Andrei Fernandez (Argentina) within her curatorial practice works on projects that arise from listening to collective memories, disputes over identity, self-perception and territorial issues. The attempt to achieve new voices and relationships in contemporary art from the north of Argentina is the main priority of her work, making links between craft techniques and testimonies of community resistance, to the expansion of extractivist production projects and colonising practices that appropriate and destroy different forms of life.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Andreaiintends to engage in dialogue with other researchers, artists and collectives interested in working on decolonising and counter-hegemonic art practices, seeking a collective and plural thinking. She will also continue her investigations into the concept that, for now, she calls “fluid authorship”, which has its origins in the work she has been doing with indigenous women who “inherit” figures and forms with which they create various images. When relating their textile work to contemporary art, many questions arise about terms such as ownership, authorship and the use of these images.

Andrei has a degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Tucumán (UNT). She specialised in Social and Political Anthropology at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). Andrei works in the northern territory of Argentina on projects where social economy and contemporary art and memories converge, collaborating with other artists, activists and researchers. Since 2019 she has been working on “La escucha y los vientos. Stories and inscriptions of the Gran Chaco” a project initially supported by ifa-Galerie Berlin and exhibited in Germany, Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. During 2022 she participated as a speaker in the “99 Questions” program of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Andrea is part of a foundation that works to support artists from the north of Argentina, FACT (Fundación para el arte contemporáneo de Tucumán) and a cooperative project called NVS based in Lisbon. She writes for different media and do freelance research.

Andrei Fernandez was born in the south of Argentina, and currently lives in the city of Salta, working in the triple border area between Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.

In partnership with

Anglo-Argentine Society

With the support from

Embassy of Argentina


RESIDENCY SEASON

Winter 2023


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