Luciana Pinchiero

Rosario, Argentina, 1983

Luciana Pinchiero uses sculpture, video and installation to explore the imbalance and uneasiness that come with all things, and to inquire into the apparent relationships between the universal and the particular. Her work is driven by the many possible meanings imbedded in language and systems of categorization, provoking subtle commentaries on the relationships between what is established by culture and what is experienced by the individual. With a bit of humor, a bit of hesitation, and a bit of control, Pinchiero’s work offers a path to the viewer in which each step is a trace of an unimaginable experience: the encounter with a seemingly familiar object and the ways of figuring out how it works in the world to which one is accustomed. As part of Off Pink, Pinchiero presents a budding project that closely observes the intelligence of material and the behavior of objects in their capacity as both serially produced and unique forms. These observations contribute to Pinchiero’s ongoing explorations of patterns, systems and repetition, and foster a latent sense of belonging in the individual object as it simultaneously becomes absorbed into the installation.

Luciana Pinchiero migrated to the US, where she lives and works, to finish her studies in art. Ever since, her relationship with her home country has been intrinsically challenged by distance. Her creative process operates through the reality of the immigrant who does not entirely leave behind the past, nor fully adopts the present. Her work has been shown in the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach (MOLAA), the Helen and Abraham Bolsky Gallery in Los Angeles, 25 East Gallery in New York, and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center and CuatroH in Brooklyn, NY.