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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Born 1981 in La Plata, Argentina
Lives and works in Amsterdam

* education
Master of Fine Arts Dutch Art Institute – ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem. 2011/13
Programa de Artistas Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. 2009/10
Bachelor in Visual Arts Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires. 2002/07

* solo exhibitions
Geometric Dancer Doesn’t Believe in Love, Finds Aspiration and Ecstasy in Spirals – SlyZmud, Buenos Aires. Opening 13 May – June, 2016
Todo afuera adentro  / All outside inside at Móvil / cheLA, Buenos Aires, April – June. 2015
Barda del medio/Middle Bard – Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Center – Buenos Aires, Concordia Cycle curated by Ana Gallardo. 2009

* selected works, group exhibitions & projects
t.b.a. performance as part of The Words of Others / Palabras Ajenas, The Literary Collages of León Ferrari, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA (Getty Foundation), REDCAT/CalArts, Los Angeles. October
Workshop over Dutch artist René Daniëls, i.c.w. Sara Giannini´s research at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. June
I would prefer not to, group exhibition curated by Barbara Cueto, La  Casa Encendida, Madrid. June
Rolling Snowball/8Xiamen. Initiated by the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China together with the Dutch Consulate in Guangzhou. Curataded by Ineke Gudmundsson, Annelie Musters, Sophie Zhu and May Lee. May
On Affection: performance program, NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona. May
Molecular Love, FLAM, Festival for Live Art at Frascati & Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. May
Pernod Ricard Fellow at Villa Vassilieff, Paris. April
The take over i.c.w. Jacco van Uden & Celine Berger. Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten/De Haagse Hogeschool, The Hague. March onwards.
Opening, ARCO Madrid, curated by Juan Canela. SlyZmud gallery, Madrid. February

RijksakademieOPEN, Amsterdam. November 2016.
Rolling Snowball/7, Djúpivogur. Initiated by Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, China and the municipality of Djupivogur, Iceland.  Curatated by Ineke Gudmundsson, Annelie Musters y Sigurdur Gudmundsson. 2 July – 21 August. 
The Economy is Spinning, Onomatopee, Eindhoven. Curator: Kris Dittel. 5 June – 17 July
These shapes remind me of you, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam. Curator: Juliaan Andeweg. 14 May – 25 Jun
Influenza, blip blip blip (i.c.w. Leeds Collage of Arts, Leeds. Curator: Alex Farrar. 18 march – 01 April
#SoloProjects: Focus Latinoamérica. ARCO Madrid. Curators: Ruth Estévez and Maria de Ponte. Mirta Demare. February

Un Mundo Raro / A Rare World at RijskakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
Motion /Labour /Machinery, group show in TENT Rotterdam, curated by Manuel Segade, Mariette Dölle, Jesse van Oosten. 
The Baroness of Cosmic Arithmetics. Performance at NZZN experimental arts & performance festival, Rotterdam. 11 October 2015
La morada imposible. Swab Performance. International Contemporary Art Fair. Barcelona. 1 – 4 October 2015.
Subitus Valentine. Performance at 019, Ghent. 18 September, 2015
I committed a Happening. A lecture performance as part of Studium Generale Rietveld Academie at De Nieuwe Universiteit voor een democratische universiteit, Amsterdam, March.
Lecture performance at La Verdi, Buenos Aires, January.

5 Voices on administrative detention. A performance on Administrative Detention commisioned by Amnesty International at Das Theatre Verlängertes Wohnzimmer, Berlin, December.
Florian. Exhibition and performance curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel at A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam. November.
Carne con Mayo. Performance in collaboration with Ohad Ben Shimon, curated by Steven Fowler and Holly Pester at the Rich Mix Theatre, London. October.
Rosa Bartel. Performance at Hotel Philippoz, Ayent, Switzerland.
The Well-Tempered Calculator. Video-performance curated by Javier Villa at the Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MAMBA).
POW! Performance as part of It Makes us Think of a Dance and a Fête as Much as of War (On Violence) curated by Doreen Mende at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, within the frame of the Limerick Biennale, Dublin.
5 Voices on administrative detention. A performance on Administrative Detention commisioned by Amnesty International – the Netherlands. Leiden University in The Hague and University of Maastricht.

The Well-Tempered Calculator. “Composing Through Words” performance event curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel. Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam.

5 Voices on administrative detention. A performance on Administrative Detention and the Right to Education in the Occupied Territories organized by Amnesty International – the Netherlands. Radboud University, Nijmegen.

FLESH -performance at the exhibition Dutch Art Institute Istanbul at Galata Fotoğrafhanesi Fotoğraf Akademisi, Istanbul.

What you have is what you have, i. c. w Ohad Ben Shimon, Making Use, Dutch Art Institute at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Everything of value is vulnerable, performance and poetry reading at LAAT, Rotterdam.
Jet lag. Performance at deServiceGarage, March 2013, Amsterdam.

Jet lag. Lecture-performance at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. Guests: Chris Kraus and Erick Beltrán.


I dont build a style I only expand my voice. Performance at Lost & Found, curated by Alma Mathijsen, Julia van Mourik, Kay Schuttel and Suzanne Wallinga. Theatrum Anatomicum De Waag Society, Amsterdam.
#CareerChange at Kunstvlaai with artist Ohad Ben Shimon. Art space Upominki at Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’ INexcatly THIS curated by Fleur Van Muiswinkel and Natasha Ginwala.
Lecture-performance at the Dutch Art Institute Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’ INexcatly THIS Amsterdam. Guests: Mark Fisher and Rossella Biscotti.
I dont build a style I only expand my voice. Performance at Zimmer, Tel Aviv, Israel.
23 Facts in Hellebou, Video-performance at Hellebou, Nottoden, Norway.
Performance at The Poetry Readings Program, Documenta13, Offener Kanal Café, Kassel. Curated by Didem Yazıcı and Raimundas Malasauskas.
I dont build a style I only expand my voice, lecture-performance at the Dutch Art Institute. Guests Clementine Deliss and David Dibosa.
Routine a performance project tutored by Ian White in collaboration with Emma Hedditch and Jimmy Robert, curated by If I Can´t Dance I Don´t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and coordinated by Tanja Baudoin. Raw Material Company, Biennale Dak´Art, Dakar, Senegal.
Three Artists Walk into a Bar… Curated by The Black Swan – participants of de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011/12, Amsterdam.
Derailments –an aural segment curated by Natasha Ginwala for the radio initiative F.I.R.E.I.N.C.A.I.R.O., Shadow Cabinet event of WE ARE THE TIME Conference Festival: Art Lives in the Age of Global Transition, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

Notes from Rotterdam – Poetry Reading at Het Wilde Weten – Rotterdam, 2011.

Super Hoy, base operativa. Curator: Ana Gallardo. Ernesto Catena Contemporary Photography Gallery, Buenos Aires.

Palmario curated by Ana Gallado at D12 Gallery – Santiago de Chile.

Programa de artistas 2009 Stars and Constellations -Curators: Jorge Macchi and Pablo Accinelli. Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires


* residencies

Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France. (2017)
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2015/16).
Hôtel Philippoz, Ayent, Switzerland (2014).
Hellebou, Notodden, Norway (2012).
Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2012).
Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2011).

* awards, fellowships and grants
Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France. (2017)
Special Mention Award Faena Prize for the Arts, Buenos Aires/Miami. (2016)
Fellowship Mr. de Swaan, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2016) 
Nominee for the Illy SustainArt Prize ARCO Madrid  (2016)
Mondriaan Fonds Beurs / Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (2015/16)
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Netherlands (2015/16)
GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani, Italy (2015)
van Beek-Donner Stichting, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. (2012/13)
Son Sard Trust Foundation – María Marta Sánchez Elía de Nuñez Scholarship Program, Argentina. (2011/12)
YPF Foundation & Universidad Torcuato Di Tella – Art Department, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2009/10)
7th Annual ArteBA- Petrobras Visual Arts Prize, Buenos Aires. ACÁ D.I.O.S./HERE IS GOD, by Double Suspension artist collective. 19th Contemporary Art Fair, arteBA´10, Buenos Aires. (2010)
Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sivori, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2006/07)

* selected artist’s writings and publications
Andorra´s box. The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale. A project by Jonas Staal. June, 2013.
This book is a classroom. ADA area for debate and art, Rotterdam, March 2013.
Manual for Useful Art, The Autonomy School, Liverpool John Moores University, October, 2012.
23 Facts in Hellebou. HELLEBOU Vol. 4, Here and There, 2012.
The Lovers. RAMONA, Buenos Aires, May, 2009.
Concavo & Convexo, A day in the life, poetry, Buenos Aires, 2008.

* selected bibliography

Garcia, Fernando. Mercedes Azpilicueta. La vida de los otros. Cultural supplement Ideas, La Nación, Buenos Aires. March, 2017.
Espejo, Bea, Todo afuera adentro, Babelia, suplemento cultural, El País, España. Febrero, 2016.
Chatruc, Celina, Fin de feria: una edición bienalizada con la que ganan todos, La Nación, Buenos Aires. Febrero, 2017
Argentinos de Penúltima Generación, suplemento de cultural, diario El Mundo, España. Febrero, 2016.
Announcing selected artists for the 2017 Pernod Ricard Fellowship, Villa Vassilieff, Paris – e-flux, New York, 2016
Latitudes. Participants in the symposium “You are such a curator!” at De Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam 23-24 November 2016 and Amsterdam Art Weekend. December 2016.
Kleijn, Koen. Rondgang RijksakademieOPEN 2016, De Groen Amsterdammer, Amsterdam, December 2016
Artforum, Roger Hiorns awarded 2016 Faena Prize for the Arts, September 2016
Dittel, Kris. The Economy is Spinning. Onomatopee 132. Eindhoven, June/July 2016
Brunand, Daniela. Geometric Dancer Doesn’t Believe in Love, Finds Aspiration and Ecstasy in Spirals. SlyZmud. May/June, 2016
Movil, Alejandra Aguado & Solana Molina Viamonte.
arteBA Revista. May, 2016
Steer, Emily. arteBA: Buenos Aires Independent Galleries. ELEPHANT The Art Culture Magazine. May, 2016
Segade, Manuel. Nadie sabe lo que un cuerpo es capaz. La Nación. May, 14 2016
Farrar, Alex. Influenza en Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, 2016. 
Appendino, Clarisa. #SOLOPROJECTS en ARCO Madrid. Ramona, Buenos Aires, 2016.
Oliver Craviotto, Marta. Una artista presenta en ARCO el aspecto más primitivo del ser humano. El Periódico de Catalunya, Barcelona, Febrero, 2016.
de Massiac, Alix. Brave New World. RijksakademieOPEN. Metropolis M, Amsterdam, 2015.
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten – e-flux, New York, 2015
Autumn 2015 exhibitions / e-flux. Motion /Labour /Machinery. November, 2015
van Muiswinkel, Fleur. A Tale of a Tub, Interview with Mercedes Azpilicueta. a-tub.org. 2015
Ledesma, Ixchel, Todo Afuera Adentro, ixchelledesma.wordpress.com. May 3, 2015
Reyes Franco, Marina. Everything outside inside. Art Elsewhere: artelsewhere.tumblr.com. 2015
van Muiswinkel, Fleur. APPENDIX Composing through words, Het Veem Theater, 2013
van Beuningen, Loes. Use Value, Metropolis M, August 25th, 2013. metropolism.com/features/use-value
van Vliet, Willem Sjoerd. Lost & Found, een dissectie van het creatieve brein, Mediametic, December, 2012. 
7th Annual ArteBA – Petrobras Visual Arts Prize, Buenos Aires, June, 2010
El Halli Obeid, Leticia. Lecciones de geografía en Planta, Buenos Aires, 2009. plantarevista.com.ar