Eugenia Mendoza

Criollo Fittings

November 23 – December 21, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, November 23, 6-8p


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Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Criollo Fittings, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Eugenia Mendoza. Bellow, No. 1 , 2019. Bronze and wicker. 146 x 19 x 19 inches (370.8 x 48.3 x 48.3 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Bellow, No. 2, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 146 x 16 x 16 inches (370.8 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Bellow, No. 3, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 146 x 19 x 19 inches (370.8 x 48.3 x 48.3 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Bend, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 13 x 19 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches (33 x 50 x 15 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Elbows, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 23 5/8 x 20 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (60 x 52 x 13 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Equal Tee & Elbow, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 19 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (50 x 24 x 20 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Reducing, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 19 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches (50 x 15 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Vent Cap, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 13 3/8 x 14 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches (34 x 37 x 14 cm)

Eugenia Mendoza. Y Tee & Elbow, 2019. Bronze and wicker. 18 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (47 x 30 x 13 cm)

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Criollo Fittings, a solo exhibition by Buenos Aires-based Eugenia Mendoza that will present woven wicker sculptures of mass-produced pipe fittings and other elements from building construction. She uses the materials and methods once common to the Paraná River delta area near Buenos Aires to depict ordinary construction elements that are common in Argentina’s ever-expanding capital city.

Eugenia Mendoza earned a BA in Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires (2004) and a BA in Visual Arts at the National University of Art (2014). She has had solo exhibitions at Galeria Alsina, Buenos Aires (2014) and at El Arbol Cultural Center, Buenos Aires (2010). This is her first exhibition at Steve Turner, Los Angeles and her first outside of Argentina.


Born 1982, Buenos Aires
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

Education
2014 BA, Visual Arts, National University of Art, Buenos Aires

Selected Solo Shows
2019 Criollo Fittings, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
2014 Galería Alsina, Site specific, Buenos Aires
2010 Victoriana, El árbol Cultural Centre, San Isidro, Buenos Aires

Selected Group Shows
2019
To todes, tode, Cultural Center of Memory Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires
MAPA Contemporary Art Fair (with Ambos Mundos Gallery), Buenos Aires
2018
The wetch discourse, Quinta El Ombú, San Fernando, Argentina
Tests of sensitive wetchs, General Ramos, La Plata, Buenos Aires
Textile topographies, Art Gallery la Fragua, Buenos Aires
Material Life, The Casona de los Olivera, Buenos Aires
National Award 2018, National House of the Bicentennial, Buenos Aires
Occupation: Basket Weaver, Open Studio Residence URRA, Tigre, Buenos Aires
Sacred / Profane, Ambos Mundos Gallery, San Isidro, Buenos Aires
2017
Doors Inside, Tour of the workshops of Alto de San Isidro artists
Transitions, poetics of matter, Dirección de Juventud de San Isidro
2015 Contraforma, Specific site in the Museum of the City of San Fernando
2014
III Contemporary Art Salon, San Isidro Exhibition Center
Indoors, Tour of the workshops of Alto de San Isidro artists.
2013 San Isidro Di usion Cycle, Dirección de Juventud de San Isidro
2012 VI Contemporary Art Salon, San Isidro Exhibition Center
2010
Feria Arte Espacio, art warehouse, Hypodrome of San Isidro
Emerging figuration in Boedo, Berlina Gallery, Buenos Aires
2009 Regalarte, Sunchales, Province of Santa Fe
2008 Naked, Almacén Cultural, San Isidro
2005 Mostrarte 2005, San Martín Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

Awards & Residencies
2019
Visual Arts National Award, Textile art discipline
Contemporary Craft National Award Fund
2018
URRA Art Residency in Tigre, Buenos Aires
Scholarship received by the Municipality of Tigre to carry out the URRA Residence
Visual Arts National Award, Textile art discipline
2015 Casa Placeres, Art Residency in Valparaíso, Chile