Carolina Fusilier (Buenos Aires, 1985) explores past, present, and future in works that link the personal, the technological, and the ecological with the recent economic history of modern Argentina.
The exhibition is born from the memory of a photograph of the artist’s father published in a local newspaper during the stock market crash of 1996.
Mercurial Currents is a video installation that features images of the now underutilized spaces within the emblematic building of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in relation to those of the overflowing Río de la Plata, while a computer running an artificial intelligence program processes past events in an effort to foretell the next impending crash of the economic bubble. A series of paintings inspired by quantum computers accompany the installation and touch on recent explorations into quantum computing for purposes of economic forecasting. The video and paintings oscillate between personal narrative and science fiction to reflect on family trauma, debt, and the failures of a global neoliberal promise.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an offsite performance that explores the connections between masculinity, the economy, and trauma.
Carolina Fusilier’s work explores a post-human imaginary through painting, sound, and film, contemplating the intersection between organic and mechanical bodies, es well as between industrial and domestic scenarios. She received the Raul Urtasun-Frances Harley Fellowship, The Banff Centre, Canada, (2015); and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, USA, (2019). Her 2020 film El Lado Quieto, co-directed with Miko Revereza, was selected by the ACC (Asia Culture Center) Cinema Fund (South Korea), and presented at festivals throughout the world. Recent solo shows include Clepsidra, Daniela Elbahara Gallery, Mexico City (2022); Kitchen With a View, Locust Projects, Miami (2019); and Angel Engines, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne (2018). She has also exhibited at the Doc Fortnight festival, MoMA, New York (2022), Open City Film Festival, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), London (2021), Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires (2020), The Drawing Center, New York (2019), and the Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico City (2019). She studied at the Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires (2006-2009) and has completed further education at the Düsseldorf Academy (2018- 2019); SOMA, Mexico City (2016-2017) and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires (2011).