María Causa

(b. 1963, Villa Mercedes, San Luis)

Born in San Luis Province, in the beginning of the eighties she moved to Buenos Aires to study art and graduated in 1986 from the Escuela Nacional Superior de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon. The following year she integrated the group named “Grupo de la X” and experienced the gesture of collective work.

That same year she received a scholarship grant from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes [National Fund for the Arts] and travelled to Mexico and Central America for a three months reconnaissance trip of prehispanic sculptures. Afterwards, she lived for one year in Mexico City where she participated actively in solo and collective exhibitions during the next decade. In 1989, back in Buenos Aires, she presented her first solo show in this city at Van Riel gallery. Since then, she has participated in more than 70 exhibitions, including international biennials and art fairs.

In 2002 she moved to Montevideo, Uruguay, where she lived until 2006 when she returned definitely to Buenos Aires. Nowadays, she is Associate Professor in Sculpture at the UMSA University (Universidad del Museo Social Argentino).

She received amog other distinctions: 2nd prize of Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas (2013); 1st prize Premio Bienal de Arte, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2012); 1st prize Salón de Santa Fe, Museo Rosa Galisteo,Santa Fe, 2011; 2nd prize Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 2000; Scholarship Fundación Antorchas, 1999; Grant Fondo Nacional de las Artes 1996; Grant “Fundación Pollock-Krasner” New York, 1991; Young artist prize, Asociación de Críticos Argentinos, 1991.

She participated in the international biennials of Havana, Cuba (1991), Dakar, Senegal (1993), Uppsala, Sweden (2000) y Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2012).

Among her most important solo shows are: Constelaciones, Pabellón de Bellas Artes de la UCA, Buenos Airs, 2017; Resonacias, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Corrientes, 2008; Relatos, Vasari, Buenos Aires, 2007; La punta ultima de la torre, Kasteel Cortewalle, Beveren, Bélgica, 2006; Obras 1998-2003, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, 2003; Galería Del Infinito, Buenos Aires, 1999; Desde los Minaretes, Galería Kin, México D.F, 1996; Memoria, Galería Tema, Buenos Aires, 1994; Fundación San Telmo, Buenos Aires, 1992; Galería Van Riel, Buenos Aires, 1990; 1 + 1=2…., Galería Van Riel, Buenos Aires; Construcciones para un desvelo, Galería Kin, México D.F, 1988; Esculturas y relieves, Sala de arte de instituto JUNG, Buenos Aires, 1987.

Her work is part of multiple private and public collections in Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Peru, Venezuela, Brasil, Chile, Bolivia, Switzerland, France, Puerto Rico, among others.