Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alicia Candiani is an international visual artist and a long-time organizer of community, regional and international art projects, exhibitions and residencies. She has been selected by the Argentine Academy of Fine Arts as one in 10 best artists working in print media in Argentina in 1998, 2000 and 2004 and was one of two artists who represented Argentina in the Beijing Art Biennial in 2010.
Candiani´s international artistic practice consists of expanded print and digital media work, architectural interventions and collaborative art projects as well as curatorial endeavors. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been a Grand Prix recipient in several international print exhibitions, being the International Print Network Krakow-Oldenburg-Vienna in Germany; Varna Print Biennial in Bulgaria; Ural Print Triennial in Russia and the Latin American San Juan Print Biennial some of them. Her work has been reviewed in the “General History of Art in Argentina”, Vol IX (1950-2000), published by the Argentine National Academy of Fine Arts, and in Prebles’s “Artform” in the United States, among others and is in public collections around the world. She has been awarded residencies in China, USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
Candiani is the founder and current director of Proyecto’ace, a collaborative art space and residence center interested in expanded field contemporary art practices with focus in print media, photography and new technologies. She lectures widely about expanded practices in contemporary art. Her writings, essays and articles have been published nationally and internationally. Recently, she has been appointed Visitor Professor at the Art and Design Institute in SBS, Shanghai, China and Visitor Scholar at the Art Department, Montclair State University, New Jersey, United States. In 2015 she served as the President of the International Jury at the MTG 2015, International Graphic Triennial in Cracow, Poland and she joined the international jury at the ROC2016 International Print Triennial in Taichung, Taiwan. In 2016 she received the “Honorary Member of the Council Award” which is presented by the Southern Graphic Council International (SGCInternational) to acknowledge the impact that individuals’ leadership has had on this community as well as the ability to inspire others to continue their artistic career. In 2017, the UNESCO -United Nations for Education, Science and Culture- invited Candiani to present the ´acePIRAR|International Artist in Residence Program as model of cultural mobility as well as she received the Splitgraphic Prize for her contributions to Graphic Art. In 2018 she acted as the Keynote Speaker and International Advisor in IMPACT10, Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference in Santander, Spain and was appointed International Randall Chair in Expanded Media, NYSCC at Alfred University, NY, USA, a position that is open to established, international artists living outside the United States who, by virtue of their stature as experienced artists, bring diverse cultural insight to the teaching community at that university.