Iumi Kataoka

Artist

Obtained a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, then graduated from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
In 2015, I participated in the Artists Program of the University Torcuato Di Tella. As well as being selected for the 11th UADE National Contest of Visual Arts (2016) and the 10th Federico Jorge Klemm Award for Visual Arts (2016), I was an invited artist at MUNTREF (Buenos Aires, 2017); won a scholarship from Argentina’s Ministry of Culture and Quebec’s Conseil des Arts et des Lettres (Council of Arts and Letters), the Braque Prize (2017), and the Fonderie Darling International Artist in Residence cultural scholarship (2016); and was artist in residence at Paradise AIR (Matsudo, 2017).
I work in the interstice between two-dimensional abstraction and three-dimensional corporality, looking at the relations between extensive surfaces and environments, formally and situationally. Stripping away superficial concepts at the periphery or extremes of things in order to undertake a more profound exploration, my works have both a physical and metaphorical vibrancy that courses through objects, space, flesh, and symbols.