SITUATE / 10 March to 22 April 2018
Isabel Nuño de Buen (Mexico City, 1985*) is an artist working in the fields of sculpture and drawing. Her sprawling, fragmentary, large-scale sculptural installations are built with inexpensive materials such as cardboard, papier maché, plaster and steel to create what resemble outsized maquettes of a decidedly lyrical nature.
Isabel Nuño de Buen an artist working in the fields of sculpture and drawing. She has received various grants and awards, most recently the Villa Minimo Prize from the Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (2017-2018) and the Grant for Young Creators FONCA, Mexico (2015-16). She currently lives and works as a resident at the Villa Minimo from the Kunstverein Hannover. Recent solo exhibitions include: NIGHTWALKS, The 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, CA, (2017) and scala polis, taut, axis mundi (Constellation 1.2), Kurimanzutto, Mexico, (2015).
For her contribution to Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study, at the ACCA Melbourne, Isabel Nuño de Buen will develop a new group of sculptures drawing on memories of familiar objects encountered in the cityscape, that will be later assembled to a site specific installation which the artist refers to as constellation or psychological landscape. This new piece will continue her research on anthropomorphic, modular and fragmentary forms and further explore the systematic elements and diagrammatic characteristics of her work, whilst responding to the exhibition space.
This project is supported by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).