Tiffany Trenda’s video, Body Study II is currently showing at the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Auto Body” is a performance and video art platform for the elevation of women’s bodies in which the artists perform, stage and digitally manipulate themselves. More than 40 women artists from around the world occupy both conceptual and physical space with their bodies, which are all too often glaringly absent from the broader art world. “Auto Body” fills the Sala Molinos space, creating a new polyphonic record of diverse actions and voices.
“Auto Body” makes clear that as strict divisions between artistic disciplines continue to crumble, contemporary forms of cultural production utilize performativity and temporality to excavate the enduring and often haunting marks left on our bodies.
The exhibition made its debut in December 2014 during Miami Art Week, with 35 international women performance and video artists. Following the submission of hundreds of nominations from 26 women curators from around the world, a local curatorial committee comprised of Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Ximena Caminos, Tami Katz-Freiman and Brandi Reddick selected the final 35 artists for the exhibition. With each new city to which “Auto Body” travels, a local curatorial committee selects works by local artists to be added to the show—continually fostering a new exchange of ideas and an international conversation on the political and economic inequalities of the art world and beyond.
May 31st to June 8th
Open to the public 2-9 p.m
Performances Saturdays and Sundays throughout the run of the exhibition
For more information on “Auto Body” please visit www.autobody-movement.com
María José Arjona (Colombia), Cecilia Bengolea (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Rosario Bléfari (Mar del Plata, Argentina), Adriana Bustos (Bahía Blanca, Argentina), Jimena Croceri (Cutral Có, Argentina), Jen DeNike (USA), Cara Despain (USA), Zackary Drucker (USA), Naomi Fisher (USA), Eloise Fornieles (UK), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Ana Gallardo (Rosario, Argentina), Silvia Gurfein (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Micol Hebron (USA), Angie Jennings (USA), Marie Karlberg (Sweden), Sigalit Landau (Israel), Dana Levy (Israel), Molly Lowe (USA), Cristina Lucas (España / Spain), Marina Mariasch / Máquina de, Lavar (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Lee Materazzi (USA), Alex McQuilkin (USA), Ana Mendez (USA), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Zimbabwe), Narcissister (USA), Tameka Norris (Guam), Daniela Ortiz (Perú), Karina, Peisajovich (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Christina Pettersson (Suecia/Sweden), Kembra Pfahler (USA), Cheryl Pope (USA), Tanja Schlander (Denmark/ Dinamarca), A.L. Steiner (USA), Diana Szeinblum (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sharita Towne (USA), Tiffany Trenda (USA), Naama Tsabar (Israel)
Georgia Wall (USA), Agustina Woodgate (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Antonia Wright (USA), Rona Yefman (Israel), Maya Zack (Israel)
Ombretta Agró Andruff, Beth Boone, Ximena Caminos, Mariangela, Susan Caraballo, Ilaria Conti, Carolyn Drake, Rylee Eterginoso, Rossella Farinotti, Jane Hart, Rujeko Hockley, Tami Katz-Freiman, Meaghan Kent, Natalie Kovacs, Hadas Maor, Kimberly Marrero, Diana Nawi, Grela Orihuela, Brandi Reddick,, Rotem Ruff, Marie Shek, Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Stephanie Sherman, Sandra Teitge, Vivi Tellas, Larisa Zmud, Natalia Zuluaga