, 2019-2020), The Fatala Momentet (Växjö Konsthall, Sweden, 2018) and Vos désirs sont les nôtres (Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, 2018) among others.
Her work is in the Pompidou Center Collection (Paris, France), CNAP Collection (France), Oxenford Collection (Buenos Aires, Argentina), FRAC Ile de France Collection and FRAC Lorraine.
Liv Schulman’s work takes the form of filmed fictions, TV series, lecture-performances and fictional writing. The main resources of her work come from an exhausted use of language; it works like an anti-critical flood that manifests itself through the instrumental use of one or more bodies. Liv is interested in the different ecologies of meaning that seem to come out when these resources get aggravated, revolving around an invisible gravitational center. The discourses that are at the heart of her work deal with the place of subjectivity within the political space, the difficulty of giving it credit. Thus she gives to see a real telenovela on television as well as in a museum. She makes us adhere to her theses at the same time as she scuttles them. In the incredulous belief of her production, to create means to experience firsthand a milieu, a system, a subject. The commonplace of a cynical figure, an artist, a detective, a stuck writer, a balloon factory worker, informs a speech production tool, invoking a mass of stories that merge with each other and documents a tragic idea of a paranoid concussion. Through the explanation of invisible systems, a mass of connections dresses the portrait of a disenchanted world. Merging with each other, these distinct forms of discourse become absurd and crazy tools of a paranoid interpretation of the social world.
Colored pencils on paper
60 x 40 cm
Colored pencils on paper
40 x 60 cm
Constanza Giuliani (b.1984)
Constanza Giuliani (1984, Mendoza - Argentina) lives and works between Santiago (Chile) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) She has a degree in Visual Arts from the National University of Cuyo. She participated in the Artists Program of the Torcuato Di Tella University (2012) through a full scholarship granted by YPF. In 2013 she attended the monthly meetings of Yungas Contemporary Art in Mendoza. She completed the BLOC tutoring program (2016) in Santiago de Chile and in 2019 she was selected to study the Migrant Scholarship at the Creative Campus of the Andrés Bello University with the Cultural Corporation of the University of Santiago (Chile).
She completed the Eskff residences at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey (2015) and Forensic Curatory Social Summer Camp in Chile (2015). She was selected for the Vendimia Salon (2018), Salon de Mayo Museo Rosa Galisteo (2017), received the Third Acquisition Prize at the UADE Visual Arts Awards (2016) and participated in the Biennial of Young Art of Buenos Aires (2013).
Her latest show, “VANGUARDIA TRANSFORMER”, was exhibited at Festival Laboratory (presented by PIEDRAS, 2018) and then in Mendoza (Image Gallery, 2018) and Santiago de Chile (Marisol Project, 2019).
She made the individual exhibitions “Apéndices lejanos” (PIEDRAS, Buenos Aires, 2021), “En una isla pegada a la tierra cerca de todo” (PIEDRAS, Buenos Aires, 2019),“Spring in the bathroom” (PAPI Independent Public Art Program, Mexico City, 2017), “What’s wrong with you, I already know you are solx” (Material Art Fair presented by PIEDRAS, Mexico City, 2017) , “The heart of a world” (PIEDRAS, Buenos Aires, 2016) and “Approximations” (Meridion, Buenos Aires, 2010).
She participated in collective exhibitions in different spaces such as the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center in Santiago de Chile (“Independencia”, 2018), Casona Fernandini in Lima (“Consternations / Constellations”, 2017), Rojas Cultural Center in Buenos Aires (“Yungas”, 2015) and MACRO Museum in Rosario (“Oh James you are so intelligent …”, 2013) among others.
The formal bases of my work are anchored in the practice of drawing and painting. Using the airbrush, a tool that allows the hybridization of these activities, I develop visual imagery close to surrealism, comics, animation and graffiti. By making pseudo-stories or proto-comics, I investigate experimental writing in painting and graphic arts. The text often becomes form and competes or blends with the images. Literary elements such as fables, stories and poetry emerge experimentally. I’m interested in building bodies-characters-stories that can assimilate the diverse emergence of contemporary beings. Through speculative fiction, I metabolize emotions and personal experiences that hunt to reverberate with and in others, as they move from the particular to the general, from the personal to the public, from the inside to the outside and also from virtuality to real space. I search for my work to have the intimacy of emotions and forms that belong to relationships to grant it political and poetic power. I search for establishing platforms that foster poetic dialogues through a feminist perspective. This perspective is not anthropocentric but queer, it is activated from the difference that bodies and ideas present in a constant process of mutation. It explores the possibility of creating the space-time where humans and nonhumans are relationally linked through experiences and tentacular actions, doing with and becoming one with each other. My challenge is to force the boundaries between the tensions of individual and collective labour production.
Airbrush and acrylic on paper
42 x 29 cm
Airbrush and acrylic on paper
42 x 29 cm