Adriana Bustos (1965) has exhibited her work extensively, most recently at the Sharjah Biennial, 2019; Cosmopolis 2 at Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019 and the 2020 Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA); Museum Reina Sofía, Madrid; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art of Lisbon; Asiacity Foundation, Singapore; Sharjah Art Foundation, Emirates and Banco de la República de Colombia, among others.
Adriana Bustos' approach is investigative and concerned with revisiting history and social phenomena. She finds images that incarnate matters such as colonialism and its effects, the patriarchal gaze, censorship. By re-contextualizing them through juxtaposition, she aims to question how historical knowledge is constructed and how it affects our perceptions today. Drawing is at the core of her practice, a way of changing the energetic load of the images through the intervention of the artists’ hand.
2.5 x 4m / 98.4 x 157 in