Alicia Penalba, Diosa Fertile

07 Apr 2021

Alicia Penalba

Paris, après-guerre
Victoria Giraudo
Buenos Aires, Brazil
The École des modernités

The work of the Argentinian sculptor Alicia Rosario Pérez Penalba (1913- 1982), took off in Paris in the 1950s. Her career during these years, and the friendships she forged in artistic and intellectual circles (Lam , Matisse, Giacometti,…) were decisive for the construction of a unique path in post-war abstract sculpture. Retracing her journey in post-war Paris allows us to reintroduce an important work which, in France, has fallen into culpable oblivion.

Victoria Giraudo

Victoria Giraudo is an art historian and an independent researcher. She was Chief curator, at MALBA  (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), between 2001 and 2020. She is member of the Advisory Councilof Centro Cultural La Moneda, Chile.
She recently enrolled on a PDH in History and Theory of the Arts, at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with a research project about Latin American avant-garde female artists. She is Licentiate in Painting, University of Córdoba, Argentina.
Victoria has also organized and coordinated many exhibitions, seminars, published critical texts on catalogues such is Polesello joven(MALBA, 2015), Antonio Berni: Juanito y Ramona (MFAH, MALBA, 2013), Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini (MFAH, 2012); Marta Minujín. Obras 1959-1989 (MALBA, 2010). Amigos del Arte 1924 – 1942(MALBA, 2009), Oscar Bony. El mago. Obras 1965 / 2001 (MALBA, 2007), among others.
She wrote a monography, Alicia Penalba. Anees 50, Paris, (working title) being edited now to be published soon in French by Fondation Giacometti, Paris.

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Victoria GIRAUDO - Alicia Penalba, Paris après-guerre

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