Natalia Cincunegui

Natalia Cincunegui

Amsterdam

About Natalia Cincunegui

Buenos Aires, Argentina (1971)

Although my work speaks about what it is to be human in inhuman times, it is never explaining nor sentimental; it is about everything that troubles me and others with me. If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.

By a serial repetition of ideas and motives I try to come nearer the right form - crucial gestures enlarged by cinematographic close-ups capturing some of the drama of this human epos we are destined living. Aiming thus what I call the wrong shape; never aesthetically correct or decorative; a broken Hallelujah, remaining unfinished.

In my work text is crucial; images accompanied by own phrases next to great ones. An intuitive search hungered by longings. Except of my daily [inner] life, The Book of Job, gospels, pop song lyrics, drama and cinema nourish my thoughts and images.

Although my work speaks about what it is to be human in inhuman times, it is never explaining nor sentimental; it is about everything that troubles me and others with me. If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.

Threw references and details the topic of what I call Contemporary Cruelty is stressed in my work, revealing an unsentimental view on the victims of sins such as conformism and cowardice, this institutionalised race that can sympathize with everything; except suffering.

Being a human being I am very much aware of how fragile the line is between being legal and illegal, justice and injustice, of good and evil. Everything might be repeating itself, yet it has taken a more sophisticated and sterile form. I therefore find myself in Bernard Shaws words: Let us blush over the far more hypocrite and pretentious savagery of our times.

Religion is being used and abused, speaking of God out of fashion, despite all this my work is inspired by this Familiar stranger.

Remarkable it is when people are concerned weather my work is contemporary or not, living in this given period of time, I am necessarily within our time and therefore voluntarily or not contemporary.

Education

1990-1994
Academy of Visual Arts, Amsterdam

1994-1996
Royal Academy of Visual Arts, The Hague

1993/1995
Erasmus scholar ships
Ecole Suprieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Scola de Belas Artes, Lisbon

1993
4th Biennale Maastricht, Master Class by Jo Baer

Exhibitions [a selection]

1996
Purchase Centre of Visual Arts, Leiden
Cellini Gallery,Leiden

1997
Participation project ASI [Amsterdam Painting Institute]
Group exh. Donkersloot Gallery, Amsterdam
Open Studio at Wilhelmina Gasthuis [Contemporary brooding centre], Amsterdam [1997-1998-1999]

1998
Project for Galerie A. Vivas, Paris
Solo Strange Fruit, Machinegebouw,Amsterdam
Group exhibition, city hall, The Hague

1999
Solo Die Nibelungen, at the TTA [Amsterdam Theatregroup], Amsterdam
[during: week of the book]

2000
Series The Zone in stock at Canvas International Gallery, Amsterdam
Purchase by ISIS Company, Maastricht

2001
Solo project Voice Within in Espace DNW, Paris
Group exhibition Argentina,mas prxima, Neerijnen
Purchase by paper supplier; Grafisch Papier, Andelst

2002
Group exh. Arte Contemporaneo Argentino, W.A. Gallery, Delft

2003
Solo EXHIBITIONISM, Amsterdam

2005
Group exh. Religion in Contemporary Art, Municipal Museum, Gorcum
Solo Ordet,Galerie 59,Amsterdam
Purchase by SBK [Centre Visual Arts]Amsterdam
Commission for book illustrations by Puntspatie[bno] and Publisher Rozenberg, Amsterdam

2006
Proposal by A.Mazurel [Jack the Ripper band] to use drawings for promoting film by Canal + France
Selection of drawings by I. Vigier-Rekveld for the catalogue Hell Emio Greco, Dance festival Amsterdam
Assignment for La Nave literary magazine in co-operation with F.Casavalle, Buenos Aires
Display at Graphic designers office, [Puntspatie]Amsterdam

2007
Solo Performance at Museum of Modern Arts*[Museumn8cht],* Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The wrong shape proposition to The Basement Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Face the Face series of animations in co-operation with K. Abbott.
Gestures Film stills in coll. with K.Abbott
Prix de Rome application

2008
Publication of linocuts for Lev Luncs Ausgangsschreiben No. 37 by Puntspatie [bno], Amsterdam
Group exhibition
Gallery Chiellerie,Amsterdam
Groupexhibition,Gallery Vriend van Bavink,Amsterdam

Start of comic The Journey of Mr.C.Naut
2009
In my Wildest Nightmares
in coop.with sculptor Claire Mazurel,Paris
Works in coop with Kylie Abbott[see at future shows]

Books [selection]
1997
Cover Illustration of Lecturas Ejemplares [Exemplary Readings] by Felicitas Casavalle

1999
Cover Illustration of Dilogos Callados [Silent Dialogues]by Felicitas Casavalle

2002
Voice Within Catalogue

2005
Illustrations in Donkere Spiegels/Miscellenea[Dark mirrors] by Felicitas Casavalle

2008
Illustrations for Lev Luncs Ausgangsschreiben No. 37 by Puntspatie [bno], Amsterdam ,

Events

La Tangente group exhibition 12-13 oct. 2013
Future Shows: Project fashion/art,2010,ParisBlog:Coop with Kylie Abbott on kyliesmixedbag.blogspot.com/2008/11/gesture-series.html