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Lena
Becerra

artist statement.

The area of my research revolves around abstract / possible approaches on a social hatch and, in particular, to the exploration of the sensitive layers of feminism. I explore the use of amorphous and penetrating openwork bodies that function as a possible structure. I try to create an approach to micro worlds that invite to explore the limits of the skin communicating through a visceral tissue structure. Once immersed in this atmosphere, the chromatic insistence acts as a suction cup in its insistence to adhere to the void. Embodied by contradictions, the act of opening and closing wounds motorizes other potential pathways meaning, remaining permeable to change and transformation. The membrane that supports things flows liquid, deep, like an organic conduit.

ABOUT/

Alejandra Lena Becerra Draghi (b. 1994) is an Argentinian/ Italian interdisciplinary artist. She studied visual arts and printmaking at the University of La Plata and recently completed an artist residency in Florence, Italy. Since 2013 her work has been focused on the exploration of the sensible layers of feminism and cultural decolonisation through personal experiences of collective awareness. Through the use of videoart, installations, textiles, sculpture and printmaking (and other mediums) Lena intends to reflect on the complexities of the world she inhabits with the intention of addressing a dialogue between personal and collective memory and trauma. Currently based in Melbourne, Lena continues to explore themes from an intersectional feminist, decolonial practice perspective and her own experience as a migrant.