MERCEDES AZPILICUETA
 
Born 1981 in La Plata, Argentina
Lives and works in Amsterdam

* education

- Master of Fine Arts. Dutch Art Institute – ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem. 2011/13
- Programa de Artistas. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. 2009/10
- Bachelor in Visual Arts. Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires. 2002/07

* solo exhibitions

- Todo afuera adentro  / All outside inside at Móvil / cheLA, Buenos Aires, April – June. 2015
- Barda del medio/Middle Bard – Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Center – Buenos Aires, Concordia Cycle curated by Ana Gallardo. 2009

* selected group exhibitions

upcoming


- RijskakademieOPEN at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. November, 2015.
- #SoloProjects: Focus Latinoamérica. ARCO Madrid. Curadoras: Ruth Estévez y Maria de Ponte. Mirta Demare Gallery. February, 2016.
- #SoloProjects ArteBA Buenos Aires. Curador: Manuel Segade. Mirta Demare Gallery. May, 2016 

2015       
- Geometric Dancer Doesn't Believe in Love, Finds Aspiration and Ecstasy in Spirals. Motion /Labour /Machinery, group show in TENT Rotterdam, curated by Manuel Segade, Mariette Dölle, Jesse van Oosten. October 29, 2015 – January 10, 2016
- Argentine Artists Residents of the Netherlands Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht - the Argentine Embassy in the Netherlands. November, 2015
- The Baroness of Cosmic Arithmetics. Performance at NZZN experimental arts & performance festival, Rotterdam. 11 October 2015
- La morada imposible / The Impossible Dwelling. Swab Performance. International Contemporary Art Fair. Barcelona. 1 - 4 October 2015.
- Subitus Valentine. Performance at 019, Ghent. 18 September, 2015
- I committed a Happening. A lecture performance as part of Studium Generale Rietveld Academie at De Nieuwe Universiteit voor een democratische universiteit, Amsterdam, March.
- Lecture performance at La Verdi, Buenos Aires, January.
 
2014                                           
- 5 Voices on administrative detention. A performance on Administrative Detention commisioned by Amnesty International at Das Theatre Verlängertes Wohnzimmer, Berlin December.
- Florian. Exhibition and performance curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel at A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam. November.
- Carne con Mayo. Performance in collaboration with Ohad Ben Shimon, curated by Steven Fowler and Holly Pester at the Rich Mix Theatre, London. October.
- Rosa Bartel. Performance at Hotel Philippoz, Ayent, Switzerland.
- The Well-Tempered Calculator. Video-performance curated by Javier Villa at the Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MAMBA).
- POW! Performance as part of It Makes us Think of a Dance and a Fête as Much as of War (On Violence) curated by Doreen Mende at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, within the frame of the Limerick Biennale, Dublin.
- 5 Voices on administrative detention. A performance on Administrative Detention commisioned by Amnesty International – the Netherlands. Leiden University in The Hague and University of Maastricht.
- What begins and ends within our own edges. A performance in collaboration with Ohad Ben Shimon as part of the book launch: `Het is begonnen. Onderweg met Georges Perec´ by Sander Uitdehaag. Print Room, Rotterdam.
 
2013
- The Well-Tempered Calculator. “Composing Through Words” performance event curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel. Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam.
- 5 Voices on administrative detention. A performance on Administrative Detention and the Right to Education in the Occupied Territories organized by Amnesty International – the Netherlands. Radboud University, Nijmegen.
- FLESH  -performance at the exhibition Dutch Art Institute Istanbul at Galata Fotoğrafhanesi Fotoğraf Akademisi, Istanbul.
- What you have is what you have, i. c. w Ohad Ben Shimon, Making Use, Dutch Art Institute at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
- Everything of value is vulnerable, performance and poetry reading at LAAT, Rotterdam.
- Jet lag. Performance at deServiceGarage, March 2013, Amsterdam.
- Jet lag. Lecture-performance at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. Guests: Chris Kraus and Erick Beltrán.
 
2012
- I dont build a style I only expand my voice. Performance at Lost & Found, curated by Alma Mathijsen, Julia van Mourik, Kay Schuttel and Suzanne Wallinga. Theatrum Anatomicum De Waag Society, Amsterdam.
- #CareerChange at Kunstvlaai with artist Ohad Ben Shimon. Art space Upominki at Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’ INexcatly THIS curated by Fleur Van Muiswinkel and Natasha Ginwala.
- Lecture-performance at the Dutch Art Institute Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’ INexcatly THIS Amsterdam. Guests: Mark Fisher and Rossella Biscotti.
- I dont build a style I only expand my voice. Performance at Zimmer, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- 23 Facts in Hellebou, Video-performance at Hellebou, Nottoden, Norway.
- Performance at The Poetry Readings Program, Documenta13, Offener Kanal Café, Kassel. Curated by Didem Yazıcı and Raimundas Malasauskas.
- I dont build a style I only expand my voice, lecture-performance at the Dutch Art Institute. Guests Clementine Deliss and David Dibosa.
- Routine a performance project tutored by Ian White in collaboration with Emma Hedditch and Jimmy Robert, curated by If I Can´t Dance I Don´t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and coordinated by Tanja Baudoin. Raw Material Company, Biennale Dak´Art, Dakar, Senegal.
- Three Artists Walk into a Bar… Curated by The Black Swan – participants of de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011/12, Amsterdam.
- Derailments –an aural segment curated by Natasha Ginwala for the radio initiative F.I.R.E.I.N.C.A.I.R.O., Shadow Cabinet event of WE ARE THE TIME Conference Festival: Art Lives in the Age of Global Transition, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.
- UND 7 Platform for art initiatives. Collective project Kapsalon in Karlsruhe, Germany.
- Snippets. Re: Rotterdam Art Fair curated by RAiR Rotterdam, Rotterdam.
- Untitled. Performance at WORM, curated by RAiR, Rotterdam.
- Watching slalom on a couch. Performance at V2 / De Derde Dinsdag, curated by RaiR, Rotterdam.
 
2011
- 24 hours culture and de Wereld van Witte de With, Rotterdam - Stichting Kaus Australis – Rotterdam.
- Notes from Rotterdam – Poetry Reading at Het Wilde Weten – Rotterdam, 2011.
 
2010
- Super Hoy, base operativa. Curator: Ana Gallardo. Ernesto Catena Contemporary Photography Gallery, Buenos Aires.
- Palmario curated by Ana Gallado at D12 Gallery – Santiago de Chile.
- Programa de Artistas 2009 Stars and Constellations - Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires – Curators: Jorge Macchi and Pablo Accinelli.
- Proyecto Circular – Young Art Collective Show at Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires.
 
* residencies
 
- Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2015/16).
- Hôtel Philippoz, Ayent, Switzerland (2014).
- Hellebou, Notodden, Norway (2012).
- Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2012).
- Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2011).
 
* awards, fellowships and grants
 

- Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Netherlands (2015/16)
- GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani, Italy (2015)
- Mondriaan Fonds Beurs / Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (2015)
- van Beek-Donner Stichting, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. (2012/13)
- Son Sard Trust Foundation - María Marta Sánchez Elía de Nuñez Scholarship Program, Argentina. (2011/12)
- YPF Foundation & Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - Art Department, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2009/10)
- 7th Annual ArteBA- Petrobras Visual Arts Prize, Buenos Aires. ACÁ D.I.O.S./HERE IS GOD, by Double Suspension artist collective. 19th Contemporary Art Fair, arteBA´10, Buenos Aires. (2010)
- Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sivori, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2006/07)
 
* selected artist´s writings and publications
 
upcoming 

- Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ with Werkplaats Typografie and Onomatopee in cooperation with Motto distribution will publish a publications focused on violence, edited by Doreen Mende. It will include the script from the performance POW!, as part of It Makes us Think of a Dance and a Fête as Much as of War (On Violence) curated by Doreen Mende at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, within the frame of the Limerick Biennale, Dublin.

- Andorra´s box. The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale. A project by Jonas Staal. June, 2013.
- This book is a classroom. ADA area for debate and art, Rotterdam, March 2013.
- Manual for Useful Art, The Autonomy School, Liverpool John Moores University, October, 2012.
- 23 Facts in Hellebou. HELLEBOU Vol. 4, Here and There, 2012.
- The Lovers. RAMONA, Buenos Aires, May, 2009.
- Concavo & Convexo, A day in the life, poetry, Buenos Aires, 2008.
 
* selected bibliography
 
- RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten - e-flux, New York, 2015
- Autumn 2015 exhibitions / e-flux. Motion /Labour /Machinery. November, 2015. 
- van Muiswinkel, Fleur. A Tale of a Tub, Interview with Mercedes Azpilicueta. a-tub.org. 2015
- Ledesma, Ixchel, Todo Afuera Adentro, ixchelledesma.wordpress.com. May 3, 2015
- Reyes Franco, Marina. Everything outside inside. Art Elsewhere: artelsewhere.tumblr.com. 2015
- van Muiswinkel, Fleur. APPENDIX Composing through words, Het Veem Theater, 2013.
- van Beuningen, Loes. Use Value, Metropolis M, August 25th, 2013. metropolism.com/features/use-value
- Sarojini, Lewis and Roldán-Alzate, Oscar. Rephrasing Memory. Centrum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, 2013.
- van Vliet, Willem Sjoerd. Lost & Found, een dissectie van het creatieve brein, Mediametic, December, 2012. mediamatic.net/334117/nl/lost-amp-found-een-dissectie-van-het-creatieve
- 7th Annual ArteBA – Petrobras Visual Arts Prize, Buenos Aires, June, 2010.
- El Halli Obeid, Leticia. Lecciones de geografía / Geography lessons, Planta, Buenos Aires, 2009. plantarevista.com.ar