Clara Esborraz’s practice departs from drawing as a tool for self-exploration. Her work is crossed by pop culture, fashion, design and the history of Argentine art. She also produces texts, objects and performances which involve herself and other collaborators, exploring gender in an expanded way through their own bodies, clothing and self-fashioning. Esborraz is interested in the performativity of bodies within urban life. Her performances often involve characters that inhabit cities in alternative ways, often repeating actions in a loop to exhaustion.
BIO / CV ↯
Clara Esborraz (Rafaela, Argentina 1991) holds a degree in Fine Arts from the National University of Rosario. In 2017 she attended the Programa de Artistas of Torcuato Di Tella University and in 2018 she participated in URRA Residency (URRA Tigre).
Selection of solo and collective exhibitions: El fin de la ciudad (PIEDRAS Gallery, 2022), Cuerpos intermitentes (Centro Cultural Kirchner, 2022), Las olas del deseo: Feminismos, diversidades y cultura visual 2010-2020+ (Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, 2022), Sucia y desprolija (PIEDRAS Gallery, 2019-2020), La hora rota (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, 2019).
She is part of the drawing collective Geometría Pueblo Nuevo with whom she made the graphic novel SED DE ÉXITO for the Mónica Heller exhibition in the Argentine pavilion at the 59th Biennale di Venezia.
She was recently selected to participate in the Gaswork London residency, which will take place during the months of April and May 2023. This residency is carried out in partnership with URRA residency and thanks to the support of Erica Roberts and the collaboration of arteBA Foundation.
Her work is part of important public and private collections, among which stand out: Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Castagnino + Macro Museum and Torcuato Di Tella University.
She lives and works in Buenos Aires.