Ad Minoliti creates pictorial work from a mix of geometry and queer theory. They use this combination as starting point for different installations that encompass art history, architecture, feminism, interior design, animalism and the internet. Throughout their work, geometry is used to represent and imagine a trans-human utopia in which gender theories can be applied to pictorial language.
During their residency at Gasworks, Ad will develop a new series of works mixing Victorian decorative arts and Arte Madí. From the range of styles developed during the Victorian era, they're particularly interested in textile and furniture design, as well as dolls’ houses and miniatures, which they consider as references for cross-cultural exchange. Building an installation from miniature dioramas, objects, videos, Photoshop collages, prints on canvas and more traditional painting, Ad will explore the cultural migration and collision of opposed aesthetics, creating new hybrids that defy art history and the tendency to re-interpret visual identities.
Ad Minoliti lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recent exhibitions include: Aichi Triennale 2016 (Japan); PlayHome at Galerie Crèvecoeur (París) and Case Study Cat House at Beta Local (Puerto Rico). They were awarded with the Acquisition Prize at the Arcos Dorados Latin American Painting Competition (2013), First Prize Biennial MBA / MAC Bahia Blanca (2013), Acquisition Prize at the National Painting Prize Central Bank of Argentina and was nominated for The illy SustainArt Prize, Madrid (2015). Adriana was recently a resident artist at Frac Pays De La Loire, France (2016).
While on their residency Ad Minoliti generously created a new limited edition print, Nightlife, exclusively for Gasworks.
The print takes as it’s starting point one of the artist’s drawings, depicting a strange landscape inhabited by non-human forms and exotic flora. Like their recent works, the image is superimposed with a geometric figure, an abstract collaged form, which transforms the work into a new hybrid incarnation. Read More