Virginia Garcia Costa

Virginia Garcia Costa

Niederweningen, Kanton Zurich, Switzerland

About Virginia Garcia Costa

Virginia Garcia Costa is an Argentinian artist based in Switzerland. Virginia produces paintings and wall sculptures inspired by elements of nature. The way Virginia arranges her materials into what looks like a surface of drips or water flow makes her style truly unique.

Her colourful series is inspired by light and vibrant colors as a way of immersing oneself in joy and hope. When viewed slightly askance, the perpendicular lines give the piece a fresh sense of three-dimensionality.

The artist trained as a painter at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.
She has gone on to receive awards for her art in Switzerland from Arte Binningen, p.i.n.k.elefant and Suisse-Art.
Virginia has exhibited at a variety of art fairs in Austria and Switzerland.
Public and private collectors in Europe, the US, Canada, Asia and Middle East have bought her work.

Education

University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Events

2020, Artwork acquisition by Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville, TN, USA

2018, Shortlisted for the Rise Art Prize in London, UK

2017, Featured in a Peter Millard & Partners Project, Thames Wharf Studios, London, UK

2013 Acquisition of works by Swiss Olympics, Switzerland


Awards:

2015 Suisse-Arte Kunstförderpreis (Art Award), BPS SUISSE, Basel

2013 curated for the art promotion project "kunst(t)raum.12, Aufstrebende Künstler stellen ihre Werke aus", Bern

2012 "First place" at the 20. International Art Exhibition Arte Binningen, Basel

Exhibitions

2020
- Katapult Gallery, Basel

2019
- Arte Binningen, Basel
- Art Connects 2.0. Switzerland & Slovakia

2018
- Zur alten Bank Gallery, Switzerland
- Novum Investments, Basel, Switzerland

2017
- Basel Art Center, Basel, Switzerland
- MAG Montreux Art Gallery, represented by Biancoscuro Gallery

2016
- ART INNSBRUCK, Austria
- 18th ART FAIR ZURICH, Switzerland


2015
- 17th ART FAIR ZURICH, Switzerland
- BPS (Suisse), Basel. Switzerland
- Arte Binningen International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

2014
- BPS (Suisse), Annual Exhibition, Basel
- art mathieu Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Olten
- 22. International Art Exhibition Arte Binningen 2014, Basel
- Haus des Sports von Swiss Olympic. Solo Exhibition, Bern
- Atelier am Bach - Akt und Landschaft - Group Exhibition, Sempach

2013
- kunst(t)raum.12 "Aufstrebende Künstler stellen ihre Werke aus" Solo Exhibition, p.i.n.k.elefant, Bern, Switzerland
- BASEL ART center Halle 33, Mixed Art – Group Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland

2012
- Kunstkritik-Preis (1. Platz) der 20. International Art Exhibition Arte Binningen, Basel