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Ana Holck
updated: 06/09/2013
website: www.anaholck.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Perimetrais
Pendulum Overpasses II
Pendulum Overpasses
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Backstage
Backstage
Splash
Elevated
Elevated
Bridge II
Bridge V
Block
In Transit
 
Portfolio Keywords:  urban, optical, public, conceptual, abstract, architecture, geometric, systems, site-specific, repetition
 
 
Perimetrais by Ana Holck
Perimetrais
metal engraving printed on Hahnemühle paper
2012
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Pendulum Overpasses II by Ana Holck
Pendulum Overpasses II
painted aluminum, steel cables and test specimen
2012
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Pendulum Overpasses by Ana Holck
Pendulum Overpasses
painted aluminum, steel cables and test specimen
2012
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Untitled by Ana Holck
Untitled
acrylic and concrete pavers
2012
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Untitled by Ana Holck
Untitled
acrylic and concrete pavers
2012
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Ana Holck
Untitled
acrylic and concrete pavers
2012
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Backstage by Ana Holck
Backstage
alveolar polycarbonate and hexagonal concrete blocks
2010
Dimensions variable
Backstage by Ana Holck
Backstage
alveolar polycarbonate and hexagonal concrete blocks
2010
Dimensions variable
Splash by Ana Holck
Splash
alveolar polycarbonate
2010
Dimensions variable
Elevated by Ana Holck
Elevated
adhesive vinyl on walls, ceiling and floor
2005-2006
Dimensions variable
Elevated by Ana Holck
Elevated
adhesive vinyl on walls, ceiling and floor
2005-2006
Dimensions variable
Bridge II by Ana Holck
Bridge II
adhesive vinyl and plexiglass
2006
36" x  14"  x 10" 
Bridge V by Ana Holck
Bridge V
adhesive vinyl and plexiglass
2006
36" x  14"  x 10" 
Block by Ana Holck
Block
adhesive vinyl on walls
2004
Dimensions variable
In Transit by Ana Holck
In Transit
adhesive vinyl on walls, ceiling and floor
2003
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Uninhabiting 

 

Sergio Bruno Martins

 

“I exist in life with only on condition that I see”, wrote Le Corbusier. The architect conceived of the horizontal window as a structuring element in his projects. Inhabitants would thus be constituted by this very limit, in that it alienates them from nature while simultaneously framing the latter and referring it back to vision. In this scenario, inhabiting follows from viewing. It is no coincidence then that Ana Holck’s work Fuga (2004) intervened on the window of a major monument of the Corbusian tradition, the Palácio Gustavo Capanema, in Rio de Janeiro. Assorted patches of vinyl film were applied onto a horizontal window, punctuating it with different levels of opacity. An evidence of how much Holck’s spatial coordinates unfold within the tension between covering and revealing, obstructing and making way.

 

In Bastidor, Holck continues to address the sculptural potential of a familiar part of the Rio de Janeiro urban landscape, the hexagonal paving block. But the autonomy of the sculptural object, which marked some of her recent works, is now exceeded as she returns to her earlier concern with the way the occupation of space can be derived from a formal dialogue with its limits.

 Holck’s move is threefold. The starting point is a simple displacement: the unearthed block has its massive and surprising physical presence materially reaffirmed by the weight and the opacity of concrete. But the repetition of its hexagonal form in alveolar polycarbonate immediately upsets this state of things – the material is now light and translucent. It forms a screen that cuts through the room, demarcating our potential trajectory. But this screen is also punctured by the absence of numerous hexagons, which heightens the discrepancy between visual access and bodily obstruction. By the same token, the participation of light and shadow in the formal configuration of the work becomes evident. We walk the fine line between a solid sculptural presence and its disintegration. Vision is rendered uncertain, signaling our failure to fully inhabit it; a feeling of self-estrangement settles in.

Artist Bio / CV

Ana Holck

1977
Rio de Janeiro

Education 

2006
PhD candidate on Visual Languages
Federal University Rio de Janeiro

2003
MA in History
Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro

2000
BA Architecture and Urbanism
Federal University Rio de Janeiro

Solo Exhibitions

2010

Backstage. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro  

Friends of The Engraving Project. Museu da Chácara do Céu, Rio de Janeiro

2006
Construction Site. Paço das Artes, São Paulo
Construction Site Notes. Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporanea, RJ e Galeria Virgilio, SP

2005
Elevated. Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

2004
Block. Centro Universitário Mariantonia, São Paulo
Stays. Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo

2003
III Mostra do Programa de Exposições, CCSP                                In Transit. Galeria Candido Portinari, UERJ

Selected Group Shows

2010

Horizonte Construído, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro Lugar algum, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo                               O lugar da Linha, Paço das Artes, SP e MAC Niterói

2009

Borderless Generation: Contemporary Art in Latin America, Seul
Rumos Artes Visuais 2008/2009, Instituto Itaú Cultural, SP e Paço Imperial, RJ

2008

Arquivo Geral, Centro Cultural da Justiça Eleitoral, RJ
NOVA ARTE NOVA, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, RJ e SP
Arco 08_BRASIL, Madrid

2007

Prêmio UniversidArte XV, Museu da República, RJ
Novas Aquisições 2006 2007 - Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, Museu de Arte Moderna, RJ
Prêmio Projéteis FUNARTE de Arte Contemporânea, Funarte, RJ

2006
Arquivo Geral, Centro Helio Oiticica, RJ

Awards

2009

Premio Funarte de Artes Plásticas Marcantonio Vilaça

2007

Prêmio Universidade Estácio de Sá, RJ

2005

Prêmio Projéteis Funarte de Arte Contemporânea, National Art Foundation

2001

Paviflex Award, Brazilian Institute of Architects, SP

Collections

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, RJ