J u l i a n a H e r r e r o
Juliana Herrero was born in 1975 in Choele Choel, Río Negro, Argentina and after moving many times in the extended Patagonia, started early with dance and music at INSA (Today Instituto Universitario Patagónico de las Artes) in General Roca, Río Negro. She graduated from architecture at UBA, University of Buenos Aires. In 2001 she moved from Argentina to Europe, to complete her postgraduate studies in 2004 in conceptual design by prof. Ben van Berkel, at STÄDELSCHULE, Frankfurt am Main. She then also joined there the film class led by the media artist Mark Leckey. Juliana Herrero’s work comes from a concept of spatial sensibility. It becomes also site-time-specific, which crystallises mostly in fragile installations and sculptural works as immersive realities. This opens room for participation, i.e. 1:1 interventions and performances. It expands and compresses in abstract empirical noise paintings as sound frequencies, collages, film and video works, conceptual art. Her work has been shown internationally since 2002 (e.g. in Semper Depot, the Künstlerhaus, Vienna Fair, and das weisse haus in Vienna, Städelschule and Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, Maison de l’Argentine, Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris, Centro Cultural Borges and CCK in Buenos Aires, Kajaani Art Museum and K.H. Rendlunds Museum in Kokkola Finland) Between 2013 and 2015 she was a local artist at the studio and residence program “studio das weisse haus” Vienna. Herrero received among many grants and awards for works and projects from recognised institutions in Argentina and Austria, a prize for Exceptional Achievement (in German: Prämie für die besondere Leistungen) in context the Outstanding Artists Awards -Interdisciplinary- from the austrian Chancellery. She also won the Premio Fundación Andreani a las Artes visuales (3rd Prize-Revelación) for her work Milieu in 2015 and it has since been part of the collection Fundación Andreani, Buenos Aires. In her emancipatory pieces, Juliana Herrero contrasts visual impressions with sound spaces. With her interventions, she is probing the boundaries of provocation, concentrated perception, and the utopian; leaving open space for the imagination. She focuses on matters of perception addressing processes of change and actual socio- and geo-political themes such as our physical and ethereal environment. She moves herself to the limits of the inside and outside worlds and their osmotic boundaries. She playfully analyses the dichotomy between public and private, virtual and real realms, nature and artifice. Her methodology engages with vital processes, deconstructing, fragmenting and re-layering, mixing analogue and digital techniques. Juliana Herrero's work makes tangible an acoustic vision that expands the medium in which it is materialized. She explores on this level a quasi-synesthetic aesthetic that can be also described as a subjective experience of musicality.
Juliana Herrero lives in Vienna and works between Vienna, Buenos Aires and other latitudes.