Heart of Community
FAENA ART PROJECT ROOM
APRIL 28TH - OCTOBER 14TH, 2023
The artworks in the exhibition are available for sale
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Anabella Bergero: Heart of Community transforms the Faena Art Project Room into a site-specific installation featuring textile art, fashion design pieces, collage, and digitally printed murals that together create a Latinx Pop visual universe.
The exhibition proposes an immersive experience while establishing the Project Room as an alternative space that celebrates collective acts of creation through tie-dye workshops, the recording of a podcast, an open panel about art and community, and a series or Heart-Opening activations. The installation itself thus becomes the center heart for the enjoyment and production of creative acts. With the premise that art is a continuous state of encounter, Bergero sets in motion different forms of exchange—from creating a visual aesthetic that deconstructs stereotypical notions of Latinidad, to repurposing the art space as a community gathering hub.
The images seen throughout the Project Room represent a reconstruction of narrative, each piece carefully collaged from the artist’s own photographs. Kitsch religious pop iconography and the vibrant colors of urban Latin American life are omnipresent and taken from the details of everyday life, be it a religious altar found in a parking lot in Querétaro, a meat or flower market in Zócalo, or a dollar store in New York.
Heart of Community blurs the boundaries between inside and outside—private and public—through a translucent window mural that projects the interior display into the public sphere, making art an act of enjoyment beyond the walls of the gallery space. The artist invites her audience and passersby alike to look in, explore, and join in her artistic practice.
Anabella Bergero is a multi-awarded Latinx fashion designer and artist born Argentinean, raised in Mexico, and nomad by heart. She relishes the exploration of multidisciplinary spaces where fashion, design, and art function as platforms to explore concepts of gender, culture, performance, and identity. Bergero creates mixed media installations using textile art, digital design and collages, and experimental videos.
Bergero works as a creative coach and is a professor at Istituto Marangoni in Miami. She has been featured in L'Officiel, Vogue, i-D Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Argentina, Clarin Newspaper, among other acclaimed media.
Between 2015 and 2018 she was selected as emerging designer of the year by Harper's Bazaar Argentina, listed as one of 35 under 35 by La Nación newspaper, and awarded winner of the Fashion Edition Buenos Aires and of PASARELA BA, prestigious Argentine fashion prizes sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, HSBC, and Buenos Aires City Government. In 2020 she was part of the Future Graduates Show by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the recipient of the SUNY PACC Prize in New York for curation and creation. Bergero has given conferences and workshops at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, Mimaki USA and LATAM, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Soho House Miami Beach, and Istituto Marangoni, Miami. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Faena Art Project Room, Miami Beach, Buenos Aires Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico, Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival, the Art Gallery of the Argentine Consulate in New York, the Art and Design Gallery at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and at multiple art galleries in Miami, among others.
This exhibition has been made possible in part with the support of