An artist’s method

Opening: 18.03@6:30pm
Location: Sàn Art Lab
40/18 Pham Viet Chanh,
District Binh Thanh, HCMC



Adriana Bustos’ drawing, photography and video practice engages investigative and documentary methods of research, evident in ‘Proyecto 4×4’ which looks at the lives of horses that belong to people who recycle cardboard in Argentina; to ‘Anthropology of the Mule’, which draws on the parallel stories of commercial colonial routes of trade and the drug trafficking routes in Latin America. Since 2012, she has been working on a project consisting of a series of maps titled ‘Imago Mundi’. These works have established a methodology of an info-graphic discourse, where images (data) has been gathered from archives, fieldwork and interviews, often working in collaboration with involved agents and professionals of relevant interdisciplinary knowledge. Adriana Bustos considers her maps like protein material, the basic unit of a cosmology where these maps offer hopes of an alternate approach to representing the world.

For this artist presentation, Adriana will share the process of her research and production, with a particular focus on how her methods help shift her practice from one media/perspective to another.

Adriana Bustos was born in Cordoba, Argentina, in 1965. She studied at the Figueroa Alcorta School of Fine Art and the Faculty of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Currently based in Buenos Aires, Adriana considers her work to be “a space for knowledge in which the construction of meaning, based on visual instruments and research techniques, can provide knowledge production elements”. 


Adriana Bustos is in Saigon for one month as part of Prod/Ponder,part of a large artistic endeavour called ‘Conscious Realities’, initiated and organized by San Art in partnership with Prince Claus Fund.