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Silvia Piza-Tandlich's aim is to network, and connect the textile creation and design of artists around the world. La meta de Silvia Piza-Tandlich is hacer una red y conectar la creación y diseño textil de artistas de todo el mundo.


HOMAGE: “Trama – Weft”

Dedicated to

Jorge Sosa Campiglia


Pablo Conde
Alejandra del Castillo
Nilda Echenique
Diego Masi
Sara Pacheco
Gustavo Real
Alicia Ubilla

October, 2010
MAPI Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay

A weft of friendships and brotherhoods

Seven renown artists—four women and three men—had a collective exhibit at the end of 2010.
This joint curatorial effort took installations linked to their most recent expressive worlds, and adapted them to this particular space.
The entire show was dedicated to tapicista (weaver) Jorge Sosa, and may be interpreted as Weft, or Warp, or Netting, or Plot, Theme, Plan, or Intrigue.
The first connotation supports and wraps, suggesting the work of two textile artists, both considered tapisserie creators and teaching pioneers in Uruguay: Jorge Sosa, who died in 2010, and Ernesto Aroztegui.
Aroztegui was also an enthusiastic founder of CETU (Centro de la Tapicería Uruguaya), the Center for Uruguayan Tapestry.
Although many students got close to textile and later adopted new materials and new expressive roads, the “textile touch”  of these two maestros was undeniable, and marked the lives of hundreds of people, forever.

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation


Call for artist participation – CONVOCATORIA

Collective show: “Free Composition”

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 The Argentine Centre for Textile Art

invites members and non-members to participate.

 Opening: March 2, 2012 at 7:00pm
Closing: March 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

If you would like your work to be considered for this show and would like more information, please contact me.

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich

New Cultural Space In Buenos Aires

Faena Art Center: New Cultural Space In Buenos Aires

…o bicho suspenso na paisagen…

…a beast suspended within the landscape…

(These photos are not up-side down!)

In September, 2011 Faena Arts Center opened its doors within the recycled neighborhood of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The majestic site could only open doors with an equally majestic textile bicho (beast) by the great Brazilean maestro Ernesto Neto, who suspended his crochet-based installation from ceilings and walls, and covered the nets with thousands of plastic balls.

The result is this enormous organic form that seems to float above ground inviting visitors to walk, climb, touch and get lost in its insides.

Gabriela Nirino is swallowed by Neto's bicho

It took 30 assistants to help Neto create and install the beast.

Curated by Jessica Morgan, the exhibit is open to the public through February, 2012 and it’s a “must see, must feel” experience.



—Silvia Piza-Tandlich

“HERBARIO” in Antigua, Guatemala



January 14 – March 8, 2012

Marie-Noëlle Fontan’s prime materials are plants and their own forms and textures: roots, stems, pods and leaves, which maintain their form but not their order. This material is collected during Marie-Noëlle’s frequent travels.

Tangling, handling, spinning and weaving plants on her loom, she achieves her own form of landscaping to nourish our senses and imagination.


Marie-Noëlle’s work can be deemed as a return to the natural sources in textile art.

This week she inaugurated her exhibition “HERBARIO” in Guatemala, which will be open to the public until March 8.

Contact the artist: www.marie-noelle-fontan.com

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

Perceptions in Spain

Luis Acosta is a fiber artist from Argentina living in Holland, whose textile jewelry is being exhibited throughout the world. His next exposition will take place in Salamanca, Spain.

Luis Acosta es artista textil argentino y reside en Holanda. Su joyería textil se exhibe en todo el mundo y esta nueva exposición suya —titulada Percepciones— se lleva a cabo en Salamanca (España) del 3 de febrero al 4 de mayo de 2012.


Jewelry & Mural Objects

February 3 – May 4, 2012 – Arts & Crafts Galería

Contact the artist: www.luisacosta.nl

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

Beatriz Oggero exhibits in Bolivia

SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA – An interesting exposition named SAVIA (Spanish for “sap”) opened to the public last November 9 sponsored by the Simon I. Patiño Foundation, and presented at Kiosko Gallery. Curator Raquel Schwarz, with the inspiration of Hagamos el bosque (Make A Forest)—a Dutch organization dedicated to sustainable management of tropical forests (http://www.makeaforest.org)—selected 20 renown contemporary artists from Bolivia to present SAVIA through various artistic mediums.

Beatriz Oggero’s “Relict” is made of 220 modules woven in copper, mercerized cotton, and viscose in hues of green, and draws its inspiration from the Andean forest. It measures 40″ X 75″ by 8″ depth, with the upper part in light tones and the bottom in dark ones the way it is in the woods when seen from the air.

“Relicto” is a word to define remains of life organisms from the tertiary geologic Era —both vegetable and animal, which are scarce in the world: there are deposits in Chile, the Canary Islands, and Australia.

…”My idea when choosing this title, was that if we continue destroying the forest the way we have until now, there will only be these wonderful relicts left which, were we talking about human works, would be known as “relics”. While making the piece I thought that manual weaving in this contemporary world of digital looms, is also a relic of sorts, and that’s why I liked the term: I thought it was both strong and poetic…”

—translation by —Silvia Piza-Tandlich

Beatriz Oggero: "Relict" - detail

2nd RE Biennial, Argentina

Gabi working on the ships base.

Gabriela ‘Gabi’ Nirino specializes in Textile Design and Industrial Engineering. She teaches at two major universities in Buenos Aires, Argentina: the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and the Lanús University (UNLA).

Gabi is a very enthusiastic participant in the 2nd “RE” Biennial: “REcycle, REgeneration, REnovation, REcuperation”, which is being held at the Lanús National University Campus in Buenos Aires from April 4 through May 27, 2011.

Gabi and her students have presented a ship for which they used natural dyes and REcycled materials.

The ship is large enough to hold an orchestra.

Next stop on the agenda is the La Rochelle Symposium on Natural Dyes in France, where Gabriela Nirino is an expositor right now.

Here are photos of the entire ship: