Nora Lezano (Buenos Aires – Argentina, 1970)
Photographer and visual artist.
Her portraits of musicians are her distinctive feature. Her photographs appeared on the cover of many rock albums and other genres as well.
In theater, she directed Relámpagos de lo invisible and Tapiz Pizarnik. She also designed the lights for Asco and La vida terrenal -both by Lisandro Rodríguez-, and the videos and photography for Yo te vi caer by Maricel Álvarez. For 58 indicios sobre el cuerpo, performance by Emilio García Wehbi, she developed a photographic documentation throughout 2014. The result was the book Communitas (Planeta).
She directed music videos, including Parte por Parte by Iván Noble, La vuelta entera by Francisco Bochatón, A lo mejor by Acorazado Potemkin and Sin pensar fui a la orilla by Rocco Posca.
In 2012, she edited her first textbook, entitled Sin sueño se duerme también.
She has presented her work in different collective and solo exhibits in different venues of Argentina and abroad.
FAN, a retrospective that covers her years in music, opened in 2015 and can still be visited at the Sala Cronopios of the Centro Cultural Recoleta. It was displayed in different venues including Biblioteca del Congreso, MACRO Rosario, Museo MAR, Museo P. Boggio (Chivilcoy), Casa de la Cultura (Entre Ríos), and at the Sala de Arte Saraco (Neuquén).
Since 1996, she has illustrated the RADAR supplement of Página/12 newspaper and her photographs have been included in the calendars of Fundación Viva la Vida for animal wellbeing since 2015.
17 to 20 hs.
May 14th to 18th
15 to 20 hs.
C Complejo Art_media
Av. Corrientes 6271 - CABA
Artists can be divided into two large groups: those whose work is distant from their real life, and those whose existence is inseparably immersed in their aesthetic production, blurring the limits between life and work. Nora Lezano belongs to the second group. Her work is deeply influenced by her desires, her history, her fears, her pains, her fantasies, her terrors. There always seems to be something ticking in her work, about to explode. It is as if the artist were capturing -maybe because of her astonishing ability to block the shutter at the exact right moment- the precise instant before something flourishes or falls apart. Inventarioworks as a farewell from an intense past, voracious and tormenting at the same time, in which the Nora of yesterday, in order to become who she is today, opens up her personal archive. Lezano displays traces and evidence from her life and work, showing her best professional and personal photographs, vestiges of her early childhood, letters from high-school sweethearts, painted t-shirts, drawings, tridimensional pieces, diaries, memorabilia, audio cassettes from answering machines, works created by other artists for her, and finally landing in the universe of rock, featuring playlists, autographs, badges, drawings and photos of popular musicians, both local and international. The exhibit becomes a two-fold testimony of an artist who cannot be easily labeled: on one hand, her brave obsession for capturing and carefully treasuring and recording her life and environment; and second, the constant search for what moves and challenges her, what attracts or repels her, what she desires and despises at the same time: some peace and quiet.
Emilio García Wehbi
Curated by: Emilio García Wehbi.
Technical and production assistance: Amalia Tercelán, Martín Antuña.
Editor: Fernando Savio
Performance / film
Curated by: Emilio García Wehbi
Film editing: Martín Antuña, Nora Lezano
Audio mix and mastering: Andrés Mayo, Nicolás Durán Blanco
Acknowledgements: Verónica Odriozola, Ramiro González, Marina Fernández Curutchet, Sofía Abt, Mariano Di Césare, Denise Mayo, Virginia Lioy, Rubén Andón, Violeta Weinschelbaum, Mariano Madueña, Ximena Niederhauser, Mauro López, Lisandro Rodríguez, Soni Rojas, Víctor Moser, Patricio Foglia, Tute, Jorge Araujo, César Silva, Alejandro Pippa, Leticia Starc, Cecilia Estalles, Mono Espacio, Adrián Buono, Maricel Álvarez and my parents, Nilma Enrico and David Lezano.