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JULIA ORQUERA BIANCO – Veiled
January 25, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PST$15.00 – $20.00
Western Art History is populated with images of women. During the XIX Century, mysterious busts of veiled virgins became a theme in sculpture and were obsessively produced. Taking the iconic figure of the veiled virgin, Bianco interrogates ideas around femininity, sacredness, gender and perspective, deconstructing an image through the act of revealing and liberating it.
Julia Orquera Bianco was born in Argentina and lived in Mexico and the United States. She attended Escuela de Arte Fotográfico de Avellaneda, where she specialized in Photography. In 2011, Orquera Bianco earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting from Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In 2018, she graduated from the MFA program at Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her art practice interrogates her everyday experience as an alien in the U.S. through addressing collective and personal heritage as a platform to create objects, installations and time-based media that put into evidence identity as a fragile construct, constantly in motion, influenced by the past but re-contextualized and impacted by the present and the place. Her latest work explores alternative formats through the use of common materials in unconventional ways. Her work has been showcased inArgentina, Canada, Mexico and the United States.