Reconstruction of th Portrait of Pablo Míguez

Claudia Fontes

Water reflections of the Río de la Plata on mirror polished stainless steel.
1999–2010

This piece was conceived of specifically for the site where it was installed: the Río de la Plata, into which many victims of State terrorism were thrown. The sculpture articulates the concepts of appearance/disappearance and is based on the portrait of an adolescent who was disappeared when he was only 14 years old. The work was inspired by the case of Pablo Míguez, who, if he were still alive today, would be the same age as the artist.

Claudia Fontes (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1964) She studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes «Prilidiano Pueyrredón» and undertook studies in Art History in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras at the
Universidad de Buenos Aires. She received a mention at the Bienal de Arte Ciudad Joven (1993) and participated in the Taller de Barracas from 1994 to 1995 with a grant from Fundación Antorchas. She did a postgraduate residency at the Rijksadademie
van beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1996 to 1997, with support from the Foreign Relations Ministry of the Netherlands. In 1997 she received a grant for study abroad from Fundación Antorchas.  She is a founding member and coordinator of the trama project since its creation in 2000. She has had solo exhibitions since 1992 in spaces such as the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (mamba)
and the I.C.I. (Instituto de Cooperación  Iberoamericana), among others. She exhibited her work at the 2011 edition of the Frieze sculpture park in London and in The Worldly House at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012). Her work is part of the collection of
the malba (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires), mamba (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires) and macro (Museo de Arte  Contemporáneo de Rosario) as well as private collections in Argentina and Europe. She currently lives and works in Brighton, England.

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