12 July: Interview with Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra at Bonnefanten Museum
July 8, 2010 Leave a Comment
Interview with Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Sunday 12 July, 2 pm
Auditorium of the museum
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra will give an exclusive interview to Alexander van Grevenstein, director of the museum and curator of the show.
Traumfäger (Dream Catcher) 2006 Graphite on paper, waxed 50 x 35 cm UBS Art Collection, Zurich
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra was born in Viña del Mar, Chile, in 1967. She transfers at twelve to the Fine Arts Academy of Valparaíso. At nineteen, she leaves for Santiago. The Chile Crea movement of artists and students for democracy was founded at that time and Sandra Väsquez de la Horra actively participated in it. She moved back to Viña del Mar in 1989. She enrolled in the university to study visual communication and graphic design, with a particular emphasis on typography. In 1995, she leaves for Europe, where for a year in Düsseldorf, she attended classes given by Jannis Kounellis at the Kunstakademie. She returns to Germany in 1999, invited by Rosemarie Trockel to attend her classes. Finally, between 2001 and 2003, she completes her studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. She lives and works in Germany since then.
Her work has among others been exhibited at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musem KunstPalast in Düsseldorf, and is present in various public and private collections. Sandra Vásquez was awarded the prestigious Guerlain Prize in 2009. The prize has been the most significant event in her career before her oncoming solo show at the Bonnefantenmuseum.
A catalogue accompanying the show is published by Hatje Cantz. 184 pages, 136 full colour illustrations, English – French – German, 39,90 euro. Available at the museum shop.
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