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Isabel Judez, a Venezuelan artist and architect of Spanish origin, currently residing in France, explores the relationship between memory, identity, and a specific geographical location in her work. She achieves this through a formal dialogue that contrasts the past and contemporary meanings of a single object, such as a landscape, architectural element, or object.
Judez’s work is multidisciplinary, encompassing sculpture, installation, and sound, with an architectural influence. She uses a language of geometric abstraction influenced by Venezuelan kinetic artists, which she contrasts with an expression representative of the urban and natural landscape borrowed from land art.
While studying at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (where she received an honorable mention) and the École Nationale d’Architecture de Paris Val de Seine, Judez reflected on the relationship between space and memory and its impact on society’s identity. As an architect, she worked for six years on the renovation of architectural heritage, fueling her passion for this subject.
In 2018, Judez co-founded the Not Common Girls art collective and developed a formal and plastic research project that explored the links between memory and gender inequality. She drew inspiration from the ancestral practice of women weavers’ circles, but this time, as emancipated women.
Before moving to France in 2020, Judez spent five years in Panama, where she had group exhibitions at the Alliance Française du Panama, Saatchi Art, and the Allegro Gallery, and conducted workshops at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Aleman Haley Foundation. Since relocating to France, she has held a solo exhibition at Le Hublot Gallery and completed an artistic residency at Les Jardins d’Etretat.
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