A great part of Ivana Adaime Makac’s artistic research
focuses on investigating the processes of domestication and dis-domestication of living beings. Working in a multiplicity of media, such as installation, video and photography, she incorporates in most of her pieces living beings: plants, crickets, locusts, silkworms and mice.
These small animals and insects that are often bred to feed other domesticated animals, or in animal testings, in the artist’s installations gain instead a protagonist role. Adaime Makac builds environments for them, that are often at the same time “consumable” sculptures on which the animals feed and live, as it is the case of Le Banquet (2011-2016), or Rééducation (2009-ongoing).
The artist is in charge of keeping the sculptures/environments fresh, edible, and liveable for its inhabitants, adding to the work a performative side that at the same time implies care for its protagonists. Working with living beings conveys also in the works the artist’s interest for cycles and the incompleteness of forms.
Le Banquet (2011) by Ivana Adaime MakacTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY
The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (2016) by Ivana Adaime MakacTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY
She was born in Las Flores, Buenos Aires, in 1978, and currently lives and works in Paris, France.
Domande sul vivente (2018) by Ivana Adaime MakacTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY
Her work has been exhibited at Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France; Centre d’art contemporain de Pontmain, France;Centre d’art contemporain du Luxembourg belge, Buzenol; La chambre Blanche, Québec, Canada; Larmes de Lycurgue, Les ateliers Vortex, Dijon; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US, among others.She has studied Art History at the University of Buenos Aires and obtained an MA in Art Research, summa cum laude, at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Rééducation (2009) by Ivana Adaime MakacTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY
This virtual exhibition was brought together with aA29 project room on the occasion of the Exhibition “Domande sul vivente” visitable from the 30.05.2018 to the 20.10.2018.
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