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Saskia Jorda
updated: 07/30/2009
website: www.saskiajorda.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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House
Retorica
Memory Palace
Doble Faz
In one breath
Spiculum
Escaping Pink
Escaping Pink, Details
karto gra' fia II
karto gra' fia II, Detail
Brainwashing
Sesos
Ikura
Tripas
Nigiri
 
Portfolio Keywords:  mapping, organic, site-specific, anatomy, consumer culture, identity, figurative, biomorphic, architecture, science
 
 
House by Saskia Jorda
House
Color pencil on paper
2009
9" x  9" 
Retorica by Saskia Jorda
Retorica
Color pencil on paper
2009
43" x  21" 
Memory Palace by Saskia Jorda
Memory Palace
Color pencil on paper
2009
18 " x  22 " 
Doble Faz by Saskia Jorda
Doble Faz
Color pencil on paper
2009
33" x  28" 
In one breath by Saskia Jorda
In one breath
color pencil on paper
2009
32 " x  32 " 
Spiculum by Saskia Jorda
Spiculum
color pencil on paper
2006
10"" x  10"" 
Escaping Pink by Saskia Jorda
Escaping Pink
Canvas, organza, poly-fiberfill
2008
40 ft" x  40 ft"  x 30 ft" 
Escaping Pink, Details by Saskia Jorda
Escaping Pink, Details
Canvas, organza, poly-fiberfill
2008
Dimensions variable
karto gra' fia II by Saskia Jorda
karto gra' fia II
Hand-made felt and canvas
2008-09
Dimensions variable
karto gra' fia II, Detail by Saskia Jorda
karto gra' fia II, Detail
Hand-made felt and canvas
2008-09
Dimensions variable
Brainwashing by Saskia Jorda
Brainwashing
Video still of performance - ongoing project
2006-2007
0 " x  0 " 
Sesos by Saskia Jorda
Sesos
color pencil on paper
2007
10"" x  10"" 
Ikura by Saskia Jorda
Ikura
color pencil on paper
2007
10"" x  10"" 
Tripas by Saskia Jorda
Tripas
Color pencil on paper
2007
10" x  10" 
Nigiri by Saskia Jorda
Nigiri
color pencil on paper
2007
10"" x  10"" 

Artist Statement

In a world where a six-hour airplane plane flight can transplant a person into a completely alien world, cultural identity is retained through rituals surrounding clothing, language, and food. Having relocated from my native Venezuela to the United States as a teenager, I became aware of the layers of ‘skin’ that define and separate cultures—one’s own skin, the second skin of clothing, the shell of one’s dwelling place—all these protecting the vital space of one’s hidden identity. As an interdisciplinary artist, my drawings, site-specific installations and performances map the tension between retaining one’s identity and assimilating a foreign persona. I reference the body in space and as an alternate artifact.

 

Artist Bio / CV

b: Caracas, Venezuela

Selected Exhibitions

2009

MonOrchid Gallery, “[opuntia vulgaris]” -Phoenix, AZ

2008

The Ice House, “la fibra del asunto,” -Phoenix, AZ

SPACES Gallery, “Bi-Lingual” -Cleveland, OH

Museo de Arte Moderno y Centro Cultural de España, “Arte de la Incertidumbre - Entre Muros” -Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.

C.A.S Gallery, Univ. of Miami “Entre Muros” -Miami, FL

2007

Union Gallery, Univ. of Maryland “Hyphenation” -College Park, MD

Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, “mobile homes,” installation -Leon, Mexico

Art Basel and Volta Show, “Brainwashing,” performance -Basel, Switzerland

2006

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, “Happily Ever After” -Miami, FL

Galería Tomás Chávez Morado, “Entre Muros” -Guanajuato Capitál, Mexico

MASS Gallery, “20 [MB]” - Austin, TX

Exit Art, “The Studio Visit” -New York,

And/Or Gallery, “Tom Moody + Saskia Jorda” -Dallas, TX

2005

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, “Traveling Tales” -Masterton, New Zealand

Entomological Society of America, “Art Wing” -Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, “Conspicuous Production” -Dallas, TX

2004

Pool Art Center, Drury Univ., “Emerging NYC” -Springfield, MO

Rosen Galleries, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, “Out of Bounds” -Boone, NC

Education

2005 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture - Skowhegan, ME

2004 MFA - School of Visual Arts - New York, NY

2000 BFA in Painting - Summa Cum Laude - Arizona State Univ. - Tempe, AZ 

Honors

2009 Contemporary Forum Artist Grant,The Phoenix Art Museum -Phoenix, AZ

2008 Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Participant -Tucson, AZ

2006 Speaker, Museo del Pueblo -Guanajuato Capitál, Mexico

2005 Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture - Skowhegan, ME 

Other

2006-2009-Co-founder and Director of the Taliesin Artist Residency Program (TARP) at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdale, AZ and Spring Green, WI