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Installation image, Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. Photo: David Hale

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Installation image, Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. In image: Detail, Fernanda Laguna, Para nada, 2019. Photo: David Hale

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Installation image, Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. Photo: David Hale

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Installation image, Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. In image: Fernanda Laguna, Un dia feliz III, 2010. Photo: David Hale

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Installation image, Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. In image: Detail, Fernanda Laguna, Un momento dificil, 2017. Photo: David Hale

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Installation image, Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020. In image: High on the Tide (Mareadas en la marea), co-curated by Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Palmeiro Photo: David Hale

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Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody

Oct 10, 2020 – Apr 25, 2021

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OVERVIEW

 

Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody is a survey of work by Argentinian multimedia artist Fernanda Laguna (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1972) investigating her aesthetic (which draws on Surrealist legacies) and feminist activism. As Everybody, Laguna’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., will weave together various facets of Laguna’s practice as a visual artist, a curator of alternative art spaces, a novelist and poet, and an activist, including:

  • More than 50 paintings from the last decade that display the range of styles in which Laguna works; 
  • An installation of Mareadas en la marea (High on the Tide), a living archive of memorabilia from protests organized by Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less), a grassroots feminist movement in South America, in opposition to violence against women. The work is co-curated by Laguna and academic and activist Cecilia Palmeiro; and
  • A newspaper produced by the artist in collaboration with the community of Villa Fiorito, Argentina, where the artist’s workshops and projects have benefited local children and women.

As part of Public Study, the ICA at VCU will facilitate dialogue and exchange between women’s rights activists across the Americas. “High on the Tide (Mareadas en la Marea),” inspired by the installation of the same name, will take the form of live Zoom discussions and published resources beginning in August. Topics will include: how to organize a feminist strike, the parody men’s magazine Nacho, and the connections between Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less) and international activism.

ABOUT FERNANDA LAGUNA

Laguna, celebrated for her co-organization of the now legendary collective literary and art space Belleza y Felicidad (Beauty and Happiness), has work in the collections of the Guggenheim, LACMA, and the Reina Sofía among other museums. Her translated writings include Belleza y Felicidad — Selected Writings: Fernanda Laguna & Cecilia Pavón (Sand Paper Press, 2015) and, under Laguna’s pseudonym Dalia Rosetti, Dreams and Nightmares (Larb, 2016) and El fuego entre nosotras (Random House, 2020, untranslated) which is about a rebellion by domestic servants in the art world. 

Part of the exhibition Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody, Belleza y Felicidad, Fiorito is a limited run newspaper that honors and celebrates the creativity, strength, and solidarity of Villa Fiorito, a city just south of Buenos Aires. The ICA at VCU is proud to recognize the community featured in these pages. Half of this 1,000-copy run of papers was shipped to Villa Fiorito, and half was available here at the ICA.

“Belleza & Felicidad, Fiorito” was edited by Fernanda Laguna and designed and produced by the ICA’s Creative Director, Meredith Carrington. Translation was provided by Sergio Quedena.

Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody

All images courtesy of Fernanda Laguna and the people of Villa Fiorito, Argentina.

Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody

All images courtesy of Fernanda Laguna and the people of Villa Fiorito, Argentina.

Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody

All images courtesy of Fernanda Laguna and the people of Villa Fiorito, Argentina.

Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody

All images courtesy of Fernanda Laguna and the people of Villa Fiorito, Argentina.

EVENTS

Five Years: The Global Feminist Tide

Saturday, Sep 26

12:00 PM–2:30 PM

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Fernanda Laguna & Dalia Rosetti: In Conversation

Saturday, Oct 10

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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PRESS

COLLAGE ON VIEW: “Fernanda Laguna: As Everybody”

Kolaj Magazine

Jul 9, 2020

“As Everybody” is a survey of work by Argentinian multimedia artist Fernanda Laguna, investigating her aesthetic, which draws on Surrealist legacies, and feminist activism.

Fernanda Laguna presents “As Everybody” at Institute for Contemporary Art-Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Terremoto

Jul 9, 2020

Laguna’s first solo exhibition in the United States, "As Everybody" weaves together various facets of her practice as a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and filmmaker; novelist, poet, and editor; as well as activist, community worker, and curator of alternative art spaces.

La Argentina Fernanda Laguna Exhibe “As Everybody”

Arte Al Día

Jul 9, 2020

En el Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo de la Virginia Commonwealth University, Laguna presenta en “As Everybody” (Como todos) obras de arte tanto visuales como escritas.