© photography Anja Teske
Studio Eliana Heredia
presented by Valentina Galossi
Artists with works at this studio
Eliana Heredia (b. 1978, Sao Paolo, Brazil) is of Argentinian origin. She studied sculpture at the National Graduate Institute of Art (IUNA) in Buenos Aires. A DAAD scholarship brought her to Berlin, where she received her MA at Universität der Künste in 2011. Heredia’s sculptural installations call attention to the relation between the human being and pure nature. By alienating material from everyday life – such as mattresses, psycho therapeutic drug packages, steel wool, detergent, conditioner, nylon bags, plastic cups, parchment paper, glass and cement – which she exposes to erosion and material stress, Heredia creates timeless and psychological landscapes of high synaesthetic impact. The materials react to the application of temperature or the influence of water or air and show alteration and agitation due to their immanent psycho-chemical character. A recipient of Argentinian, Austrian, French and German scholarships, Heredia exhibited her work extensively in Latin America and more recently in Europe and Berlin, where she currently lives and works.
Teresa Giarcovich (b. 1979, Buenos Aires) started studying art at Rogelio Yrurtia Art School and specialized in sculpture at the National Graduate Institute of Art (IUNA) in Buenos Aires. 2011 she assisted in the artist’s program at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, coordinated by visual artist Jorge Macchi. During her study of fine arts she worked as a textile designer for Estudio Esteban, where she learned different textile techniques and became interested in fashion. Fascinated by the performing quality of fashion design and the various ways of its display, she is recently working on performative projects including video, costume design and mobile devices. Almost like a mechanism her compositions intercalate color, silhouettes and shadows. The material appropriates their ghostly appearance, giving shape to mobile and dynamic structures. In 2013 her capsule collection made it to the finals at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Edition. Teresa Giarcovich lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Federico Villarino (b. 1978, Buenos Aires) studied painting at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón (now UNA) taking workshops with visual artists Esteban Alvarez (2009) and Fabián Burgos (2006-2007). His work revolves around the convergence of landscape painting and strict geometry: Two apparently distinct genres linked in different ways thus constituting scenes dominated by an unsteady calmness and certain mystery. This tension of opposites is the base of his work. The geometric drawings and corporeal shapes have their origin in his early training, in which technical drawing was a core focus. Winner of a First Prize at Faena Art Award in 2006, his work has since been shown in galleries throughout Argentina. 2013 he was invited to an art residency in Pouch Cove Foundation in Canada and this year he was participant of the residency program of Santa Rosa Factoria in Chile. Federico Villarino lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.