All of Laura Ojeda Bär’s works must be thought as specific coordinates linking three conceptual pairs: objects and images (presence), presentation and representation (language) and creative joy and aesthetic pleasure (sanctuary). Each new work of Ojeda Bär pinpoints a pressure point on this map and reflects on those subjects through figurative painting. Lately she’s been investigating the limits between painting and sculpture, creating hybrid works where nothing is what it seems. Visually, Ojeda Bär is interested in working with images in a no-hierarchical manner. There is no particular theme, but rather the overwhelming access to information we have today and how high museum worthy culture has got to break free from them and come back to play.
Laura Ojeda Bär was born in Buenos Aires, 1986. Ojeda Bär enrolled in the BFA in UNA [Universidad Nacional de las Artes], where she studied under Carlos Bissolino and his team of artist-professors (Viviana Blanco, Itamar Hartavi, Agustín Fernández y Pablo Siquier), while attending the private studios of some of the most important argentine artists of previous generations. In 2013 she won scholarships to be part of Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas (CIA Agent) of the Start Foundation, and PAC (Prácticas Artísticas Contemporáneas). She later atended Programa de Artistas 2019-2020, of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. All three of them yearly art programs in Buenos Aires. In 2018 she went to Iceland, to the NES artists’ residency. Since 2015 she’s also an independent curator. Her project “Lxs Pierri” (2017) won the open call RADAR of the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires. In 2018 she won 2nd prize of the Salón Nacional, the national painting award and in 2020 she was runner up, along Matías Malizia, in the Azcuy Prize, art and architecture. With that work, “Bulbullia”, they won the 2021 CCEBA Art Prize, art and technology. In 2022 she has a Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, She made several solo shows (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019) and group ones, as well as participated in local and international fairs and prizes.
EXHIBITIONS (selection-solo shows) 2019: “Una es la medida del mundo“, Marco Arte Foco, Fundación Tres Pinos, Buenos Aires. 2017: “pupo delator //...”, Laboratorio/Festival, Buenos Aires 2016: “Cómo me hice monja”, Pasto Galería, Buenos Aires. 2015: “Deixis”, curador: Sebastián Vidal Mackinson, Pasto Galería, Buenos Aires 2013: “Supernova”, Pasto Galería, Buenos Aires 2012: “Cuando te miro me sonrojo”, Fundación Guillermo Roux, Buenos Aires.