Laura Ortego



Bio

Laura Ortego is a photographer, born in Argentina in 1975 and currently working in Buenos Aires.
She graduated as a Director of Photography at the National Film School.
In 2007 she won 2nd award at the National Exhibition of Photography. She received fellowships from the Metropolitan Arts Fund in 2013 and from the National Arts Funds for the Arts in 2012.
Her work, mainly starring by girls, was exhibited in several countries including Spain, Italy, Portugal and USA.
In 2010 she made a year trip to Asia, after that she made ​​a series of portraits of girls between childhood and adulthood in Argentina, and in 2014 she traveled to Beijing, China, to develop that portraits’ project in Dong Dong & Lulu Artist Residency.

 

Statement

I was born in the Argentinian Patagonia.
I grew up surrounded by an immeasurable desert that definitely marked my perception of space. In each of the photo series I do, it always returns -as in a ritual-  that constant tension between the subject and his environment.
I am also interested in the adventure of growth and the construction of identity, dreams, child’s unconscious and the cracks through which strangeness sneaks into the everyday.
The themes of my works are childhood, adolescence and the enigma that surrounds them. The main characters are usually girls.
I’m currently working on a serie of girls’ portraits between childhood and adulthood.
But this time I put aside the relationship between them and the context, to focus on the mystery that lies beyond their bodies, capable of transforming everything.

Only them, facing what is about to come, as once I was facing the endless plateau surrounding the city where I grew up.

 

CV

LAURA ORTEGO
www.lauraortego.com.ar
 
Born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Patagonia, Argentina, 1975
Working in Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Studies
2012
Artists’ Programme UTDT Universtity, Buenos Aires

2009
Entrecampos Regional program

2006
Workshops lead by Valeria Gonzalez

2002-2004
Workshops lead by Fabiana Barreda

1998 
Director of photography, ENERC, National School of Experimentation and Cinematographic Accomplishment , Buenos Aires

Solo exhibitions

2014
Chicas Beijing, Otero, Buenos Aires
Girls, Prophecies gallery, Beijing

2012
Chicas, Centro Cultural R. Rojas

2011
Nenas, Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires

2009
Entornos, Galería Nuble, Santander, España

2008
Galería Sicart, Barcelona, España

2007
Juego de living, Galería de arte nómade, Comodoro Rivadavia.

2006
Juego de living, Espacio Ecléctico, Buenos Aires

2005  
Serie de nenas I, Teatro español, Comodoro Rivadavia

2002 
Serie de amores- serie de miedos, Galería de arte nómade , Comodoro R.
Serie de amores- serie de miedos, Pabellón IV, Buenos Aires
Serie de amores- serie de miedos, Espacio Giesso, Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions
2014
Territories and subjectivities, Contemporary art from Argentina, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington
2013
Perfiles, Argentinian photography, Tecnópolis
Territories and subjectivities, Contemporary art from Argentina, Argentinian Consulate, NY
2012
Junta, Feria latinoamericana de arte contemporáneo, Meridión AC
BA Photo, Galería Gachi Prieto
Nenas, Galería Gachi Prieto
Lo que queda del día a día, Galería Sicart, Barcelona
2011
Expotrastiendas, Galería Gachi Prieto
Poética móvil, Puerto Madryn, Argentina 2010
Actualización de la ambición, Galería de arte nómade

2009
Artesantander Art Fair 09, Galería Sicart, Santander España
Infancia, La Casona de los Olivera, Buenos Aires
Circa, International art fair, Galería Sicart, Puerto Rico
ArteBA, International art fair, Galería Sicart, Buenos Aires
Pertenencia, Chubut, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires
Entornos, Galería Nuble, Santander, España
Serie de nenas II, Galería Arte x Arte, Buenos Aires

2008
Arte Lisboa, Internacional art fair, Galería Sicart, Portugal
Premios Fundación Deloitte, Centro Cultural Recoleta
Premios Fundación Lebensohn
Buenos Aires Photo, Galería Sicart
Premio Bienal Federal, Consejo Federal de inversores
De eros y thanatos, Galería Sicart, España
Premios Bienal de Fotografía,  Galería Arte x arte
Premios Platt, Galería Isidro Miranda
Artesantander, Galería Sicart, Santander, España
Hiperestesia, Galería Isidro Miranda
Arte BA, Galería Isidro Miranda
Interfaces, Fondo Nacional de las Artes

2007
XI Premios Klemm, Fundación Klemm
Premios Platt , Galería Isidro Miranda
Premios AAGA , Fundación Klemm
Salón Nacional de fotografía, Palais de Glace
Cultural Chandón, Museo Nacional  de Bellas Artes, Neuquén
Ruta 3 al sur, km 1230, Alianza Francesa, Bahía Blanca
Galería Marte Up, Montevideo, Uruguay

2006
Premios Metrovías de fotografía contemporánea argentina, Centro Cultural Borges
Salón Nacional de artes visuales de Rosario, Museo Juan Castagnino
Periférica, Galería de arte nómade, Centro Cultural Borges
Paisaje y artificio, Galería Crimson

2005
Periférica, Centro Cultural Borges
Expotrastiendas, Galería de arte nómade
Viajes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano, La Plata
Museo Palacio San José de Urquiza, Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos

2004
Fotografía chubutense actual, CEPTUR, Comodoro Rivadavia
Patagonia, mitos y realidades, Centro Cultutral Recoleta
Retratos- autorretratos, MACLA, La Plata
Bienal Regional de Arte, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bahía Blanca

2003
Retratos- autorretratos, Museo Provincial de dibujo y  grabado, Entre Ríos
Ficciones sobre la infancia, Galería de arte Facultad de Psicología UBA
Feria de libro de foto de autor, Espacio Ecléctico

2002
5 Mundos, Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas, La Plata

2001
Luci colori e forme del III milenio, Nápoles, Italia
Siguiendo a Man Ray, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires

Awards-Fellowships
2012 Metropolitan Fund for the arts, scholarship for artistic creation
2011 National Fund for the arts, scholarship for artistic creation
2009 Entrecampos regional Program
2007 2nd. Prize, Salón Nacional de fotografía
2006 Honourable mention, Salón Metrovías de fotografía contemporánea argentina

Residencies
2014 Dong Dong & Lulu, Songzhang, Beijing

Publications
Interfaces, Fondo Nacional de las Artes 2011
ArteBA, Fundación ArteBA 2009
ArteBA, Fundación arteBA 2008
Premios Platt, catálogo 2007

Press release

http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/radar/9-7492-2011-11-20.html

http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/radar/17-7602-2012-01-04.html

http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/radar/9-8353-2012-11-04.html

http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/las12/13-7644-2012-11-17.html

http://www.revistaenie.clarin.com/arte/fotografia/Karina-Acosta-Ortego-Szankay-Salfity_0_766123417.html

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Residency in Beijing:
60 Art Area,
Xiaopu Village, Songzhuang,
Tongzhou District,
Beijing, China
PC.101118
Residency in Nanjing:
2101, Fangshan Art Camp,
3789 Jiyin Avenue,
Jiangning District, Nanjing,
Jiangsu Province, China
PC.211112
Residency in Hohhot:
Building G5, Unit 104
Yiliaodong International Garden
Saihan Dostrict, Hohhot
Inner Mongolia, China.
PC.010000
Residency in Taiwan:
1st Floor, Zhilanshanzhuang,
No. 37 Lanyang street
Houcuo Village, Sanzhi District
New Taipei City, Taiwan.
PC.252
Residency in Ordos:
23rd Floor, Building 1,
Athlete's Village, High-tech Park,
Kangbashi District, Ordos,
Inner Mongolia, China
PC.017000
Residency in Garze:
Bamei, Dawu County,
Garze Tibetan Prefecture,
Sichuan Province, China
PC. 626401
Residency in Kunming:
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