MONIQUE LECOUNA

Narrative / Argentina

 

Amulet to protect A Room of One’s Own

In this amulet these wrappings protect and preserve my “own room” of which Virginia Woolf spoke in her book. That room represents my ability to create. I discovered this during my childhood and years later I identified that room as the only true thing that I have, which lives inside of me. It’s my refuge, my safe place in the world.

This work brings together objects and materials that represent me and are repeated in many of my works. I carefully chose each of these elements for their symbolism and their ability to transform into metaphors. Through them I take a tour of my inner world: my obsessions and concerns, and I end up reflecting on rethinking the feminine, and the place that women should occupy in the social order and in their own order.

Work

Amulet to protect A Room of One’s Own

Stole, 2020

Materials used: Antique fabrics: lace, velvet curtain, cotton batiste. Crystal pearls. Latex. A piece of Limoges plate from 1906. Old lead hem weights. Acrylic paint. Threads

Experience

Studies
Graduated College of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” (1976-1980)
Post graduated Superior School of Arts “Ernesto de la Cárcova” (1981-1989)
Jewelry at “Taller Eloi“, institute of jewelry in Buenos Aires. (2013- going)

Exhibitions
2013 Circuits Bijoux, Paris, France.
2015 Autor, Bucharest, Romani
2017 Parcours Bijoux, Paris, France.
Platina Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden. “Trust is what has been made”
2018 Melting Point Valencia. “True is what has been made”
Autor. Bucharest, Romania
Alliage, Lille, France. “NOD on full volume. Alliage”
2019 Selected for Schmuck 2019. Munich, Germany.
Precious Collective. Exhibition in Ocean Studios. Plymouth, England.
Alliages the Legacy, for the permanent collection in Espace Solidor, Museum of Contemporary Jewelry.
Selected for “Coming of age”, SNAG conference. Chicago, U.S.A.
2020 Selected for Gioielli in Fermento 2020/21 Award. Italy.
Parcours Bijoux, Paris, France.
Postcards from the Edges, digital exhibition in the Window Gallery at Central Saint Martin by Caroline Broadhead, London. England
2021 “Racism is a global issue” online exhibition by Nuda Vita during Munich Jewelry week.

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