Diana Aisenberg (Buenos Aires, 1958)
“Art is a space where we can build what has no name”
Aisenberg studied in the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, in Jerusalem, and moved back to her native Buenos Aires in 1982, when the country entered its transition towards a consolidated democracy. After only a few years, she became a prominent figure in the city's Art scene, at a time of renewed sense of self-expression and creativity.
In her work, she created an iconographic universe that is both very personal and at the same time, draws references from varied cultural backgrounds. Populated by young girls and madonnas, cows inspired by Literature, chickens with human names, eggs, flowers, fruit, and other everyday objects, her colorful paintings and installations create a non-linear narrative that ironically reflects on a broad spectrum of subjects, such as Art History and traditional pictorial genres, religion and faith, and socially-assigned gender roles.
Her irreverent outlook on the Art world has shaped her unique method of teaching. For four decades, she has led well renowned workshops where generations of artists have been encouraged to rethink the way they see Art, both other´s and their own. She has also created several collaborative projects that include various teams of artists and non-artists. Perhaps one of the most ambitious was her Art Histories. A dictionary of certainties and intuitions. She has taken part in educational programs and seminaries in schools, universities and museums in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Honduras and Mexico.
In 2020, she was invited to participate in the post quarantine re-opening of the Modern Art Museum in Buenos Aires, with two site specific installations: Zaguán y besos and Totema. She lives and works in Buenos Aires.