Displacement, fissure, uncertainty, and repetition are constants in Ana Tiscornia’s artistic practice. In her newest work, she seeks to unite the fortuitous and the precise: paintings on and of wood resembling demolished wall fragments and modernist house floorplans. This union activates perceptions of physical fragility and ideological failure. The use of architectural tools addresses the devastated space with the semantics of its own construction, mapping a sort of cartography of desolation and oblivion. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1951, Tiscornia lives and works in New York. She represented Uruguay in the II and IX Biennial of Havana, Cuba, and in the III Biennial of Lima, Peru, she also participated in the Biennial of the End of the World, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
[excerpted from Bienvenu Steinberg and Partner website]