I was born in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. At the foot of The Andes
And I think that the context of my early years has been decisive in my way of producing.
The summit, the low; the thaw, the dryness; the construction; the border; the roughness; the abuse of power and the desire for another reality … everything is registered in the body, the one that does not hold without a skin.
In these ideas, my work is anchored.
Being aware that the sense of sight is an inevitable center in me , and art a vehicle of knowledge, I work in the realization of objects, installations, videos, photographs, actions, etc. Through these media I investigate and experiment with the intention of generating new images, in which there is a meeting between ideas, forms and materials and that they merged and belong.
I am motivated by the places of contention, belonging, identification, protection, construction, and in that sense the SKIN is the concept, the materia, the representation, and the metaphor that stimulates me.
I think it’s there, on the skin as a great sensor organ, where the record of our experience exits.
I’m interested in the image as the only protagonist. Containig the necessary strength to wake us up. The images that do without words.
In the year 2001 and 2002, I received the Scenic Experimentation Grant and the Subsidy for Artistic Creation from the Fundación Antorchas. In 2010 I won the Grant to the Creation of the National Fund for the Arts
I was invited to the Madinina Worshop of the Triangle Art Trust in Martinique, to URRA residence of art in Buenos Aires and as a lecturer to the II International Symposium of Visual Studies by the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico
In 2015, I edited the book-object . Marcela Astorga. Inhabited Space together with Zavaleta Lab
Prestigious curators, historians and critics such as Marcelo E. Pacheco, Taiyana Pimentel, Ana Longoni, M. Teresa Constantin, Jorge Lopez Anaya, Rosa Olivares, Gustavo Buntinx, Justo Pastor Mellado, Raul Zamudio, Ana M. Battisttozzi, Viviana Usubiaga, Victoria Noorthoorn , Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Fabian Lebenglik, among others, have written about my work.
Some works are part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario, UADE Argentine University of the Enterprise, the Jumex Collection Foundation of Mexico, CIFO Cisneros Fontanals Foundation of Miami, The Zabludowicz Collection of London and other private collections from Argentina, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Italy and the Netherlands
I live and work in Buenos Aires.