Interview: Rodrigo Nicolas Albornoz

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Interview: Rodrigo Nicolas Albornoz

Luca Curci talks with artist Rodrigo Nicolas Albornoz during Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival exhibition in Venice on September 2015.

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Rodrigo Nicolas Albornoz is a present Visual Artist born in Argentina in 1977. With art studies in the field of Fine Arts and specialization in moving image at the Audio-Visual and Performance Art department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam The Netherlands. His work is autonomous with experience in composition, idea, performance, concept, video editing, sound editing, light and post-production. In his origin country he also got experience as a musician, composer and sound editor for experimental projects. After he came to live in Europe he became interested in the fascinating world of contemporary Fine Arts. With several exhibitions in galleries and museums in Europe he point out the subject of identity within socio-cultural contrast. His art explore boundaries between personal and impersonal, private and public, real and virtual and what happens outside and inside oneself. He works with video art, performance art, public actions and audio-visual Installations. Currently he lives as an international artist in Amsterdam city.

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Luca Curci – Can you talk about your personal experience in Venice? What did you think about the whole organization of the event, the artists’ selection, the communication management and opening nights?

Rodrigo Albornoz – Unfortunately I didn’t have personal experience in Venice. Anyway the organization of the event was good, basically for the short time period between the deadlines and the opening event. I like that the artists’ selection was of an international level. I would have like to be there for the opening to meet the organization, curators and another artists.

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L. C.  – What do you think about the collaboration between It’s LIQUID and Ca’ Zanardi/Venice Art House?

R. A. – I think the place Ca’ Zanardi is a good place for an Art exhibition and LIQUID is a good opportunity for artists, but I don’t know so much about the collaboration between them.

L. C. – Can you talk about the artwork you presented in Venice? How is it linked with the festival’s theme?

R. A.  – One of the artworks I presented in Venice is my own Self-portrait and the second work is a portrait of a Zen nun, both of them are videos. I use to work with identities within socio-cultural contrast. The theme of the festival is Self, so is exactly connected to my subject. I use to make portraits of identity with moving image and translated in my own visual language.

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L. C. – What are you currently working on?

R. A. – I am working now with the portrait of an immigrant. In one hand is personal because I am one of them and in another hand is social because it is what Europe is living at this moment with immigrants coming from countries in conflict.

L. C. – What is art for you?

R. A. – Art is for me a way of living in constant connection with our common source of inspiration, which is for me nothing external but rather internal to myself.

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L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID organizations? Do you think they can represent an opportunity for artists?

R. A. – I think is a great opportunity to artists and public to share experiences. I have the idea that art is not something created by the artist and send it to a network, but it is rather the interaction between the art and the public, where the observer is a participator who gives meaning to the work. At the same time this meaning is in state of flux and transformation. So, to have a place and the facilitators to make an exhibition is very important for this exchange between the art and the public. Thanks for the invitation to participate on this event, and hope to have some other exhibitions with ArtExpo and LIQUID.

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