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I learned a lot about how to think about the scale and formal aesthetics, as well as the social meaning of placing an artwork in the public space.

Country of origin: Argentina

In which Residency Program(s) did you participate?
Public Art, 2005

What led you to participate in the Summer Residency Program?
I’d always been interested in public art and at that time I wanted to learn more about how to start a project and the fundamentals of working in the public realm. I learned a lot about how to think about the scale and formal aesthetics, as well as the social meaning of placing an artwork in the public space.

What was the best part of your experience at SVA?
It was an intensive immersion exploring interdisciplinary approaches to the construction of site-specific work. It was extremely helpful meeting high profile people in this field. They shared their experience and knowledge with us and very well-known artists opened their studios to show the creative process of their work.

How did the Residency Program contribute to your development as a professional artist?
Only a few months after completing the Residency I applied to the Palm Beach Outdoor Sculpture Biennale. My installation won the first prize. This success encouraged me to keep working in public art. Nowadays I also present performances in public spaces.

What's going on in your studio now?
I continue working on site-specific public art works. Right know I’m working on a performance that will be staged in front of the Fortabat Museum in Buenos Aires and curating a show that includes five outdoor installations for the Botanical Garden, also in BA.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your experiences in the program or after?
The high-level faculty and lecturers are key to the program. I learned a lot from all of them, particularly from Anita Glesta who encouraged me to push my work forward.

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