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The Embassy of Argentina Presents Women in the Arts

Claudia Tordini: Four Seasons – Mixed media

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Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 5 from 6pm to 7:30pm
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The Embassy of Argentina presents the third exhibition of the 2019/2020 season conceived and developed to promote the work of Argentine artists in the United States. “Women in the Arts” runs June 5 through September 6, 2019 at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009. Opening reception is on June 5 from 6 to 7:30 PM. On view: Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 PM.

Women in the Arts” presents the work of seven Argentine artists, who live in the United States. In their chosen technique, each of them explores different subjects and expresses a particular vision of their own world, with a common language based on the idea and concept of non-objective art.

The work of Alexandra Arata, Maria Bouquet, Felisa Federman, Diana Larisgoitía, Liliana Life, Paula Meninato and Claudia Tordini reflects their creativity and approaches to reality, opening the door, at the same time, to free interpretation.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Alexandra Arata is an artist, interior architect and entrepreneur. She obtained a Master degree in Interior Architecture and Design from University of Salamanca, Spain, and continued her art studies at Glen Echo and Corcoran School of Art. She has exhibited at multiple shows and galleries both in the United States and abroad, and her works are part of private collections in different countries.

Maria Bouquet obtained a Master of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute and continued to pursue her passion as a light artist, painter and photographer. Her work has been exhibited in South and North America, Europe, and Asia and showcased in major fairs, such as Art Basel Miami, AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York, The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art,  Dumbo, New York, among others.

Graduated from the Fine Arts Academy, National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Felisa Federman, studied weaving, handmade paper and fiber construction. She has participated in more than 40 juried, solo and group exhibitions at art centers, museums, as well as public and private galleries in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain and France.

After graduating as an early education teacher at the Sarah Eccleston Teacher Training Institute, and as clinical psychologist at the University of Buenos Aires, Diana Larisgoitía obtained a PhD in Special Education at Temple University. She continued her studies at the Harvard School of Education in Human Development and at Drexel University in Family Therapy. Since she was a child she worked in textile Art, sewing quilts that she displayed in several institutions and art galleries.

Liliana Life studied art at the National Schools of Fine Arts, Manuel Belgrano, Prilidiano Pueyrredon, and Ernesto de la Carcova in Buenos Aires, then, at Temple University and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. A recognized artist by the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, her works have been shown at the International New York Art Expo at the Javits Center, New York City. She is included as an artist in the Library and Research Center of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington.

Paula Meninato was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her mother, choreographer Silvana Cardell, was her main inspiration for being an artist. She obtained a Full Tuition Merit Scholarship at Tyler School of Art, and currently she is studying the Masters in Arts (M.A.) Painting program at Plymouth College of Art, UK, where she is developing practice-led research on creative activism and body of work. Her thesis question is How can art be used to dismantle cognitive barriers that enable systemic oppression?

Claudia Tordini brings together her background in business, art and creativity to provide coaching and consulting services on family wealth and inheritance planning, leadership and team building, creativity and innovation. She is particularly focused on including art as a powerful tool of communication and learning in non-traditional areas. Her research on art and learning won the Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Organizational Dynamics Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Embassy of Argentina is located at 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW