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Cecilia Jaime born in 1962, is an Argentinian - Belgian Visual artist based in Ghent, Belgium. She graduated in the Master in Fine Arts, with specialization in Painting , by the Faculty of Arts, at the University of Tucumán, Argentina, in 1987. She worked on the project " Surco", an experiment of art in Nature, at the Northwest of the Argentinian Andes. From 1985 to 1987 she was an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Art at the same University. In 1988 she received the prestigious Grant from the National Arts Funds in Buenos Aires.
Since 1989 she lives in Belgium. In de period of 2003-2006 she worked in a social artistic project: "Scratch", from the Fine Arts Museum in Ghent. She also gave workshops at S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst- Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art), Ghent. She has given Master classes in painting and drawing in Ghent (2006-2009). From 2006 till today she is a resident artist at Nucleo vzw ( Belgium). From 2008 she follows the Sculpture specialty at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst (Academy of Fine Arts) in Ghent, Belgium. She also has been a consultant artist for the architects studio of Bob Van Reeth, in 2010 and 2014. She has presented her work in numerous international projects in Latin America and Europe: group exhibitions, solo shows, art fairs, in several cultural centers, museums, events and public spaces.
The most recently international projects and exhibitions are: Splav Meduze - Curator Marko Stamenkovic at the Center of Contemporary Art, Celje (2009) Slovenia; De Collectie - Curator Philippe van Cauteren, Director of the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent; CC TEN NOYE, solo show, Brussels (2010). Her video-performance 'Desierto de los destinos' was presented at the LAKMA Museum, in The Netherlands (2011). She has shown her most recent works in an installation with photography, sculptures, video and paintings, 'Stills and Movements', at the Caermerkloster in Ghent; The group exhibition De Connectie - Curators Alan Quireyns, director of Air Antwerpen, and Frederik de Preester, in Gent (2011). Finally, she has been invited to join the Artwiki of the Open Call project of the 7th Berlin Biennale (2012), with Curator Artur Zmijewski and Associate Curator Joanna Warsza.
Visual artist Cecilia Jaime (°1962, Tucumán, Argentina) lives and works in Ghent, Belgium, where she has continued to develop her career through exhibitions over the past twenty years. Her work consists of sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings, video work, and photography. The contents of each work determine the medium that the artist ultimately selects.
Her work has been for a long time a contemplative representation of emotions and thoughts about people she met or imagines from an inexistent world or memories. These are memories of people in their everyday life, such as in a market or in an airport; people captured in a fiction world, but represented in a realistic form sometimes, or in exaggerated movements other times.
Born in the Northwest of Argentina, she grew up in the period of Argentinian censorship in the 70’s; a censorship that not only intervened in the political, economical and social life, but also in the culture. At the end of that period in the 80’s, the new «liberated» literature, theatre plays, television programs, musicals, etc. shocked the artist. This confusion and emotion is also reflected in her works of that time: tormented figures and dramatic images are dominantly present. The outline, the gesture, is more important than the painting in itself.
She has a large experience as a painter, and her way of thinking through the drawings was sometimes the beginning of a composition or the final work. Nowadays, she works mainly with sculptures, photography, video and drawings.
There are new social and cultural contents in her most recent works. Life experiences, travels, memories, great environment changes in the world and the developments in media and technology drove the artist into new reflections and into using new and more diverse mediums to express her ideas.
A recent installation, “Stills and Movements”, shows a development of a new visual perspective: facts happen in space and time. Personal memories and a historical process in the artist’s timeline can be recognized in de video performance “Desierto de los destinos”.
In 2007 Cecilia Jaime developed an important landscape photographic work –Photography is combined with a dramatic and poetic tranquility-. The place chosen was the highest salt desert of the Argentinian Andes, 2500 kms away from Buenos Aires.
In 2009 she went back to the same place to make a short film with the same weather conditions as before; with the perfect blue sky as in 2007. A video performance was filmed in the salt desert where a woman continually falls, as memories of past moments. A storm of wind and salt at 110km/h created a dramatic abstract sphere that appears to be taken in an unreal planet. The falling woman became the Falling Man in her sculptures. Here a new creative process started: a more spatial work. Cecilia Jaime’s last sculptural works are her own reflections about social events when women were criticized for sexism (vid the facts that occurred in Canada, 2010).
2013 - Face to Face - Cecilia Jaime Gallery opening Speech Annelies Storms, Schepen van Cultuur, Gent.
2011 - Stills & Movements#Cecilia Jaime-Sculptures/Paintings/videoinstallatie Caermerklooster-Gent / Opening Speech : Frank Beke
2010 - Summer Show Sculpture /Paintings-Cecilia Jaime Art Space -Gent
2010 - CC Ten Noye-Brussel
2009 - YEUNG - Paintings Cecilia Jaime - 9000 Gent
2007 - Zebrastraat Meeting Point – Ghent; Ambassade van Argentinië
2005 - Art Cube - Finale evenemets / Eskimo - Ghent.
2005 - Open atelierdag – Nucleo - Ghent
2004 - Open Atelier-Nucleo KunstLaB - Ghent
2003 - 'Open keukens' (open studios) SMAK Ghent.
2002 - Gallery Charivari – Knokke-Zoute.
2001 - 'Shadows & Impressions' - Gallery ‘Even Aarde’ in Ghent.
2000 - Galerie Charivari – Knokke-Zoute.
1999 - Royal Ballet of Flanders - Theater 't Eilandje in Antwerp – Argentinean Embassy
1999 - Lugano - Switzerland.
1999 - 'Labyrinth of Impressions II' in Gallery Kaliria - Argentinean Embassy – The Hague, The Netherlands.
1998 - Décor of ´De Vrouwen Decameron` (The Decameron Women) a.o. in the Raamtheater in Antwerp.
1997 - 'Labyrinth of Impressions' in the Cultural Centre Luchtbal in Antwerp.
1997 - 'Tonino Art Gallery' in Campine d'Italia - Italy.
1996 - Lineart Gallery Depypere Ghent.
1996 - Installation 'Labyrinth of Impressions' in the ‘Kopergieterij’ / ‘Speeltheater’ in Ghent.
1995 - Brewery Caermersklooster in the 'Patershol' in Ghent - Argentinean Embassy.
1994 - Espace Leopold Senghor in the C.C. Etterbeek in Brussels – Argentinean Embassy.
1994 - Atelier 169 in Ghent - Argentinean Embassy.
1993 - Gallery Paradox in Ghent – Argentinean Embassy.
1993 - Cactus in Bruges.
1993 - ’Winter in Watou’ in Watou - Argentinean Embassy.
2015 Tumult#3 Gent.
2014 Someone Like You - Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam. Met Cecilia Jaime, Helen Schröder, Astrid De Pauw. Opening speech door Etienne Boileau.
2014 Open Atelier Nucleo, Lindelei, Gent.
2014 Tumult #2 Gent.
2013 - MARINE ART - Academie voor Beeldende Kunst Gent ism. Universiteit Gent, UFO, Gent / Fort Napoleon, Oostende
2013 - PUENTES - Vlaams Parlement ism. Argentijnse Ambassade, curator Gustavo Vásquez Ocampo, Boudewijngebouw, Brussel
2012 - WE ARE HERE-Cecilia Jaime Gallery: De Poortere- Rabaut, Peter Van Eyck,Saar De Buysere, Cecilia Jaime, Hector Boetto, Ann Leers. With the presens of the Ambassador of Argentina in Belgium, and de Mayor of the City of Ghent.
2012 - Invited artist to join ArtWiki/Open Call Project of the 7th Berlin Biennale
2011- Project De Connectie ,Nucleo - Curators: Alan Quireyns (Art Dir.www.airantwerpen.be) - Frederik de Preester.
2010 - DE COLLECTIE- curator Philippe Van Cauteren(SMAK) Gent.
2010 - Open atelier Nucleo, Gent.
2009 Heart/thinkers- Gruut, Gent.
2009 - SPLAV MEDUZE Celje, Slovenia/ Curator Marko Stamenkovic
Participants: HOSTS, GUESTS & GHOSTS
Some artists: Robbrecht Desmet,(B), Andy Wauman (B), Assaf Grüber (IL), Herman Asselberghs
2009 - Omtrent Handen/sculptures Museum PC Dr.Guislain, Gent.
2008 - "Trends 2008" - Sint-Barbara kerk, Gent
2008 - Gallerie von Kraft - Knokke
2006 - Trends Sint-Barbara kerk + Kunstproject met Luc Tuymans
2006 - Open-atelier-dag Leopoldskazerne - Ghent
2006 - Scratch-worshops-Museum voor Schoen Kunsten - Ghent
2006 - Gallerij Xi – Ghent
2005 - Scratch-Workshop - Museum voor Schone Kunsten - Ghent
2005 - Gallery Von Kraft - Knokke Zoute -België
2004 - Arte Latinoamericano – Argentinean Embassy – Central Library – Catholic University Leuven.
2004 - Artistic project ‘Scratch’ (workshops)- Museum of Fine Arts – Ghent .
2003 - Artistic project ‘Scratch’ (workshops)- Museum of Fine Arts – Ghent.
2003 - 'Open keukens' (open studios) SMAK Ghent.
2002 - 'Trends' – Sint-Barbara Kerk , Ghent
2000 - Volkshuis - Ghent.
2000 - 'Tegendraads'- Gallery ‘Even Aarde’ - Avelgem.
2000 - Ham International – Castle of the Counts in Ghent.
1999 - Group Exhibition - Gallery Kaliria - Argentinean Embassy – The Hague, The Netherlands.
1998 - 'De Muren Weten Ervan II' (The Walls Know II)- Museum of Folklore - Ghent.
1998 - 'Argentina tres miradas'-Galerie d'art Vivana Grandi in Brussels - Argentinean Embassy.
1998 - Lineart International Art Fair 20th century Ghent.
1997 - Lentesalon (Spring fair)- Kuurne.
1996 - Cultural Centre Gildhof in Tielt.
1996 - Lineart International Art Fair 20th century Ghent.
1995 - Gallery Depypere in Kuurne.
1995 - Kleurdag'95 (Day of Colour) - Domain Maestelde-Kuurne.
1995 - Gallery Ludwine Fieux in Bissegem.
1995 - Winter in Watou- Gallery Depypere Watou.
1995 - Cultural Centre Merksem - Antwerp.
1992 - Regard Sur la Peinture Argentine Contemporaine- Cultural Centre Etterbeek-Argentinean Embassy - Brussels
1990 - Gallery ‘Sculptueel’ (`Sculptural´) in Evergem.
Numerous Exhibitions in Tucumán and in Buenos Aires.
Member of the Jury for the Concours Diner Club - Tucumán.
Together with other artists she founded the group Surco ("furrow")
(Art works in the "Valles Calchaquíes" mountains).
Mural in the Avellaneda library.
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