Nicola Costantino (Rosario, 1964). In twenty years of production her work has evolved from sculpture, clothing, mechanical objects and installations to photography and videoinstallation. The body is the constant focus of her field of investigation, and the artist refers to the violent treatment it receives at the hands of consumption and fashion. Over the last decade, Costantino includes herself autoreferentially in her photographic and video art production. She portrays scenes of art history and paradigmatic female characters, constructing the subject of the image on the basis of performance and acting in careful scenographies. The manufacture of her objects and the images capture an acute sense of beauty, provoking at the same time a certain atmosphere of discomfort that is hard to resolve.
Some of her most recent projects include Rapsodia Inconclusa (Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, 2015), Eva–Argentina. Una metáfora Contemporánea (55th Venice Biennale, 2013), Alteridad (Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Rio Gallegos; Museo Provincial Rosa Galisteo, Santa Fe; Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Dr. Pedro E. Martínez, Paraná; ECU, Rosario; Nave Cultural, Mendoza; Centro Cultural J.A. Conte Grand, San Juan, 2012-13) and Exposición Monográfica (Daros Latinoamérica, 2011).
"... The Fountain of Life must have presented itself to Hieronymus Bosch as a vision. It is so complicated a structure and also so monstrous -at a time animal and vegetal. And I wanted to rebuild it verily, but bearing the signs of the time elapsed and encircled by a strange landscape. As if the garden had died and in its place a sort of desert had appeared..." Nicola Costantino.
16.09.2017 Projectos LA is a cultural platform for modern and contemporary Latin American galleries to exhibit in Los Angeles, EEUU. BARRO presents works by Nicanor Aráoz, Matias Duville, Mondongo and Amalia Ulman. Through October 28th
10.09.2017 Mondongo is part in the group show How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, L.A. USA. Mondongo, No soy tan joven como para saberlo todo, 2016. Through Januay 14th 2018.
10.09.2017 Mondongo is part in the group show How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.USA. Mondongo, El sueño de la razón I, 2008. Through Januay 14th 2018.
09.09.2017 Mondongo. There are three burrows to which the artists invite us to get lost among creepy puppets, dreamlike landscapes, broken dreams, species of cadavre exquis and timeless tunnels.Through October 14th
08.09.2017 La Rural, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the 13th edition of the Buenos Aires Photography Fair, Nicola Costantino takes part in the Main Section.
01.09.2017 Artists of Grupo Litoral. Proyect by Marcelo Pombo at Museo Castagnino Macro. Rosario. Through November 12th
29.07.2017 Video Series at Forum in Martin Legón's Show Nuevos Pensamientos imbéciles.
22.07.2017 The body without organs (BwO) is something that can be constructed, fabricated according to an excercise of experimentation that consists in taking our body and opening it to a countless number of potential connections. It is possible to approach Martín Legón’s “Nuevos pensamientos imbéciles” with this deleuzian notion in mind. Because what is exhibited in Barro is the skeleton of a body (of art) without organs. An unique body, dismembered, presented in rigid strucutres and shapeless forms as if it were an art fair.
05.07.2017 HOME — So Different, So Appealing at LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home". Through October 15th. Mondongo, Políptico de Buenos Aires, 2014–2016 ( 431 x 341 x 10 cms)
25.05.2017 Like in most of her artworks, there's a narrative element in Amalia Ulman's latest installation. Here, the spectator -or user- becomes part of the piece by wandering through the dream-like environments that are the rooms which compose the labyrinthine structure of Intolerance.