Amorfo

Paulina Velázquez Solís

February 5th -27th 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th 7-10PM

Variations, cycles and under-represented elements of the bodily experience are the starting point of this exhibition. Amorfo –without a definite form– explores different stages, experiences and sensations of the body. From routine, intimacy and metamorphosis, with drawings, sculpture and video, the body is interpreted in isolated fragments that become creatures of their own.

 

These works belong to different stages of these explorations including studies of cell shapes and my own bodily observations, routine and the strange changes experienced during pregnancy and the postpartum body -aiming to reflect the raw and playful materiality of the body and our shared human experience.

 

Paulina Velázquez Solís 

1981 México/Costa Rica lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland

 

 

Paulina Velázquez is a visual artist working with diverse media such as installation, sculpture, drawing and animation. Her work has been presented in places like Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, TEOR/éTica and Instituto México in Costa Rica. And she has shown internationally at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, ExTeresa Arte Actual in México City, Museo de Arte in San Salvador, Torino Contemporanea in Italy, La Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba, Museum of the Americas in Washington DC, UCLA Biennial in Los Ángeles, SUNY Gallery in New Paltz, New York, Mission Cultural Center, Root Division, The Lab and the Berkeley Art Museum in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as various film festivals.

 

In 2010 she obtained an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, under a Fulbright and PEO Peace Scholarship, and in 2008 she obtained her Licenciatura in Art and Visual Communication in Printmaking from Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica.

 

Paulina Velázquez Solís (1981 n. México/Costa Rica, vive y trabaja en Baltimore, Maryland)

 

Es artista visual y trabaja en múltiples medios incluyendo instalación, objetos, video y performance experimental de sonido y animación en vivo “Multifungi”, con los que referencia elementos cotidianos con estéticas lúdicas que transforman lo familiar en extraño. 

Su trabajo ha sido presentado en sitios como  el Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo y Teor/ética en Costa Rica, Museo de Arte en el San Salvador,  ExTeresa Arte Actual en México DF, Taipei Fine Arts Museum en Taiwan, La Casa de las Américas en La Habana, UCLA Biennial en  Los Ángeles, Mission Cultural Center, Root Division, Luggage Store Gallery, The Lab en San Francisco y el Berkeley Art Museum.

 

Fue premiada en 2011 como el duo M+V en colaboración con Travis Johns en Bienarte 8 en San José, Costa Rica para participar en la  8a Bienal de Artes Visuales Centroamericana en Panamá, y en otros eventos como  Bienarte V y Primer Lugar de Union Latina para la Creación Joven. En 2010 Velázquez obtuvo un Master en Nuevos Géneros por el San Francisco Art Institute como becaria Fulbright y realizó sus estudios de Licenciatura en Arte en la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. 

 

 

www.multifungi.com