1985, Buenos Aires
Liv Schulman’s work takes the form of filmed fictions, TV series, lecture-performances and fictional writing. Their main resources come from a comprehensive use of language; it works like an anti-critical flood that manifests itself through the instrumental use of one or more bodies.
Liv is interested in the different ecologies of meaning that seem to come out when these resources get aggravated, revolving around an invisible gravitational center. The discourses that are at the heart of her work deal with the place of subjectivity within the political space, the difficulty of giving it credit. Thus she gives to see a real telenovela on television as well as in a museum. She makes us adhere to her theses at the same time as she scuttles them. In the incredulous belief of his production, to create means to experience firsthand a milieu, a system, a subject.
The commonplace of a cynical figure, an artist, a detective, a stuck writer, a balloon factory worker, informs a speech production tool, invoking a mass of stories that merge with each other and documents a tragic idea of a paranoid concussion. Through the explanation of invisible systems, a mass of connections dresses the portrait of a disenchanted world. Merging with each other, these distinct forms of discourse become absurd and crazy tools of a paranoid interpretation of the social world.
BIO / CV ↯
Liv Schulman (b. 1985) is an Argentinean artist who currently lives and works in Paris.
She studied at the National Art School of Lyon (2015), she participated in the Artists Program of the Torcuato di Tella University (2012), the MFA Art Writing at the University of Goldsmiths in London (2010 – 2011) and the MFA Art in the Cergy National School of Art in France (2005-2010). In 2018, she obtained the ADAGP and Villa Vassilieff Bourse (Paris) and she won the 20 Prix of the Fondation d’enterprise Ricard.
Her work was exhibited in biennials such as the Curitiba Biennial (2019-2020), Bregenz Biennale (Bregenz, Austria), the Rennes Biennale (2016) and the Buenos Aires Biennial of Young Art (2015) where she won a scholarship residency in Hangar (Barcelona)
She was individually exhibited at Center Pompidou, Paris (2019), Art : Concept Gallery, Paris (2019-2020), PIEDRAS gallery (2019, 2018), Villa Vassilieff, Paris (2019), Zoo Gallery, Nantes (2017) and the CAC Galerie, by Noisy le Sec (2017) among others.
Her performances could be seen in LISTE – Art Fair Basel with PIEDRAS (2019), Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid (2018), Alt_Cph, Copenhagen (2018), SMK (National Gallery), Copenhagen (2017), Verbo Festival in Vermelho, Sao Paulo (2015) and in the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (2014) among others.
Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions, among which are: The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle (Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France, 2019-2020), The Fatala Momentet (Växjö Konsthall, Sweden, 2018) and Vos désirs sont les nôtres (Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, 2018) among others.
Her work is in the Pompidou Center Collection (Paris, France), CNAP Collection (France), Oxenford Collection (Buenos Aires, Argentina), FRAC Ile de France Collection and FRAC Lorraine.