Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Sandra Vasquez de la Horra was born 1967 Viña del Mar. Graduated from Visual Communications, University for Design, Viña del Mar (1994); and Postgraduate Studies, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne (2003).

In order to explain my practice, it´s necessary to talk about alchemy and an experimental approach to drawing in three dimensionality - using architecture, installation and other formats. An ensemble which I pin to the wall, reminiscent of practices used in a Natural History Museum, an accumulation of drawings pinned like insects in an organic or geometrical form, each time makes a new improvisation that appears to look like a chaotic story board. My perception of space and dimensions have changed in the last few years, and I have begun to work in large format using cotton paper. I am now putting together a lot of different symbols, typography, and patterns, all of which mean something to me, like a poetry, and takes me in another space where I identify better.

Selected exhibitions include Aguas Profundas, Museo Novecento, Florence (2019); Guerlain Collection in Centre Pompidou, Albertina Museum, Vienna (2019); Auto fictions - Contemporary drawing, Prix de dessin de la Fondation d'art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (2018); The artist voice, The Parkview Museum, Singapore (2017); SEHT, da ist DER MENSCH, Art Museum Magdeburg (2017); Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (2015); Drawing: The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K, Ghent (2015); Awards, Kunstfonds, Bonn (2013); Sommer Nacht Traum. Frauen - Landschaften, Altana Kultur Stiftung, Sinclair Haus, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe (2013); 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2012); Une montagne nommée désir, Musée d'art moderne, Saint Etienne (2011); Vuela Mi Alma, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2010); Daniel & Florence Guerlain Fundation Drawing Preis, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2009); and Mitologica, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf (2008).

Last updated: 26.03.2021