Locust Projects presents the Billboard Project Agustina Woodgate Reception 12/1/11

Locust Projects presents the Billboard Project: Agustina Woodgate
Reception: December 1, 7-10pm
Locust Projects
155 NE 38th Street #100
Miami, FL 33137

Locust Projects is pleased to announce its second annual Billboard Project. Argentinean-born, Miami-based artist Agustina Woodgate, has been selected to present site-specific artwork for billboards and bus shelters surrounding Miami’s Design District and Miami Beach in November and December 2011.

Conceived specifically for Locust Projects, 11:11 is the latest from a series of displaced landscapes that create surreal inversions of exterior and interior spaces.

Woodgate creates art that fosters interpersonal dialogue, from which meaning collectively emerges. Through a broad range of disciplines – including sculpture, installation, performance and collaboration – the artist’s work focuses on the relationship between individuals and their environment, and explores layers of physical and psychological space.

About the artist:
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1981, Agustina Woodgate graduated from the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2004. She currently lives and works in Miami, FL. Solo projects include Radio Espacio Estacion, Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC 2011; Collectivism, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL 2011; Growing Up, Miami Dade Public Library, Miami, FL 2010; The Last Supper, El Dorado Towers III, Miami, FL 2010; Endlessly Falling, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL 2010; Hopscotch, Street Installation through Primary Flight, Miami, FL 2008; and Mobil Hairdresser, Street Performance, Miami, FL and San Juan, Puerto Rico 2007. Woodgate has been included in group exhibitions at Gallery Nosco, London, UK; Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LO; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; North Carolina Museum, Charlotte, NC, U.S; Art and Culture of Hollywood, Miami, FL; South Florida Art Center | Miami, FL; École Bourget, Montreal, Canada; and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL. Honors and awards include National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, San Antonio, TX 2011; Art Matters Grant, in collaboration with Elsewhere Collaborative, 2010; and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant 2008. Woodgate is currently taking pilot lessons, working on KULTURPARK, a project in an abandoned amusement park in conjunction with the 2012 Berlin Biennial, and has been commissioned by the Art in Public Places committee of Miami Beach for the “I. Stanley Levine Memorial Bench.” She is represented by Spinello Projects where her solo exhibition “If These Walls Could Talk” opens on November 11th.

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