Artist: Carrie Bencardino
Exhibition title: Never gonna forget how awful I felt
Venue: PIEDRAS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: September 24 – November 14, 2020
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and PIEDRAS, Buenos Aires
PIEDRAS presents the first solo exhibition of Carrie Bencardino (b. 1993, Buenos Aires), in which she displays an installation of 50 paintings made between 2017 and 2020, an intervention in collaboration with the artist and musician León (naturandemonto) and exhibition text by Walter Lezcano.
Carrie Bencardino’s work is developed mainly in the field of painting and performance and investigates the visual discourses present in the different scenes that she frequents from an early age: the under metalhead, the clubs, the trash images of the Internet, the iconography of bands and queer are some of the frequent elements in her works, through which she constructs her own story of who inhabits these spaces, their phenomena and their contradictions.
The autobiographical is presented as a possible exponent of situations that, isolated from the context that justifies their existence, invite us to think on agitation as a way of inhabiting the contemporary world.