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About me

M. Carolina Fontana

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Artist's statement

My current body of work seeks to question and reflect about different aspects of life and relationships between individuals and with the whole from a posthumanist perspective. I am particularly interested in the research of the ways in which we create knowledge and experiences in a hyperconnected world, mediated by social networks, artificial intelligence and algorithms that influence our decisions. Following a visual poetry free of prejudice, I seek to establish links between the creative processes of contemporary visual arts and philosophy. Between 2019 and 2020 I participated in an artists-in-residence program at Chronus Art Center (CAC) in Shanghai, China, a space that inspired me to deepen my interest in the transdisciplinary relationships between art, technology and philosophy. Since then, my line of research and artistic production has revolved around promoting these mutual enrichments between these fields of knowledge.


I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

I have a degree in Visual  Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts - I.ENBA - of the Universidad de la República - UdelaR, where I integrate an art research group. I also hold a degree in Cultural Management from the Faculty of Culture of Claeh University - Latin American Center for Human Economy -

I did master's studies at the Universitat de Girona, Spain, as a fellow of the Fundación Carolina , specializing in Cultural Heritage, Unitwin UNESCO. (2020-2021).

I am currently studying the Master's Degree in Art and Visual Culture at the UdelaR Faculty of Arts (Thesis research: "Contemporary creative processes from a posthumanist approach. Research from contemporary visual arts practices and their transdisciplinary crossovers").


Exhibitions and Interventions: 


2023-2024 - Collective exhibition “Abstract Nature”. Curated by Manuel Neves, at Xippas Galleries, Punta del Este

2023 - Solo art exhibition “.NET” at Iturria Foundation, Montevideo, Uruguay 

2022-2023 - Group exhibition “El Paisaje Invisible” Curated by Manuel Neves at Xippas Galleries, Punta del Este.

2022 - Special Mention Paul Cézanne Award 2022 from the French Embassy in Uruguay, selected works exhibited at the Subte Exhibition Space and at the Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art, MACA
-Exhibition "It may not even exist 1:10" (Series: "They made me believe") in the Sala de Pruebas 1:10 space of Proyecto Casamario (MACV, UdelaR)
-Collective residency “Obra Abierta”_ Equinox (organized by Gustavo Tabares and Lucía Draper)

-INAV/MEC Mentoring Program modality Professional Development in Visual Arts

2021 - Mail art exhibition “Somos Tejido Humano” at Centro Cultural Nido. Tandil, Argentina.

2019-2020 - "Artists-in-Residence program and participation in the "China Arts Fellowship" Program (September 2019 - February 2020). Organized by the Confucius Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and based at the Jiao Tong University of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (with a grant from UCLA)

2018 - Exhibition of the installation: "The sleeping sculpture_Reflections on the location of sculptures in the public space of Montevideo" in the Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Arts (I.ENBA) Universdad de la República University (UdelaR) Montevideo , Uruguay

         - Presentation at the INAE of the PAIE-CSIC group research project "Performative art - Systematization of experiences from 1985 to the present in Uruguay" Presentation of audiovisual and dialogue with artists

2017  - Artists-in-Residence program in the city of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China (Lirio Foundation and China government grant, convened by UdelaR)

          - "Double Image" exhibition at the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

          - Collective exhibition "Tribute to J. Cúneo" Cultural Center of Florida, Uruguay

          -"Imago Mundi", Italy, in the series: "Uruguay: A South Balcony"

          - Installation and performance "Km0" in season 28 (T28) of the Contemporary Art Space (EAC) with "Km0" group  in the framework of the South Biennial, Extension I.ENBA

         - Annual Exhibition of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China

2016  - Residence for Artists and Cultural Managers program in
Condominio Cultural / Lab Experimental , Sao Paulo, Brazil (with the support of Goethe - Institut and Claeh University)



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