MFA Parsons The New School, NYC /// BFA Otis College of Arts and Design, Los Angeles.
I work predominantly with photography, collage, moving image, and objects. The ways in which I combine these mediums respond to the kind of narrative I want to stress in each project. The narratives I am interested in are mostly found in postcolonial his/herstory.
I am interested in observing recorded history and its fixed patterns. My latest projects involve the manipulation of (rarely) disputed dominant history, as I challenge the idea of traditional Western representation of historically acclaimed male figures. Through research, observation and documentation of found objects, stories and events, I create artworks that can bring into question the symbolism assigned to cultural objects such as neoclassical public monuments or chauvinistic literature.
In my work, I attempt to revisit the disturbing and institutionalized colonial pedagogy. I am excited and proud to be part of a generation of Latin Americans that can potentially overturn an imposed worldview into an embarrassing sense of displaced identity. The efforts to tear down and/or re-locate emblematic monuments that celebrate colonialism and white male supremacy around the world are the kind of events that have motivated me to make art in the last few years. I am not interested in reproducing these events, but in creating situations that encourage the viewer to reconsider how objects that are typically seen as harmless –like a neoclassical statue of a naked female body, or the public representation of a brave man facing the sky and riding a horse, can be detrimental to the ways in which we relate to class, race and gender.
Born in Argentina, Luciana Pinchiero migrated to the US to finish her studies in art. She received her MFA from Parsons The New School (NYC), and her BFA from Otis College of Arts and Design, (Los Angeles). Her work has been shown in museums, art spaces and galleries in New York City, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, France and Iceland. Luciana lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Supported At Its End, Hanging By Its Weight, The Loisaida Center, New York, NY
In Warmth, The Living Gallery Outpost, New York, NY
Cuadernos de Artista - curated by Santiago Bengolea at The Consulate of Argentina in New York, New York, NY
List í Ljósi 2017 (Light Festival 2017), Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Project Your Desire (Here), Galerie DIX9 and Nexialism Center of Research, Paris, France
A Dialogue with Cortázar, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York City
Hundred, A Small Works Exhibition, World Money Gallery, Brooklyn
Permeate The House, The Hollows Art Space, Brooklyn
Staves, Gassets, Laths, Tenons, The Hollows Art Space, Brooklyn
Perform Chinatown (for ITSWOLF Curatorial Collective), Los Angeles
apARTment #2, hosted by GraftArt, Brooklyn
Auto-Chemistry, The Hollows Art Space, Brooklyn.
Off Pink Parsons MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015, The Kitchen, New York
Migratory Patterns, CuatroH Art Space, Brooklyn
Over The Edge: Paperworks Unbound Part 1, Williamsburg Art and History Center, Brooklyn
Beyond The Obvious, 25 East Gallery, New York
Hysterically Accurate, 25 East Gallery, New York
Shine Bright Like a Diamond, 25 East Gallery, New York
Lumpy Discourses, 25 East Gallery, New York
The Set, 25 East Gallery, New York
We Are Making People’s Days As Much As We Are Ruining Them!, Galef Building at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Women’s Day Festival, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach
You Intersect Me, I Intersect You, The Intersection Between You and Me, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles