ArtCenter / South Florida presents Correspondences: a visual dialogue between Marina Font and Amalia Caputo

Artists’ Walk-Through: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
On View: October 5 – November 17, 2013.

Correspondences presents a visual dialogue between the work of resident artist Marina Font and alumna Amalia Caputo. Correspondences explores the changing notions of identity and memory, and how these concepts are constantly transformed by one another. The exhibition, an experimental work-in-progress, presents a collection of photographs, objects and videos that construct individual and collective stories, built upon scenes of the artists’ own and appropriated memories. In Correspondences, the artists question the veracity of both, memory and photography, exposing the fragility of these concepts.

Project 924 is an interdisciplinary project space at ArtCenter/South Florida designated for experimentation and innovation in exhibitions, performances and site-specific installations. Project 924 is free and open to be public Mondays-Thursdays 12pm-6pm; Fridays-Saturdays 11am-10pm and Sundays 11am-9pm.

Amalia Caputo (Venezuela 1964) holds a Bachelor in Art and Art History from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and an MFA in Studio Art/Photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography. Since 1989 Amalia has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in her native Caracas, also in Barcelona, Miami, London, Mexico, New York, Taipei, DC, to name a few. Recent solo exhibitions include “Transferencias” a large installation of video, photography and objects at Fundación Cultural Chacao, La Caja (Caracas, Venezuela) curated by Lorena González in 2012; in 2010 “Tableaux” at Dot Fifty One Gallery (Miami); in 2006 “Fe, Cuerpo y Artificio”, curated by Costanza De Rogatis, at the Museo Alejandro Otero (Caracas) and traveled to Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure (Venezuela). She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2004 Juan Lovera Award, 62° Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia (Venezuela). Her work is rep resented in various public and private collections including those of the Galeria de Arte Nacional (Caracas), the Fundación Banco Mercantil Collection (Caracas), Museum of Latin American Art – Molaa (Los Angeles), and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection and the Arturo and Liza Mosquera (Miami), among others. Amalia lives and works in Miami, Florida, since August 2003.

Marina Font (Argentina 1970) studied design, sculpture, and photography at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martin Malharro, Argentina. She moved to the United States in 1996. In the summer of 1998 she studied photography at Speos Ecole de la Photographie in Paris. She earned a MFA in Photography from Barry University, 2009. She has been part of several group shows at museums and cultural institutions such as: The Boca Raton Museum, The Appleton Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Museum of Florida Art, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Girls Club Collection of Contemporary Art, and Centro Cultural Espanol Miami. Through her career Marina has exhibited at: Espacio Foto Arte, Uruguay, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, and Dina Mitrani Gallery, who represents her work in Miami; as well as local and international fairs: Buenos Aires Photo (solo project), MIA, Arteamericas, Art Naples, Art Live Fair, Art Wynwood. She was awarded “Best in Show” at Biennial Six – Museum of Florida Art; 2012 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Finalist and Photoclucida’s Critical Mass Finalist, 2012. Marina lives and works in Miami Beach.

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