Lucila
Gradín

“With a curious and permeable attention, Lucila Gradín has devoted her artistic practice to encounters, exchanges and processes with dyeing and medicinal plants, with special emphasis on native species”.

Bio

Lucila Gradín was born in San Carlos de Bariloche in 1981, lives and works in Buenos Aires.
In 2011 she received a scholarship from CIA, Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas, Buenos Aires. She has a degree in Visual Arts, UNA, Universidad Nacional del Arte.
For the last 10 years she has been putting together a medicinal herbarium and dyeing in collaboration with healers, doctors, philosophers, biologists, etc.

He has completed the following residencies: Artistic Residencies in Los Alerces National Park, Argentina (2022) PROA21, Fundación Proa Bs. As., Argentina (2022), La Ira de Dios, Bs, As, Argentina (2018), FAAP ,Sao Pablo ,Brazil (2015), El Ranchito, Matadero ,Madrid,Spain (2014) Vermont Studio Center ,vermont,USA, (2013) . He won the Oxenford Scholarship in 2020 and the FNA Scholarship (2019/16/11 and 9) and participated in the Biennial south (2021 and 2017) and the Biennial of Drawing (2021 and 2019).
Among his solo exhibitions he highlights: ” The color of a Garden, Herbarium tintoreo “, P21, Fundación Proa,Bs. As., Argentina, (2022). “Cromatología Vegetal, Solsticio de Verano”, Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (2022). “Indigoferea tinctoria” El Mirador Gallery, Bs. As., Argentina, (2019) ” The contemplation of seeds” FAAP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (2015) . “Biosfera” site specific installation at FNA , (2015). “The Cosmology of the bean” Foster Catena gallery, Bs As, Argentina(2014). “Banquete de papas”, Radio la Tribu, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012). “Casas para catástrofes”, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011). Resistance Ranch, Art space Radio Libertad, Resistencia, Chaco, (2009), Floating word flowers, steamboat, Colorado, Usa (2006), Magnolia, ProyectoA Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (2005).
He participated in several group exhibitions inside and outside the country.
Together with Andres Pasinovich she created the Marabunta program, an exchange between local artists and Latin American curators such as; Cuahutemoc Medina (Mexico), Moacir Dos Anjos (Brazil), Sol Henaro (Mexico), Miguel López (Peru), Helena Chavez Mac Gregor (Mexico), Florencia Portocarrero (Peru), Tainá Azeredo (Brazil), Marta Ramos (Brazil), Agustín Perez Rubio (Arg / Spain) and Itzel Vargas (Mexico).
Co-director with Fernanda Vilella of Colectivo A.L.A artists in Latin America performing various residencies: in 2014 Fundación cinenómada para las artes, Sorojchi Tambo, La Paz Bolivia. In 2012 Residency Taller 7, Medellin, Colombia. In 2011 Los nuevos sencibles, Vicente Vargas studio. Valparaiso. Valparaíso, Chile. In 2010 Barracao maravilha. Rio de janeiro, Brazil.

Selected works

Chromatic display

Natural dyes and mordants on wool and felt

70 x 108/90/62 in

2023

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Chromatic display

Natural dyes and mordants on wool and felt

70 x 108 in

2023

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Untitled

Vegetable dyes and mordants on wool and felt

90 x 62 in

2023

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Herbarium [Passionflower/Mburucuyá and Palo Cambeche]

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

27 x 19 in

2023

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Herbarium [Passionflower/Mburucuyá and Palo Cambeche]

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

27 x 19 in

2023

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Herbarium [Passionflower/Mburucuyá and Palo Cambeche]

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

27 x 19 in

2023

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Herbarium

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

27 x 19 in

2023

SOLD

Herbarium

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

27 x 19 in

2023

SOLD

Herbarium

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

27 x 19 in

2023

SOLD

Samples

Serie of 3 Available 3/3

Variable measurements

2020-2023

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Chromatic tautology

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

39 x 27 in

2021

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Chromatic tautology

Natural dyes and mordants on paper and wool

39 x 27 in

2021

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White floresta

Natural stains and mordants on paper

29 x 19 in

2020

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Violet floresta

Natural stains and mordants on paper

29 x 19 in

2020

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Floresta 1

Natural dyes and mordants on paper

104 x 44 in

2023

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Floresta 2

Natural dyes and mordants on paper

104 x 44 in

2023

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