FLORENCIA RODRÍGUEZ GILES was born in 1978, in Buenos Aires. She graduated as a National Professor of Painting from the National Fine Arts School Prilidiano Pueyrredón in 2002. She studied with Nicola Costantino and Diana Aisenberg. In 2007 she showed her Adaptación Orilla [Edge Adaptation] at the Galería Ruth Benzacar in Buenos Aires, at the Galería Blanca Soto in Madrid, and in 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Fortaleza, Brazil. In 2009 she took part in the AIT Residency in Tokyo, Japan, where she also mounted the exhibition of two Paper Plays at the Galería Side 2. In 2011 she showed Posesión [Possession] at the Galería Ruth Benzacar. Between 2010 and 2011 she participated in the Kuitca-UTDT Fellowship and presented El lo sabe o quizás tampoco lo sepa [He Knows It, Or Maybe He Doesn’t Either] in collaboration with Agustina Muñoz. Since 2002 she has participated in numerous group shows. She has received various grants and fellowships, among them the grant for technical advancement in the visual arts from the Antorchas Foundation (2005), the creative grant from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes [National Arts Fund] (2006 and 2010), the Intercampos program for analysis and development in the visual field, at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica [Telefónica Foundation Space]. Since 2010,together with Catalina León and Verónica Gómez, she has been leading the Vergel [Orchard] art program within the team for Palliative Care at the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital.
PH: Rosana Shoijett.
01. BUENOS AIRES SUMMED UP IN THREE WORDS
There´s always sun.
02. A WORK I’D HANG ONTO MY WHOLE LIFE
I wouldn´t keep any.
03. THREE TIPS FOR SURVIVING AN ART FAIR
Take your time
04. IN ART IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO…
05. THE SHOW THAT AFFECTED ME MOST LATELY
Julio Le Parc at the Palais of Tokyo (Paris).
06. THE BIGGEST BLUNDER I EVER MADE IN THE ART WORLD
Leaving my computer at the Museum of Modern Art.
07. THREE FACTORS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN PURCHUSING A WORK
08. THE PERSON IN THE ART WORLD I’D HAVE MOST LIKED TO MEET
09. THE FIRST ART-RELATED THING I DO IN THE COURSE OF A DAY
Getting out of bed.
10. IF I DIDN’T DO WHAT I DO, I’D HAVE BEEN…
11. ART WOULDN’T MAKE SENSE WITHOUT…
12. AN ARGENTINE ARTIST GOING GREAT GUNS THESE DAYS
I don´t know.
13. A MENTOR
14. A HOPELESS PASSION
I have none.
15. A SONG THAT INSPIRES ME TO WORK
Orly Benzacar started off Round 2 of the Local Ping-Pong of arteBA’s blog by answering the questionnaire devised by the arteBA Foundation. Carrying on the game that’s now begun, the following questionnaire was answered by artist Carlos Huffmann, as chosen by the gallerist. Carlos chose Alejo Ponce de León, who chose Franco Vico and he, in turn, chose Juanita Blee. Finally, Juanita chose Georgina Ieraci and the latter chose Gustavo Bruzzone who then invited Rafael Cippolini that finally invited Florencia Rodríguez Giles. Those invited to take part in the Ping-Pong must invite the next participant, on the sole condition that that person does not belong to the same discipline (i.e., A gallerist may not choose another gallerist, etc.).