Gabriela Acha - Een krachtige bron

A powerful source 

Gabriela Acha is an Argentinean visual artist and curator living and working in The Netherlands. For the past 30 years, she has been collecting minerals, antiques, fossils and artworks.
These pieces are the starting point of her process. She has reflected on the methodologies belonging to sciences and art to approach nature as an object of study. She is part of an Argentinean group of artists, researchers and scientific illustrators called Expedición. Together they worked connecting art and natural sciences and the project was hosted at Ce.P.I.A. (Center of production and research in Arts of the National University of Cordoba).
Her primary mode of production is sculpture, deriving in performance and installation. This also involves a process of documentation that relies on photography, drawing, video, 3d modelling, and writing.

She has worked in cooperation with different institutions such as the National Museums of Natural History of Uruguay and Chile, the National Academy of Sciences of Cordoba, Argentina, and the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of Florence, Italy, in cooperation with the Museum system of Florence. Her works are part of private and public collections.
Recently, she has been interested in the notion of museum as an institution where a discourse is fabricated, that is to say, museums as a technology to build memory. She developed a performative work to reflect about underrepresentation of women and minorities in the above-mentioned institutions. Her performative process was focused on memory in the public and in the private sphere and in their intersection.

In 2020 she graduated Cum Laude as a Master in ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. This has a big influence in her contemporary works.  The exhibition A powerful source at Voorhoutgalerie, Pulchri Studio revolves around the concept of aura through different languages, disciplines and materials. For one of the presented processes, she cooperated with the electrical engineer Erik Busking to develop a technique known as electrography, corona discharge photography, or Kirlianography.

In a multidisciplinary way, Gabriela developed an installation/constellation of elements that together evoke the central concept, working around it across different spheres of knowledge such as science, art, and spirituality. 


Zaterdag 15 juni 2024
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Dinsdag 09 juli 2024


Zaterdag 15 juni 2024 om 15:00 uur

Opening door:
Michael Toorop