Curated by Florencia Battiti

Art and its fictions offer the possibility of making abstract thought visible. Through metaphors and figurations, art provides alternative perspectives to address contexts and situations that, at times, are presented as closed and definitive. But if there is one thing we can be sure of, it is that the first transforming energy is always the creative power of the imagination. In this sense, for some decades now, there is no longer any doubt that an "ecological turn" has taken place in the contemporary art scene. 


Thus, the RADAR Section aims at highlighting a set of artistic productions that, through different languages and multiple supports, focus on raising awareness about the management of natural resources, the crisis of the anthropocentric matrix of thought, the recovery and hierarchization of ancestral practices and knowledge, and the imminent habitability crisis in our planet.  


In short, it is a matter of profoundly modifying our perception, changing not only our habits of life and consumption, but also our sensitivity to our environment and to ourselves. It is precisely for this reason that art assumes a fundamental role, given its inexhaustible capacity to re-educate our perception and to decipher possibilities that do not conform only to the "probable" -which only allows us to see what we already know- but to extend the limits of the imaginable, critically and sensitively questioning the hegemonic models of doing, knowing and feeling life on Earth.


Galleries and artists participating in the RADAR Section: 


COTT (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Artists: Andrés Paredes & Lucila Gradín 


⁠SGR (Bogotá, Colombia)

Artists: Camila Barreto 


⁠NOW Gallery (Lima, Perú)

Artists: Keke Vilabelda & Alonso Mujica


Yu&Va (Santiago del Estero, Argentina)

Artists: ⁠Sol Divi 


NAC (Santiago de Chile, Chile)

Artists: David Scognamiglio & Pilar Elgueta


Florencia Battiti

Curator, art critic and contemporary art teacher. She is currently the Executive Director at Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, institution where she served as Chief Curator from 2011 to 2023, being in charge of the Public Art Program and the curatorship of the exhibition hall where the first exhibitions of Bill Viola, Alfredo Jaar and Anish Kapoor were held in Argentina. She curated two editions of arteBA Focus (2016 and 2017) and "Disruptions" as part of Art Basel Cities, Miami Beach in 2019. She has given artwork clinics for artists in the programs of Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Entrecampos Regional and Boomerang, including collecting clinics for arteBA in the cities of Córdoba, Mendoza and Buenos Aires. In 2013, she won the Trabucco Grant with a research project on the irruption of memory in Argentine art during the 1990s. In 2016 she won the Radio France Internationale and Radio Cultura Award for the Promotion of the Arts for the Parque de la Memoria Curatorial Program. In 2019 she curated the Argentine submission to the Venice International Art Biennale. She is currently President of the Argentine Association of Art Critics (AACA), Professor of the Master's Degree in Curatorship at the Universidad de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) and is a member of the Curatorial Committee of BIENALSUR.