Sofia Quirno (EN)

Sofia Quirno

Argentina, 1978
Supported by Fundación Ama Amoedo

Sofía Quirno lives and works in New York. Influenced by Argentine tradition of psychoanalysis, Quirno uses humor to question existing structures and address situations of vulnerability. Bringing together concrete and metaphorical images, she proposes an experience of everyday associations. Using collage as her underlying process, she experiments with montage, overlapping images and perspectives to capture the randomness of thoughts; to stretch and unfetter conventional figurations; to rethink new modes of subjectivity outside of existing schemes. Art is for her a territory to reflect on issues of translation, identity, and form. Sofía holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Parsons, The New School, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. She was a fellow at Shandaken Projects Paint School, a discourse-based program for painters in NY and part of The Drawing Center Viewing Program. Sofía obtained the Sterling Clark Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center. She was also an artist in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Triangle Arts Workshop. Her most recent exhibitions include: I Went There, Praxis NY; A su lado, Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires; Heads and Tails, Praxis, NY; Importa un pepino, Galería Hache, Buenos Aires; After-noon, M E N Gallery, NY; For Starters, Emily Harvey Foundation, NY; Calendar Day, Praxis, NY; Sunny Side Up, Sleep Center, NY.


About the work
Bye Blackbird
Mixed media on metal base

Bye Blackbird is a work made up of sculptures that, reproducing the mechanics of a camping, unfold and fit together to build a settlement scene. The pieces as a whole build an imaginary pictorial landscape of nature. Each sculpture represents an element of this composition as a character: a moon, a bird, a nest, a sky, etc.
The work highlights the need to move from the city to the countryside for two days, the will to assume itself as a settlement quickly and to understand the aesthetic/pictorial transformation of the landscape that occurs with this movement. It also assumes the fusion that will be produced momentarily between these structures imported from technology, with natural flora and fauna from CAMPO.