Reflecting her investigative and documentary nature, Adriana Bustos’ work represents social histories and their physical and psychological routes of value. She incorporates photography and video as well as drawing and performance in her practice.

Recent solo and group exhibitions of Bustos’ work include The Vision Machine, Exercise 3, Federico Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires (2018); The Vision Machine, Exercise 2, Nora Fisch Gallery, Buenos Aires (2018); Imago Mundi, 8M2 Contemporary Art, Lima, Peru (2018); The Matter of Photography in the Americas, Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, US (2018); Prosa del observatorio, MUSAC, León, Spain (2017); Who says what to whom, Galería Bacelos, Madrid (2016); Transcultural Flux, Stiftelsen 3’14, Bergen, Norway (2016); Magic Positivism, Galería Ignacio Liprandi, Buenos Aires (2015); ARCO Collection, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2015); Latin America Roaming Art, NC-arte, Bogota (2014); Conjuring Capital. Conscious Realities, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2014); Una línea de polvo: Arte y drogas, Espacio Flacso, Quito, Ecuador (2014); Planos Contrapuestos, MALBA, Buenos Aires (2014) and Beast of Burden, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, US (2012).

Her work is part of the public collections of the Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid; ARCO Ifema Foundation, Madrid; Museo de Arte Latinoamerica, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Aciacity Foundation, Singapore; Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires; Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon; Museum of Contemporary Art of Medellín, Colombia and Fundación Cassa di Rizparmio, Modena, Italy, among others.

She has participated in residencies at Conscious Realities, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City (2014); Latin American Roaming Art, Bogota (2013); Goethe-Institut Berlin (2011); RIAA, Ostende, Argentina (2006); Phoenix Art, Brighton, UK (2005); Braziers International, Ipsden, UK (2005) and El Basilisco, Buenos Aires (2005).

She studied at the Figueroa Alcorta School of Fine Art and the Faculty of Psychology, Universidad de Córdoba. Born in 1965 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, she currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 14

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