Laura Murlender

(Buenos Aires, 1957)

For fifteen years she lived and studied between Paris, Jerusalem and Mexico City. BFA, graduated with honors at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Israel (1978-1982), where she attended seminars with artists Frank Stella and Jim Dine. Paris, France (1984-1985). In Paris, she did postgraduate studies in fine arts at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. With a scholarship granted by the government of France, she lived in La Casa Argentina de la Cité Universitaire between 1984 and 1985. She studied ancient fresco techniques and attended the workshops given by Olivier Debre and Pierre Alechinsky. She exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Grand Palais.

Between 1985 and 1990 she lived in Mexico City where she worked in large formats, influenced by the treatments of color, monumentality, space and culture of the country. Since 1991 she established in Buenos Aires, where she continues to focus her work on the relationship between space, time and matter, colors and images. Her works reflect multicultural experiences in different contexts and times. Explore multiple readings using different media, intervened objects and photographs that interact in geometric abstractions.

In addition to the scholarship from the Government of France, and residence at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, she participated in the Makor / Steinhardt Center residency program in New York and received the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Grant and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Tel Aviv, Israel. She also received the First Prize of the Helena Rubinstein Foundation Prize, Jerusalem, Israel; First Prize Samul Prize in visual Arts, Canada; Brenner Prize, Ilford Photography Prize, London; Agfa Photography Prize, Jerusalem, Israel. .

Her work is part of collections such as the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Derfner Judaica Museum + Art Collection, New York; Yeshiva University Museum, New York; L'Oréal Contemporary Art collection, Argentina, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, La Plata MACLA, and other private collections in the United States, Canada, Israel, France, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina.