Paint skin, ceramics, gold luster
01 - 18 x 9 x 9 in / 45 x 23 x 23 cm
02 - 8 x 13 x 19 in / 20 x 33 x 50 cm
The Untitled sculptures were part of my M.F.A. thesis show "On Bodies and Animals," at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They explore anti-speciesism and the consideration of non-human beings as kin.
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Buenos Aires, 1982. Lives and works in Brooklyn.
Ivana Brenner has exhibited individually at Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires (Towards Dissolution, 2015), and Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery, Miami. She has participated in several international group and two-person gallery and museum shows, amongst which A Su Lado at Galería Vasari in Buenos Aires (2019); Le Dégel at Julio Artist-run Space Paris (2017); My Feet have Lost Memory of Softness at The Franklin Chicago (2016); Assemblage #1 at Space In Progress Chez Galerie 0fr (2016), Paris; Romántico at Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (2014); and Carnets d’Inspiration+ at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2010).
Brenner was awarded the First Mention at XVII Premio Klemm 2013. In 2009-2010 she was awarded a 6-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and participated in the Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf, Québec, Canada, where she was also given a 15-day residency. She is part of NYFA's 2020 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.
Brenner recently wrote an essay on Medardo Rosso's work for a catalogue of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She earned her M.F.A. in Studio Art (Fiber and Material Studies Department) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a full Merit New Artist Society Scholarship.