Cristina Corte


mushrooms on the wall


    María Cristina Corte
    Artist’s Statement

    Since a few years ago I started working from vegetables. With them I try to say things in a subtle way.

    I create mosses that grow abundantly and anywhere, on the roofs of houses, rocks, walls, tree trunks, on walls and on the ground, in damp places. They survive during the dry season at the end of which they exhibit extreme wilting; they get back to life with the rains and reproduce taking advantage of these conditions.  Somehow I am talking about the adaptive power they have, as well as human beings, who due to different circumstances or problems, seem to wilt and then be reborn again.

    I create pastures that grow, strengthen and live in places where there are no plants, only empty, barren, bare, silent walls.  I look to reflect their ability to adapt.

    I create mushrooms. Along with plants, they are species that benefit from each other. They have great adaptability and can grow in any environment or surface, both in forests and cities.  They live in diverse spaces and places, developing beautiful shapes and colors.

    I create flowers, because humble cheers us by asking nothing back. I mean so many people make our lives happier like them. Light, subtle and fragile sprout.
    Carnivorous plants obtain part or most of their nutritional needs by capturing and consuming insects. What I intend to say with this is to show today's reality since there are so many human beings living from phagocytizing others. I see people swallowing others, with psychological manipulation.

    I create thorns, exorcising with them past wounds, pain, regret, grief, suffering, restlessness.

    Today my work is an extension of the moments that I live, it is in turn reflection from plastic art and from the depths of being.



    María Cristina Corte
    Artist Biography
    National Teacher of Art, Consudec, Buenos Aires Argentina
    Postgraduate Studies: Contemporany  Ceramics and Photoceramics , Shool of Art, University of Misiones, Argentina
    Lecturer Fire Arts Symposium Sao Paulo. Brazil 2012
    Guest of Honor to the Opening of “Enrajolem”, El Vendrell, España
    Lecturer at the Pardo Museum. EL Vendrell. España 2010
    Selected as Representative of Argentina in China. Fule Museums
    International Flicam. Argentine Fuping Museum, China.2008
    International Symposium of Ceramics and Art 2006; Cuba
    Lecturer at Symposium of Ceramics and Art. Cuba 2006
    Created and Worked on a Project of Public Art Participation in 2004, 2007 and 2010, TILES OF ARTS. Mural exhibition in which 1500 artists from Argentina and from abroad contributed.  These tiles arte placed in several places of Paso de los Libres, Corrientes, Argentina. This project also took place in other countries such as Cuba, Italy, Spain, etc.
    Some Awars
    First Prize 56th Annual International Salon of Cerámica 2015. ACA. Bs As
    Great Award for the trajectory Domingo F. Sarmiento. Senate of the Nation. Bs As 2014
    Mention National  Ceramic Salon.  Palais de Glace. Bs As. 2013.
    Artist Award Buenos Aires  Cow Parade. 2006
    Federal Award Tetra Pak. Artist of the Coast Buenos Aires Cow Parade. 2006
    Some INDIVIDUAL exhibition
    Retrospective. Casa Viva, Contemporany Art. Paso de los Libres. Corrientes. 2016
    Of Loves and wounds. Museum of Fine Art. Corrientes.2003
    Other exhibitions
    Elit Tile. Santo Domingo. República Dominicana. 2010

    Bienal del Vendrell España 2010

    Argentine Museum. Fuping China 2008

    Con los pobres de la tierra. Isla de la Juventud. Cuba 2007

    Museo Interanzionale del Desing Ceramico. Mombello Italia. 2006
    Buenos Aires Cow Parade.  2006