My main research subject is the relation of the body and the city. I think of cities as bodies themselves, living entities. The subjects that move around it and inhabit it (humans and others) feed it and fuse with it. This is a painting of the Chacarita cemetery fence. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, a place where the dead rest and, of course, hide their secrets. One time, when I was passing by one of its gates, I saw something: a dead animal, some ritual vanished at dawn. What doesn’t wish to die lives there. At night, I walk the streets and imagine that someone is following me, or perhaps it’s true. It is the spirit of this city who wants to possess me. It is the state of alert that transforms into fear. The places where we live have a feature that dominates our reason and makes us do things in the dark of the night.


  • Title: Amanecer [Dawn]
  • Creator: Agustina Leal
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Date Published: 2022
  • Location: CABA. She works and lives in CABA.
  • Physical Dimensions: 145 x 137 cm
  • Original Language: Español
  • Provenance: Finalists of 13th Itaú Artes Visuales Award. 2021-2022.
  • Type: Painting
  • Publisher: Itaú Foundation Argentina
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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