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About Ana Gallardo

Working from Buenos Aires, Ana Gallardo develops emotionally intelligent performances, often in collaboration with local people, artist peers, and friends, that speak to everyday rituals and community. Trained as a painter, she says she works outward from her earlier training in an attempt to “paint” scenes in three dimensions. The artist has frequently used dance as a means to realize her physical, socially engaged works. For example, for her film Don Raúl (2010), she invited a 93-year-old man to give dance lessons at the São Paolo Biennale. Her work A place to live when we are old (2012) involved an interactive performance and installation in central East London that mimicked the traditional dances practiced by elderly people in public squares in Mexico City.

Argentine, b. 1958, Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina