GRIMANESA AMORÓS Conexion Dorada
art.es issue #55 project 45
Statement I travel throughout Peru whenever I can. My exposure to the historical sites of the country led me to question the practices and religious beliefs of the dominant culture in Lima. I traveled the world to find a place where people have the freedom to practice their own culture. Modern technology, in a similar way, gives us the power of information, connection, and creation. In this project I want to explore the duality of the culture of ancient spirituality and modern technology by incorporating the imagery of the circuit board with my golden self-portrait, instead of a deity. We take the power of our technology for granted, yet 3,000 years ago they would have been considered divine. About Grimanesa Amoros Grimanesa Amorós is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been greatly influenced by her interest in social history, scientific research and critical theory. She uses sculpture, video, and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. For Amoros, art and modern technology are sources for information, connection, and creation. She wants to explore the duality of the culture of ancient spirituality and modern technology. “We take the power of our technology for granted, yet 3,000 years ago they would have been considered divine,” says Amoros. Amorós has exhibited internationally in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the recipient of several grants, which include the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship (Washington, DC), The Travel Grant Fund for Artists, NEA Arts International (New York, NY), and The Bronx Museum for the Arts: Aim Program (Bronx, NY), among many others. About art.es Project art.es is a special project done by a prestigious international artist. It is created exclusively for every magazine issue. This makes art.es a creative space as well as a specially valued reference for both the present and future. The magazine’s aim is to remove information and debate on contemporary art from their pedestals, rendering special attention to the sector’s principal protagonists: the artists themselves. One of its methods of distribution is through galleries, museums and cultural institutions of all kinds, which means that virtually its entire edition is sold before it reaches the most targeted public possible.