Ana Tiscornia, ‘It Was Green’, 2014, Nora Fisch

About Ana Tiscornia

Ana Tiscornia’s diverse practice encompasses wall works and collages composed with cutout cardboard and paper, objects comprised of manipulated fragments of furniture and common tools, as well as digital photography, installation, and painting. Drawing on traumatic experiences from her native Uruguay—including the atrocities of a military dictatorship—Tiscornia obliquely explores themes of displacement, war, poverty, and memory in abstract works that express the artist’s urge to impose new forms of order on the world. In her work, familiar items are reconfigured: branches appear to break through walls, chairs to sink into the ground, and geometric cardboard cutouts overlap in dense layers. “In rearranging the various materials I seek a potential poetics—a kind of cartography of social oblivion—that is simultaneously exposing but also recovering scattered fragments of the utopian project,” she says.

Uruguayan , b. 1951, Montevideo, Uruguay, based in New York, New York