Abstraction in Action

Marta Chilindrón

Lives and works in New York, USA
Artist Website

My focus has always been on questioning the accuracy of our perception, our interpretation of reality.  I have tried to capture the state of flux of everything. Participation of the viewer is important because it brings the person into the sculpture; the public is the performer and the viewer, and that dual involvement is an important element of my work. I explore the ideas of sequencing, beginning and end, making objects that are simple networks with no definite shape and that exist between the second and third dimension with infinite possible configurations.

 
Traducido del inglés

Mi enfoque siempre ha sido el cuestionar la precisión de nuestra percepción, de nuestra interpretación de la realidad. He intentado capturar el estado de flujo de todas las cosas. La participación del espectador es importante porque trae a la persona dentro de la escultura; el público es el que realiza el performance y el espectador, y esa participación binaria es un elemento importante de mi obra. Exploro ideas de secuencia, principio y fin, realizando objetos que son redes simples sin forma definida y que existen entre la segunda y tercera dimensión, con configuraciones posibles infinitas.

Selected Biographical Information

Education / Training

  • 1980: BFA, State University of New York at Old Westbury.
  • 1977-8: Summer Internship, Camnitzer-Porter Studio.

Prizes / Fellowships

  • 2013: Pollck-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA.
  • 2003: Civitella Ranieri Artist Residency, Umbria, Italy.
  • 2001: Anonymous Was A Woman Award, New York, USA.
  • 2000: Joan Mitchell Foundation Inc, Award, New York, USA.
  • 1986: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA.
  • 1983-5: PS-1 National Studio Program Artist Residency, New York, USA.

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Publications

  • 2012: Beta Sichel, “Constructions,” Arte al Dia International, #139.
  • 2012: Tatiana Flores, “Marta Chilindron at Cecilia de Torres,” ArtNexus, Vol. 11 #84.
  • 2012: Robert C. Morgan, “Sculpture in New York,” World Sculpture News, Vol. 18 #1
  • 2011: Constructions exhibition catalogue, essays by Eleanor Heartney and Richard Vine.
  • 2010: Goschka Gawlik, “Kunst News, Focus Lodz Biennale 2010″, 2-10-10, art magazine, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2001: Richard Vine, “Report from Rio de la Plata,” Art in America, Oct.
  • 1997: Jonathan Goodman, “Marta Chilindron at Cecilia de Torres,” Art in America, Sept.
  • 1996: Ana Tiscornia, “Perverting the Specific Object,” Atlantica Int. Revista de las Artes, #15.
  • 1993: Monica Amor, “Contemporary Art of Argentina, Brazil & Colombia,” Art Nexus, 6-8/93.
  • 1992: Berta Sichel, “Touched by Light,” Art Nexus.

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