4 october 2008
Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires

Coordinated by Graciela Taquini. Participants:

Table 1 Videographic writings. A chronicle of two decades of publications about Argentinean video
Jorge La Ferla, Mariela Yeregui and Andrés Denegri
Table 2 Testimonies, prospective tendencies, limits and institutions
Rodrigo Alonso, Gabriela Golder y Graciela Taquini
Table 3 Questioning, interrogating and contradicting the roles and experiences of the audiovisual context
Gustavo Romano, Victoria Sacco y Sara Fried


Rodrigo Alonso

He graduated in Arts, major in Contemporary Art and New Technologies. He has taught in Argentinean and Spanish universities and has given lessons, seminars and lectures in Latin America and Europe. As a theorist and art critic, he has collaborated in numerous books and he regularly writes for art magazines, cultural publications and catalogues. He also works as a curator of contemporary art exhibitions for the most important museums of Argentina and Latin America and in several renowned European institutions. He lives and works in Buenos Aires and Barcelona. http://www.roalonso.net

Andrés Denegri

Independent film, video and TV maker, he follows a marked trend of visual and narrative experimentation. He teaches at UNTREF, IUNA and FUC. He co-directs Continente, a research center for the support and spread of audiovisual arts http://www.contientevideo.com.ar/ He has been awarded, among others, the following prizes: Golden Impakt Award (Netherlands); the prize of the 25 FPS Internacionalni Festival Eksperimentalnog Filoma i Videa (Croacia); Juan Downey prize of the Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios de Santiago (Chile); Argentinean Association of Art Critics prize to the best video artist of 2006. He has been a resident artist in Canada and the US.

Sara Fried

Architect and video artist, she was the founder, director and editor of the magazine Mediápolis. She currently directs Cibertronic, the on-line magazine of electronic arts of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero www.untref.edu.ar/cibertronic She works as a teacher for Universidad del Cine since 1996. Her works highlight experimentation and the female universe. She won several national and international awards, and she has been selected in the most renowned festivals and exhibits in Germany, Spain, France, Brazil, Australia and the US. She won the 2nd prize of the Salón Nacional in 2004 for her video installation “Una Pequeña Comida.” She got the grant “Taller de Perfeccionamiento,” by Fundación Antorchas. She currently works on video installation projects and manipulated photography.

Gabriela Golder

Artist, independent curator and teacher of video and new technologies in different Argentinean and foreign universities. She was a resident artist in the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (1998); CICV, France (1996 and 1999); Kunsthochschule für Medien, Germany (2003), Schloss Balmoral, Germany (2004), among others. Her works have been exhibited in prestigious and international galleries and museums in South and North America, Europe and Asia. She has won several awards for her works, such us the Media Art Award from the ZKM Germany (2003), the first prize in the National Exhibition of Visual Arts (2004), Videobrasil (2003), first prize of the Festival Videoformes, France and the Tokio Video Award, Japan (2002). She directs with Andrés Denegri the research center Continente. Video: http://www.contientevideo.com.ar/

Jorge La Ferla

Reseracher of Audiovisual arts. Master in Arts, University of Pittsburgh. He graduated at Université Paris VIII. He is Head of department at Universidad de Buenos Aires and also teaches at Universidad del Cine and Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He has been the curator of video exhibits and he has published several texts about the audiovisual in Germany, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and the US, among others. He has edited 35 books about arts and audiovisual media in Argentina and Colombia

Gustavo Romano

He is a visual artist. He has developed his career using different media: actions, installations, videos, Internet projects. He has done solo exhibitions for MAMBA, Galería Ruth Benzacar, MEIAC (Badajoz), to mention a few. His works has been also exhibited in the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Fundación Telefónica, Madrid; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo; IFA, Bonn, Stuttgart, and Berlin; Instituto Cervantes, Viena, New York and Beijing. He has participated in the 7 Bienal de La Habana, 1 Singapur Biennial, 1 Bienal de Lima, 2 Porto Alegre Biennial, the 1 Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, and Videonale 11, Bonn. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 2006 http://www.gustavoromano.com.ar/

Victoria Sacco

She studied Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UBA. Since 2003 she has worked in the audiovisual department of the Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum, and since 2005 she programs the video season. She has worked as an assistant curator in the following exhibits: MUNTADAS / BS. AS. (EFT, CCR, CCEBA, 2007), Arte y Nuevas Tecnologías, MAMbA / Premio Fundación Telefónica (EFT, 2005, 2006 and 2008), Eduardo Costa: Names of Friends (MAMba, 2007) and Denegri / Golder / Rivas (EFT, 2005). She currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Graciela Taquini

She teaches Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UBA, where she graduated. She is a consultant teacher at Universidad Maimonides. She is a pioneering academic researcher and specialized curator in art and technology. She has won the award of the Association of Art Critics by her action “Multimedia.” She has been in charge of the art electronic series of the Modern Art Museum between 1997 and 2003. Some of the projects she has curated are Eduardo Kac, Obras vivas, Fundación Telefónica and Vértigo, Malba. She has been a curator in Barcelona, Belfort, Cuenca, Madrid, Montevideo, Montbeliard, Montreal, New York, Santiago de Chile and Santo Domingo. Her videos have been nationally and internationally awarded and they are present in the collections of Caixa Forum, IVAM (Valencia) and Museo Castagnino Macro de Rosario. She has published several essays on film, video and electronic arts. She lives and works in Buenos Aires. http://www.gracielataquini.info/

Mariela Yeregui

She is an electronic artist and her works include interactive installations, video installations, net-art, interventions in public spaces, video sculpture and robotic installations. Her works have received prestigious awards, such as the first prize BEEP_Art (Barcelona, 2003); first prize at the National Exhibition of Visual Arts 2005, in the category of new media, and the third prize of the Festival Transitio MX, and they have been exhibited in different festivals and exhibitions world wide. She graduated in Arts at the UBA and at the college of the Film National Institute, Master in Literature at Université Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire, major in African literature. She is the author of articles about the history and aesthetics of electronic art, and the troubles that robotic art faces, the question of transdisciplinary perspective in the art-technology crossroad. She has been a resident artist in Hypermedia Studio (University of California-Los Angeles); Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada); MECAD (Barcelona); Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (Germany). She is the founder and director of the Master in Electronic Arts at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero