Ale de la Puente
Industrial Design and Memory
Ale de la Puente is a self-taught artist with studies in Industrial Design, goldsmith and boat building, her practice goes from artist, poet, teaching and curator. Her work deals with notions of time-space and memory through a continuous construction of poetic relations between interior/exterior and experiences given by space and time. Her practice combine conceptualism and multimedia supports, technology and science, revealing a meticulous even ritual process, with subtle and simply objects emerging from the apparently unknown. She has done artwork in collaboration research with institutions such as, the Biotechnology Institute of UAEM (Autonomous University of Morelos State) and with several scientists in different fields from hypnotism, astronomy, nuclear physics to meteorology. Now she has ongoing projects in collaboration with the National Institute of Astronomy and the National Institute of Nuclear Science (UNAM). She had the been awarded with Honorary Mention Collide@C ERN 2013, she has been member of the National System of Arts Creators (Sistema Nacional de Creadores, FONCA) and Young Creators Grant twice, both from the National Council for Arts Funds. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work is part of public and private collections. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo de arte actual Ex-Teresa, Museo de Arte Moderno MAM, in (Mexico); Centro Cultural Montehermoso,Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida; Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, Mosaicon Gallery, Lodz, Poland; TCNJ Art Gallery, New Jersey; MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia; amongst others.
“I try to understand the images of the world around me through the different notions of time and space that creates our thought structure. (…) My work changes as weather does, it has its own cycles,its sequences and continuity, … I like to conceive my work as a form of thought.”