Woven paper investiture from vintage documentation on stone displaced archaeological pieces from Persian, Summer & Assur Empires
270h x 140w x 140d cm
Price: £45,000 plus any applicable taxes
Catalina Swinburn b. 1979, Santiago, Chile / Lives and works between London, UK, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile
The work of Swinburn operates on the shifting border that she establishes between cult and artistic practice. Through performance and the ritualistic arrangement of objects, her exploration of visual media, includes video, installation, photography and performance. The result of which are highly emotional images created with metaphoric and symbolic manipulations that challenge reality as a representation the artist is part of. She conceives a space immersed in collective and personal doubts, where her own body establishes boundaries and bonds, claims and hopes. She encourages us to reflect on the space between the body and the territory which we navigate and occupy.
She received a BA in Fine Arts from the Catholic University of Chile
Swinburn’s work has recently been exhibited at Centro Cultural Matta, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Museo de la Inmigración, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She will present Archaic Contingency , a solo exhibition at Cromwell Place, London in 2020.
Swinburn’s work form part of many prestigious collections of art, including Pilar Citoler Foundation, Cordoba, Spain / Balanz Capital collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Latin American Art Collection Artnexus, Bogotá Colombia / CCu Art Collection, Santiago de Chile, Chile / ICC Contemporary Institue of Culture, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Arte Al Dia Collection, Miami, U.S.A / Rosenblum Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Permanent Public Intervention, Vitacura Parks, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Provenance: From the Artist
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Selma Feriani Gallery was established in 2013 in Tunis and represents artists from the MENA region and around the globe. Over the past years, the gallery has set up critically and publicly successful exhibitions, installed public interventions internationally and participated at the 2015 and 2017 Venice Biennale. Selma Feriani Gallery aims to discover exceptional young artists and support their career development over the long term run. We see our gallery as a space where artists and their body of work can be discovered, investigated, nurtured and then placed.
The body of artists’ work represented is predominantly concept-based. These young artists represent an attitude, and an ethos concerning the role of art in a wider intellectual, cultural, social and political context. The guiding principles in selecting an artist have been an instinctive conviction about the importance or potential of their work and a perception that within their chosen field of endeavour they are leaders. Thus there is no stylistic or generational thread running through the program but strong elements of aesthetic and intellectual stimulation. Our goal is also working closely with museums and non-commercial institutions in developing long-term critical appreciation of our artists’ body of work.