Liliana Porter was born in Buenos Aires in 1941, and has been living in New York since 1964. Her work explores different formats such as canvas, engravings, drawings, photography, video, installations and theater.
Liliana studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes of Buenos Aires and the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico City. In 1965, she co-founded the New York Graphic Workshop. She has won the following fellowships: Guggenheim fellowship (1980), three from the New York Foundation for the Arts (1985, 1996, 1999); the Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (1994) and seven PSC-CUNY Research Awards (from 1994 to 2004). She is a Corresponding Academician of Argentina since 2003 and Corresponding Fellow of Argentina for the United States since 2009.
Her works have been featured in public and private collections alike, at renowned museums including the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the MALBA, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, the MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Museum of New York, the Tate Modern and British Museum of London, the Daros Latinamerica Collection of Zurich, the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico.
She also co-directed three plays with Ana Tiscornia, featuring the music of Silvia Meyer: Entreactos: situaciones breves (2014), sponsored by the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; El orden de las cosas (sketches) (2015), as part of the El Borde de sí mismo: ensayos entre el teatro y las artes visuales series at the Museo de Arte Moderno; and Domar al león y otras dudas, performed at Parque de la Memoria.
Domar al león y otras dudas
June 1st - 20hs.
June 2nd and 3rd - 19 and 21hs.
June 4th - 19hs.
This performance features a combination of dissimilar and consecutive situations in which actions, images and sound interweave and somehow bring coherence to this apparent dislocation of time, texture and narrative.
The piece is performed by one actress, two actors, two dancers and several objects. The concept was developed by Liliana Porter and will be co-directed together with Ana Tiscornia. Music by Sylvia Meyer.
Concept by: Liliana Porter
Text: Liliana Porterand Ana Tiscornia
Directed by: Liliana Porter y Ana Tiscornia
Music by: Sylvia Meyer
Choreography by: Ana María Stekelman
Costume: Isabel Zuccheri
Lights: Eli Sirlin
Production by: Martin Grosman, Andrea Franco
Cast: Florencia Alonso, Juan Pablo Garaventa, Lucía García Puente, Sabrina Macchi, Horacio Marassi
Restaging of pericón: Hernán Nocioni
Dancers: Angeles Jimena Moar, Alexis Ledesma, Luis José Garbossa
Production: Parque de la Memoria – Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.