CELINA ECEIZA AR
Celina Eceiza (b. 1988) was born in Tandil, Province of Buenos Aires, and in 2006 moved to Buenos Aires. She obtained a degree in Visual Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Arte de Buenos Aires and received the Artistic Training Scholarship granted by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes and the Centro Cultural Haroldo Conti. From 2012 to 2015, Celina coordinated the publications area of Big Sur gallery, with which she participated in national and international fairs, and where she also made the selection of visual artists for the gallery’s digital and print magazine. In 2018, her first novel, El falsificador, was published by Tammy Metzler publishing house. She has had numerous solo and group shows in Rosario, Buenos Aires and Mexico. Recently, her work was selected for the Braque Prize 2019, and in 2020 she won the First Central Bank Painting Prize (under 35).
From the series Reheated dinners
I work with different techniques such as embroidery, patchwork, sculpture and drawing. My work combines the laborious and the clumsy as the same productive force. I elaborate images that function as contemplative of the world and at the same time refer to the low, the hidden, the mythical, but also to the vulgar every day. Humor and the sacred mix with the whimsical, finding a place in the mixture of cultures and beliefs, incorporating the images and forms they take: an Arabian style tent, the still life of a naive painter, the art brut, or the techniques of a fair craftsman.