SOL PIPKIN

(Lago Puelo, Argentina 1983)

STATEMENT
All my works oscillate between the three-dimensional and the two-dimensional spaces: they are drawings or sculptures, depending on how they’re looked at.
I’m interested in bringing space closer to the possibilities of paper and emptiness closer to the possibilities of drawing. And those two experiences feed back on each other in my work.
I try to expand and know the limits of lines, points, stains and emptiness, to create routes, observation points and other ways to imagine their meaning.
I propose to observe and recreate the matter of the world, without aiming to reach a statement, but to create a space where doubts and a certain humor can spark the beginning of a new perspective or reflective sensibility.
I don’t have a lineal method in my creative process; I rely on imbalance and the constant mutation that comes from experimenting, as well as intuition before matter.
I’m stimulated by making in order to think: Modifying the space, moving the line that divides the wall from the floor, making a canal of which we can see the entrance and exit in the air, a walkable circuit, bordered by a long line of elastic bands, a door built with charcoals.
I create drawings, sculptures and objects, strengthening an obsolete, absurd utility, presenting their matter as matter in itself.
I encourage the encounter of organic, natural materials such a seeds, pumpkins or flowers, with industrial elements such as metal or cement. I place them in relation, looking for meeting points between them, or traces of politics, economics and decisions in relation to the realm of nature.
Many pieces share a fragility that is common to all of them; any blow, careless walk or inconvenient touch could destroy them.
This fragility is not a warning, but an invitation to the physical experience of drawing and sculpture.

BIO

Born in 1983 in Lago Puelo, Chubut, Argentina. 

Lives and works in Rosario.

Sol Pipkin was a grant holder from the 2010 Artists program at the Torcuato Di Tella University. She was formed in artist workshops and artwork analysis clinics with Diego Bianchi, Eduardo Navarro, Mónica Girón, Carlos Huffman, Pablo Siquier, Ernesto Ballesteros and Karina Peisajovich.

Noteworthy among her most recent solo exhibitions are: Maleza sin pies ni cabeza [Weeds Without Rhyme or Reason], Machete Galería, Mexico City (2017), El paso errante [Roaming Pace], a conversation with Santiago G. Navarro, SlyZmud, Buenos Aires (2016), Lengua de carbón [Charcoal tongue], Proyecto Alimentación 30, Madrid (2015), Todo lo que flota se apoya en el aire [Everything that floats is supported by air], Machete Galería, Mexico City (2015) and Piltriquitrón Inside at the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (2014). She has had shows in museums and cultural spaces such as the National Fine Arts Museum, Rosario Contemporary Art Museum, Spain Cultural Center, Borges Cultural Center and Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires.

In 2011 she was selected for the Andreani and Curriculum 0 awards and in 2012 for the Lucio Fontana award from the Italian Consulate. In 2013 she was awarded the Argentinian Collectors Stimulus by the Rosario National Hall. In 2013, in collaboration with Flor Caterina she created El piso de arriba [The upstairs], a seminar for experimentation and research about methodologies in artwork production.

She was selected in 2015 for the Móvil residency in San Martín de los Andes, Argentinian Patagonia. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires and La Ene, New Energy Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires.

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SOLO SHOWS

2017 Maleza sin pies ni cabeza, Machete, Mexico City, Mexico.

2016 El paso errante, En conversación con Santiago G. Navarro SlyZmud, Chubut,Argentina.

2015      Criss Cross, with Luis Teran in Ensayo General.

2014      Piltriquitrón Inside, Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires.
2014      Not everything is fine and pretty [No todo está bien y lindo], with Mimí Laquidara, La Toma Gallery, Rosario.
2014      Line that twists space [Línea que tuerce el espacio], Big Sur Gallery.
2013      Artist from within [Artista del Interior], with Flor Caterina, Otero Gallery.
2012      Line and volume over the current [Línea y volumen sobre la corriente], with Belén Romero Gunset, Cecilia Caballero Gallery.
2010      Thinking of something else [Pensando en otra cosa], Bonjour Gallery.
2010      GLOBE [GLOBO], show in Ernesto Ballesteros’s workshop.
2010      Broken Arrow [Flecha partida], “Vis a Vis” contemporary cycle at the Borges Cultural Center.

MAIN GROUP SHOWS
2015      Beautiful Thursdays [Bellos Jueves], National Fine Arts Museum.
2015      Artist’s Book [Libro de Artista], Big Sur Gallery.
2014      Thank you stone [Gracias piedra], Vasari Gallery, curated by Juan José Cambre and Mercedes Claus.
2014      Show for assembly [Muestra para armar], Museo del libro y de la lengua, Argentinian National Library.
2013      — Oh James, you are so smart — Not really, it’s just that I have friends everywhere [—Oh, James, eres tan inteligente. —No creas, es que tengo amigos en todas partes], Curatorial project by Flor Caterina, Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art.
2013      Rosario National Hall, Castagnino Museum.
2011      Nocturnes [Nocturnos], Peña Gallery.
2011      Paper arrangement [Arreglo de papeles], Spanish Cultural Center.
2011      All romantic [Todos Románticos], Di Tella University.
2010      Constellations [Constelaciones], Maguncia Paper Museum.
2010      Who is who? [¿Quién es quién?], Recoleta Cultural Center.

AWARDS
2014      Recipient of the Artista Barrio Joven award at Arte BA.
2013      Recipient of the Argentinian Collectors Stimulus award at the Rosario National Hall.
2012      Selected Lucio Fontana Award, from the Italian Consulate.
2011      Selected Andreani Foundation Award, touring show around Argentina during 2011 and 2012.
2011      Selected Curriculum 0 Award.

RESIDENCIES
2015      Residency coordinated by Móvil, San Martín de los Andes, Argentina.