Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

Patricia Belli

Patricia Belli (b. 1964, Managua; lives in Managua) engages the bodies of the audience to propose reflections linked to subjectivity, balance, the union of opposites, desire, fear, empathy, and control. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001, and that year she founded the Space for Artistic Research and Reflection (EspIRA) in Managua, for the sensitive and critical training of artists, which has had a decisive influence on the development of Central American art. Her works have been included in exhibitions of historical relevance for the Central American region such as Mesótica 2, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José; Politics of Difference: End of the Century Latin American Art, Valencia Community Museums Consortium, São Paulo and Buenos Aires; and Estrecho Dudoso (Doubtful Strait), San José; she exhibits regularly in Central America, South America, the United States, and Europe, including biennial exhibitions in Lima, Cuenca, Berlin, Ireland, and Mexico. A retrospective exhibition of her work, curated by Miguel López, toured San José, Managua, and Guatemala City between 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Belli was invited to do a residency at SAPS La Tallera, Mexico, and in 2019, she was awarded the Pernod Ricard fellowship and residency at Villa Vassilieff, Paris.

A sculpture of a doll hanging from the ceiling
Patricia Belli, El Circo (The Circus) (detail), 2000, rag dolls, ropes, strings, metal pulleys, and hooks, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist

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