Maria Ferrari Hardoy

Maria Ferrari Hardoy

Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Maria Ferrari Hardoy

My work comes from the stream of consciousness, from what I’m reading at the moment, from the movie I saw last night. I’m not an artist that reworks over and over the same subject. The constant in my work is the concern for the questions raised by Painting. My interest lies on the crossovers between figuration and abstraction. The interzone in between, exploring its limits. I paint for those who acknowledge my filiations, but also for those who don’t. I work with fragments I cut out. I take them from reality, from ideas, photographs, dreams and hallucinations. They turn in as a figurative anchorage that then dissolves and distorts, sometimes into total abstraction.
I believe that the ambiguous is truer than the certain.
The thickness gains shape. Primordial assumptions are transfigured. From here the essence emerges. In this ferocious struggle I plunge off and return until I reach a fertile ground in which that original cut out, after it’s odyssey, repositions, anchors and materializes new intruder fragments that resignify their origin.

Maria Ferrari Hardoy, February 2014


Visual Art Studies with Sergio Bazán (2008-2013) and Diana Aisenberg (2012-2014)
Attended Workshops with Eduardo Stupía, Diego Bianchi and Alejandra Seeber at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2011 and 2013).
Master’s Degree in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1998


Selected to participate in Proyecto PAC 2014 (Contemporary Art Practices), a critique, analysis and art production program at Gachi Prieto Art Gallery

“Los Carniceros: sólo pintura en San Isidro”, Diario La Nación , 28.09.2012
“El Paso que lleva del taller a la muestra” , Diario La Nación, 25.07.2010


Solo Exhibitions:
Volame a la Luna / Centro Cultural Recoleta / 2010
Group Exhibitions (Selection):
5ª Bienal Nacional de Pintura / Museo Municipal de Pintura Dr Urbano Poggi, Rafaela, Santa Fé / 2013
Concurso Nacional de Pintura Sanatorio Finochietto / C.C.Borges / 2013
Los Carniceros / Fundación Lory Barra / 2012
Tópica Dérmica / Espacio MiTo, Punta del Este / 2012
Bicho II / La Casona de los Olivera /2011
6to Concurso Nacional de Pintura / UADE / 2011