Studio Visit: Verónica Alfaro
Alfaro's investigation process emerges from the formal and topical elements of a house, from inhabiting and the possibilities it offers, from materiality to the manifestation of emotional processes. That observation also generates a certain symbolic material that is reflected in discourse: sometimes the house is also a being. A drive based in memories passed from generation to generation, whose conquest is demarcated by the very rebellion of the house, its resistance to being conquered.
A symbiotic relationship is that which doesn´t survive without the other, or so it would seem. She explores how architecture does not correspond to a particular aesthetic but rather the natural and random succession of habitating; with the passage of time the house is never the same house. She uses materials from her own house to produce her projects. Little pieces of a house as prototypes of a house. She explores materials, the irresponsible intervention of spaces, accumulation, and attachment. Veronica, like Cortazar, likes the house for its spaciousness and antiquity.
Verónica Alfaro was born in 1993 in San José, Costa Rica, where she lives and works. Learn more about Alfaro on Instagram or Facebook, or contact her by e-mail.
The artist is part of the residency program La última which starts on May 2018.