ALICIA BINDA
 

ARGENTINE  PHOTOGRAPHER.
 

CURRICULUM VITAE  (in brief)

ARGENTINE ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER  (ARGENTINE DEGREE).
ARTIST OF THE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE  (EUROPE  DEGREE).
 

PROFESSIONAL  ACTIVITIES.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPH JURY.
DIRECTOR OF THE ART GALLERY OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER ASSOCIATION OF ARGENTINA.  (1992 - 1996).
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA MUSEUM  OF HISPANIC & LATIN AMERICAN ART (Miami - USA).
 

PHOTOGRAPHIC  STUDIES

COURSES WITH ARGENTINE TEACHERS:  JULIO MAUBECIN, JORGE GALLOSO, REINALDO PADRA, TEOFILO DABBAH, AND WITH ITALIAN PROFESSORS: VITTORIO RONCONI AND GIULIANA SCIME.
 

COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES.

ART DIRECTION COURSE. (ADVERTISING AGENCY).
SCENOGRAPHY SEMINARY. (PROFESSOR RAGUZZI -  CERVANTES NATIONAL THEATRE).
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES. (PROFESSORS:  I. GERSON AND J. AGOSTINELLI).

SHE HAS PERFORMED SIXTY INDIVIDUAL COLOR PAPER EXHIBITIONS, IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, IN ARGENTINA AND SOME OTHER COUNTRIES SUCH AS URUGUAY, BRAZIL, FRANCE, SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

SHE HAS OBTAINED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRIZES, EMPHASIZING THE FOLLOWING ONES:  FIRST PRIZE OF THE NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPH SALOON OF THE CULTURE SECRETARY OF THE NATION,  PRIZE ´´PUNTA DEL ESTE 1996´´ GIVEN BY THE URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT TO PEOPLE OF OUSTANDING TRAJECTORY IN THIS FIELD.

BLUE RIBBON HONOR MENTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARGENTINE SALOON.
SHE’S SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED SEVERAL ARTICLES IN NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES IN ARGENTINEAND IN OTHER COUNTRIES (USA, COLOMBIA, GERMANY), AND WAS INTERVIEWED BY THE NATIONAL ARGENTINE BROAD - CASTING AND TV.

SHE HAS ART WORKS IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS INCLUDING THOSE AT THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF HISPANIC AND LATIN AMERICAN ART IN MIAMI (USA).

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  REMARKS  
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBITED BY ALICIA BINDA FALLS DEFINITELY WITHIN THE DEFINITION  OF FINE ART.
HER TRAINING IN BOTH FINE ART AND TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MEET ON A COMMON GROUND THAT IS INNOVATIVE AND UNIQUE.
SHE WORKS IN A PERSONAL IDIOM THAT LIES BETWEEN FANTASY AND REALISM.
ONE IS DELIGHTFULLY AWARE OF THE UNION OF THESE TWO APPROACHES IN HER PICTORIAL COMPOSITIONS.
BOTH CONCEPTIONS WORK TOGHETER TO PRODUCE FANTASIA-TYPE
RENDERING.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PROCESS OF PRODUCING IMAGERY ON FILM BY THE ACTION OF RADIANT ENERGY-LIGHT.  ART IS THE CONSCIOUS USE OF IMAGINATION, TALENT, AND SKILL IN THE PRODUCTION OF AESTHETIC CREATION UNDERSTANDING.
BINDA’S COMPOSITIONS ARE THE UNIFIED EMBODIMENT OF THESE TWO PROCESSES, ONE MECHANICAL AND TECHNICAL, THE OTHER SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL.  HER´S IS A HIGHLY COMMENDABLE ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT GIVS SENSUAL, VISUAL PLEASURE TO ALL WHO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW HER ART AT THE MONTSERRAT GALLERY IN NEW YORK.

                                                                                                 DOROTHY ROATZ MYERS
                                                                                                     ( ART TALK  -  NYART )
 
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THE SPECIALLITY  OF PHOTOGRAPHER ALICIA BINDA IS THE RIPPLING  OR AGITATED SURFACE OF A FLUID,  USUALLY PRODUCING RESULTS MUCH LIKE THE DRAPERY STUDIES  DEAR TO THE RENAISSANCE, AND STILL USEFUL IN ACADEMIES.  BINDA´S WORK HAS A CERTAIN PANTHEIST OR ZEN APPEAL,  AS  IT SHOWS US THE BEAUTY RESIDENT IN UNSTEADY NATURE;  BUT ITS CHIEF VALUE MAY LIE IN ITS REMINDING US OF OUR MODERN NOTIONS ABOUT PHENOMENA LIKE TURBULENCE OR CHAOS, AND THE ORDERLY TECHNOLOGIES BY WHICH ARTISTS MAY RENDER AND COMPOSE THOSE TO ORDER AND THE COMPOSITION OF BEAUTY. EVEN IN THESE OSTENSIBLY RANDOM FORMATIONS, WE SEE, OR WE PERCEIVE, AN ORDER TO RESULT;  OR PRECIPITATE, AS IN THE BIPARTITE DIVISION IN  ´LA MASCARA ROTA´ , OR THE SIZE DIFFERENCES OF THE RIPPLE UNITS IN  ´ESTANQUE ESCANTADO´ .

                                                                                      ANDREW Mc DONNELL
                                                                                    (ART WRITER - NEW YORK)
                                                                          EUROAMERICA GALLERY - NEW YORK
 
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BRIGHT  AND  COLOR

THE FUSION OF LIGHT AND METAL, THE COMBINATION OF THIS ENERGIES, GIVE US THE RESULT OF AN INFINITE BRILLIANT COLORS SPECTRUM, ACHIEVED BY LIGHT PASSING  THROUGH THE CRYSTALS.
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS PLAY  TOGHETER, AND THE PURITY OF BRILLANT COLORS ARE MY WORKING TOOLS.  THEY HELP ME TO ´PAINT´ MY IMAGES, JUST USING MY CAMERA AS IF IT WERE A "BRUSH".
SHAPES AND COLORS COMBINE TO PRODUCE IMAGES THAT ARE VERY NEAR TO DREAMS,   TO OUR PAST AND  OUR FEELINGS.  BUT THEY ARE UNSTABLE, THEY CAN´T BE  REPEATED, SO ACCIDENTAL AND DISTURBING;  THEY ARE OWNERS OF A STRANGE BEAUTY, BY THE LUMINISCENT BRILLIANT COLORS.
TRYING TO GRAB THEM IS A HARD AND PATIENT TASK, IT DEMANDS A  FOCUSING MIND AND SPEED;  FOR THEY MIGHT ESCAPE AND DISSAPEAR IN A FEW SECONDS, JUST LIKE OUR DREAMS WHEN WE WAKE UP IN THE MORNING.
 

                                                                                                   ALICIA BINDA.
                                                                                                             1998