Adriana Bustos

(b.1965, Bahía Blanca, Argentina) works across photography, video and drawing, exploring the investigative and documentary potential of these media. Her videos explore symbolic elements of the world around us in order to construct meaning gleaned from very specific visual cues. In her video Paisajes del alma, Bustos begins with landscape as a concept and aesthetic creation in an attempt to excavate the intrinsic knowledge, beliefs and desires of the place. The video is set within a diorama in the Museo de Ciencias Naturales in the province of Salta, which includes flora and taxidermies of fauna native to northern Argentina.

The extinct animals in this false habitat reverse the experience of the explorer—instead of discovering the new and being observed in turn by these exotic species, here the viewer is confronted only with what no longer exists.

Bustos has exhibited her work at the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, the Montevideo Biennial, Uruguay, the Rennes Biennial, France, the International Encuentro of Medellín, Colombia. She is a graduate of the Escuela de Bellas Artes Figueroa Alcorta y de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.