The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences. Now in its eighth year, the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition and anthology unites a dynamic selection of emerging and established international practitioners. This year’s longlist of artists includes Chilean-born practitioner Carolina Redondo.
Living and working in Cologne, Germany, Redondo works across the mediums of photography, video and installation. She examines the self in a performative manner, and reflects on human presence and its relationship to time and space. In her performative practice, Redondo explores the notion of “in-betweenness of Being” and our existence in transitional states that can be read as a metaphor for migration and interculturality. Through these investigations, the artist is seen raising questions about identity, affiliation, belonging and displacement.
Her longlisted work, Saltos de Marimán, is part of a photographic series of “anti-gravity” studies that emerged in the Chilean Pucón – a place where the artist grew up. Utilising and positioning herself within these childhood landscapes, Redondo becomes a component of the scenic imagery. Taking her body to the limits and placing it into extreme situations, Redondo challenges the physicality of the body and offers it a seemingly sculptural role.
Redondo comments: “The work visualises the gravity of the figure; a physical body which becomes more and more fragile in our media-saturated world”.
See more of Carolina Redondo’s work at www.carolinaredondo.com.
The Aesthetica Art Prize, 26 March-31 May, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York YO1 9RN.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries and closes on 31 August 2015. For more information and to submit your work, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize.
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1. Carolina Redondo, Saltos de Marimán, lightbox, 65×96 cms. Courtesy of the artist.