Spotlight

Margarita Paksa

Henrique Faria, New York, Buenos Aires (G9)

Margarita Paksa's series ‘Situaciones fuera de foco’ (Situations out of focus) comprises works on paper in which painted words, such as Uruguay and justicia, appear as if seen through the crosshairs of a rifle's scope.

Between 1970 and 1974 Paksa returned to graphic art in the series ‘Diagramas de batalla’ (Battle diagrams), featuring maps pinpointing the sites where the the People's Revolutionary Army, or Montoneros, was engaged in conflict and still using the crosshairs detail to introduce words such as comida and libertad, thast reflected the demands of the guerrilla movement.

Margarita Paksa (b. 1993, Buenos Aires) studied sculpture at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova. In addition to receiving numerous invitations to participate in group shows with works from the 1960s and 1970s, she taught art while producing paintings, videos, and digital works. Paksa has received several awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work is in private and public collections and institutions.