"7 x 7”showcases the works of seven Argentine artists living and working in the United States who have previously exhibited at the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC.
This exhibition features artists conveying their vision through a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, fresco, as well as mixed media, and through a spectrum of abstraction, from the recognizable to the ethereal and conceptual. In doing so, each artist takes the viewer on a journey through the heart, soul, and mind, embodying the idea expressed so well by Piet Mondrian, “…abstract art is not the creation of another reality but the true vision of reality”.
July 8 – September 9, 2016
Wednesday, July 13
From 6 to 7:30 PM
On view Monday-Friday 3-4:30 PM
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
About the artists
Rosana Azar studied art with renowned Argentine artists. She exhibited extensively around Argentina before moving to Washington, DC in 1990. She has shown her art at the IDB, Strathmore Hall, Art Miami, Japan, Paris, Berlin, Prague and Lisbon. Her artwork, magical and imaginative, can be found in private collections on three continents.
Maria Bouquet is an artist living in Washington D.C., originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received a Master in Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, New York, with honors. Bouquet is a painter and photographer. She has exhibited her work in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. She participated in Criticism and Analysis of Contemporary Art seminars with Louise Bourgeois in Chelsea, New York, and with Carlos Gorriarena in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work has been showcased in major art fairs, such as Art Basel; AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York; Centro Cultural Borges, Argentina; Dumbo, New York; World Bank.
Jorge Caligiuri was born in Argentina. He attended the Prilidiano Pueyrredon National School of Fine Arts, and the UBA Architecture University in Buenos Aires. In the United States, he has worked in the areas of interior design and decorative objects design. His works can be found around the country in private collections.
Graduated from the Fine Arts Academy; she studied weaving, handmade paper and fiber construction at the National Fine Arts School, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Federman participated in more than 40 juried solo and group shows in the US and has exhibited in France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires and The Latino Museum of Art and History in Los Angeles. She won a distinction at the Fiber Art National Exhibit in 1989, in Argentina.
Franco Lippi was born in Buenos Aires. He studied with Susana Monje, Enrique Aguirrezabala, Oscar Mara and Raúl Ponce, and also participated in Luis Felipe Noé’s artwork analysis workshop. In 2010 he received the First National Prize in the May 2010 Salon organized by the Government of the Province of Santa Fé, and his work is owned by private collectors, museums and foundations. He has participated in national and international fairs in Toronto, Copenhagen, Miami, Philadelphia and Venice, among others. In 2016, together with sculptor Jano Sicura, Lippi was part of the Itinerant International Showcase “FORMA L MENTE”, in Siracusa, Italy.
Paula Meninato was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1993. Her mother, the choreographer Silvana Cardell, was the most influential figure in her work and her inspiration to become an artist. In 2011, Meninato was awarded a Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship at the Tyler School of Art, and in 2015 received the Dean’s Grant for Student Research. She has exhibited her work at Roger LaPelle Galleries, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia City Hall, Crane Arts, The National Real Estate Galleries, Temple Rome, and Georgian Court University.
Miguel Pérez Lem
An Argentine artist who has lived, traveled and worked as an interior and industrial designer throughout the world. Calling upon all of his worldly experiences, he demonstrates all three aesthetics to create balance, beauty and emotion in his art. His paintings represent a convergence of the soft equilibrium of his Asian studies, with a provocative mood in his contemporary, hyper-realistic figures. Much of this effect is created through a mix of antique painting techniques such as encaustic and gilding, often resulting in a chiaroscuro effect. As a photographer, Pérez Lem is particularly intrigued with capturing scenes that he finds spontaneously, and imparting on them his own personal point of view.