I was born in Mercedes, Uruguay. I graduated as an architect in Montevideo in the Universidad de la República and had my master’s Degree in SCI-Arc (Southern Institute of Architecture) in Los Angeles, California.
I lived several years in Los Angeles, and I currently live in Montevideo, Uruguay; where I work as an architect, artist and I teach Architectural Infografícs.
My work deals with the way we perceive and remember the different layers of the landscape: the relationship between nature and architecture, analog and digital. As an artist I work with different media: sound, interactive animations, video, drawing, photography, plants, etc. I have been working with the collaboration of botanical engineers, programmers, musicians, scientists, dancers, athletes, locals etc.
Some of my work, like One Way (sound installation) and Santa Lucía (video) are explorations on data translation: the skyline to sound waves, or colors to shapes. and the possibilities opened by data digitalization in landscape. At the same time I was working with natural elements in installations like Vertical Gardens in Montevideo and Nature Data in Montreal.
My most recent work is Escape scarves. They are inspired by the war maps that soldiers used. They were in silk, reliable, unbreakable when wet and the last resort to find a safe place if the plane was shot down. With my work I create my own scape strategy trough my personal landscapes. Starting with real or imaginary places, drawings I did of places where wildness still exists or we want to believe it, texts from texts mine or from books, songs or writers that interlace in a new field of representation, like escape maps or a battle flags. They are machines to get lost and mechanisms of escape at the same time.
With Angela López I have an art and curatorial project named FOCOS, collective art actions where in simultaneous happenings we try to make light on specific issues, like boundaries, emergent cultures, minorities, the land use, etc.
With Martín Pelenur I am working in a project calle Logbook, searching for a collective and alternative representation of the topography.