MARCELA ARMAS

vortice

MARCELA ARMAS vortice

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Resistance and Vortex / Resistencia y Vórtice showcases the work of Marcela Armas, an artist who has made significant contributions to the development of contemporary art and new media from Mexico. For the second Project Room exhibition of the year, Armas presents the light installation Resistance and a body of work (artifacts, documentary video, and sculpture) made in support of her sculpture, Vortex.

Resistance visually outlines the Mexico/U.S. border with incandescent metal filament held together by steel cables. The lines that emanate from points along the border represent the guarded and embattled economic lifelines shared by neighbors in both countries. Resistance invites a discussion of the economic and political crisis of modern day Mexico while representing the frontier as a dangerous boundary.

In her investigative and sculptural project titled Vortex, Armas uncovers the industrial production of state textbooks and the controversial politics embedded in its creation. Vortex identifies the convergence of knowledge and power, and points to the politically charged context of the Mexican education industry.
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source: arroniz-arte
Es egresada de la Escuela de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad de Guanajuato y asistió a varios cursos de arte en de la Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, España. También ha cursado talleres en medios electrónicos y tecnología en arte. Fue beneficiaria del programa de Estímulos a la Creación y Desarrollo Artístico de Durango de 2007 a 2008, y del Programa de Apoyo a la Producción e Investigación en Arte y Medios 2006-2007, Centro Multimedia, CENART. Obtuvo la beca Jóvenes Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes 2006-2007, y el primer lugar de escultura junto con Gilberto Esparza (Premio de adquisición), ARTFest 05, World Trade Center, México D.F.
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She holds a BA Degree in Arts from the School of Visual Arts (University of Guanajuato) and atended several lectures at the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Carlos (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain). She has also attended workshops on electronic media and technology. She got a Grant in 2007 from the Creation and Artistic Development Program of Durango State, and a schoolarship for The Production and Research in Art and Media Programme in 2006 and 2007 (Multimedia Center, CENART). She received the Young Artists Fellowship from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (2006-2007), Mexico, and got the Acquisition Award along with Gilberto Esparza for their first place in sculpture at Artfest 05, World Trade Center, Mexico DF.