Interview with Gabriela Bettini Nautilus Lanzarote 4****

Gabriela Bettini tells us how she sees art as a political tool, memory through art or beauty and art. Bettini talks about all this while explaining how she approaches her projects and what her experience on the island of Lanzarote, Spain, has been like.

Gabriela Bettini and the intimacy between past and present

In "Secondary Roots", the exhibition that the artist is presenting until June at the Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Sallaberry, she connects the settlement of European colonialism in Latin America with the beginning of capitalism in that region, and the current crisis of its natural resources with the development of botanical expeditions in the Caribbean since the 16th century, Bolivian mining or the industrial activities that have modified landscapes since the monopoly.

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"Secondary Roots". Gabriela Bettini. 2 Apr – 4 Jun 2022

You can now virtually visit Gabriela Bettini's last solo show at our gallery in calle Madera. Check here the complete show in 3D!

Gabriela Bettini: "Art is a footnote to reality, it serves to make intangible issues visible".

ABC periódico interviews artist Gabriela Bettini. "Art for me is essentially political. There is a lot of art that doesn't want to be political, but in that will it is already taking a position. Art is always a footnote to reality and serves to make intangible questions visible and to bring them to its terrain. Obviously things have to happen so that as an artist you have material to work with. It works both ways.

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Gabriela Bettini against the representation of nature as a stage set

"All the paintings in the series are inspired by the American Museum of Natural History. I have been working for years on projects in which I am reviewing the history of art and painting and seeing how nature has been represented from a European point of view. The question is whether this way of painting and representing nature in Latin America has been able to strengthen the hegemonic idea that nature can be exploited without limits," says Bettini.

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Desatados RTVE | Gabriela Bettini. When painting is political

RTVE's Desatados program visits Gabriela Bettini's studio and interviews her about her research through painting. "I believe very much in the transformative power of art. So, when I tell my concerns through my projects, what I really hope is that whoever sees it can extract something from those concerns," explains the artist.

Gabriela Bettini selected for the 3th edition of Derivada

The third edition of Derivada was comissioned to Gabriela Bettini. Her print Topografía del borrado (Wapití) is a hymn to nature and at the same time a profound critique of Western man's relationship with it. Based on a diorama from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, it invites the viewer to reflect on the worrying extinction of natural habitats and certain species.

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"Topografía del borrado". Gabriela Bettini. 10 Sep - 14 Nov 2020

You can now virtually visit Gabriela Bettini's first solo show at our gallery in calle Madera. Check here the complete show in 3D!

Gabriela Bettini at Tasman Projects

Zona de contacto puts in dialogue works of the most recent Bettini series: Primavera silenciosa, La memoria de los intentos and Paisajes de excepción, along with new pieces that continue their line of research on the capitalist manipulation of nature and the ways of resistance to this devastating process in Latin America.

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Climática Magazine: How art can be ecofeminist

Is there any specific violence against women who defend nature? With the intention of answering this question, the artist Gabriela Bettini has developed her work around a theoretical framework that explores “the link between capitalism and violence against women and towards nature”.

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ABC interviews Gabriela Bettini

Artist Gabriela Bettini talks to ABC about her main interests, the defense of the environment, the violence against female activists or the revision of the dominant narratives of the generation that lived through the Argentine dictatorship. “In my drawings and videos, I have approached life experiences in the margins of History that show the void resulting from the attempt to reconcile memories, memory policies and official narratives,” explains the artist.

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Gabriela Bettini wins the International Prize Obra Abierta 2017

Artist Gabriela Bettini wins the International Prize for Plastic Arts "Obra Abierta 2017" with "Repoussoir", an oil on linen landscape. The intention is to "link two temporalities, such as colonialism in Latin America and neocolonialism to the situation of environmental crisis that exists in the present," says the artist. The jury of the Prize, convened by the Caja de Extremadura Foundation, is composed of former ARCO director Rosina Gómez-Baeza; the director of the Dos de Mayo Art Center, Manuel Segade; the director of the Ibero-American Biennial of Graphic Work Ciudad de Cáceres, Rosa Perales, and Susana Blas, of 'Metropolis' TVE program.

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RTVE visits Gabriela Bettini’s exhibit at Tasman Project

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Radio3 visits Gabriela Bettini's exhibition at Tasman Projects. The exhibition consists mainly in paintings. "It is a form of expression that interests me because it has been a means of hegemonic representation for centuries," explains the artist. "How (the painting) has been able to strengthen the vision of nature as something susceptible to exploit and possess." The artist discovers in this interview the scientific entomologist and botanical illustrator of the 17th century, Maria Sybylla Merian and her findings of ecodependence in living habitats. With this vision, Bettini explains how her work tries to expose two points of view, adding to the landscape the monoculture so widespread today.