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Alicia Paz

MA work

Through my practice, I wish to examine whether a multiplicity of languages, styles, quotations and mannerisms can be explored simultaneously; 'harnessed and liberated' in such a way as to render them poignant vehicles for my own subjective reflection on identity. I want to look deep into the chasm between self and other, to interrogate the status of a gesture: Is it my own? How so? Is it purely referential, or is it imbued with feeling, with my body? I want to define for myself the nature of authenticity, and consider through painting the process of subjectivisation - of making one's own something formerly alien.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2008

  • Through my practice, I wish to examine whether a multiplicity of languages, styles, quotations and mannerisms can be explored simultaneously; 'harnessed and liberated' in such a way as to render them poignant vehicles for my own subjective reflection on identity. I want to look deep into the chasm between self and other, to interrogate the status of a gesture: Is it my own? How so? Is it purely referential, or is it imbued with feeling, with my body? I want to define for myself the nature of authenticity, and consider through painting the process of subjectivisation - of making one's own something formerly alien.

  • Degrees

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, 2000; Diplôme National Supérieure d’Expression Plastique (Fine Art) , Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris, France, 1996; BA Art Practice: Mass Communications, UC Berkeley, USA, 1989
  • Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Central England, Birmingham, 2007; Visiting Lecturer, F+F Schule für Kunst, Zürich, Switzerland, 2006; Visiting Lecturer, University of Gloucester, 2005; Visiting Lecturer, Wimbledon School of Art, London, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Alicia Paz, New and Recent Paintings, Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University, 2007; Alicia Paz, Pinturas Recientes, Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005; John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, 2006; East International, Norwich Gallery, 2004
  • Awards

  • Jerwood Contemporary Painters, 2008; Celeste Art Prize, 2007; Residency, Delfina Studio Trust, 1999