Art Basel Cities Week

‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’ Catalog

September 6 – 12, 2018

Ad Minoliti

Symposium for expanded painting and speculative fiction, 2018

Casa Victoria Ocampo


Symposium for expanded painting and speculative fiction, 2018
Installation and video documentation of one-day event
Dimensions variable

Whether in paintings and installations that tackle queer theory or as cofounder of the feminist art collective PintorAs, Ad Minoliti makes little distinction between life and practice: both serve as vectors for challenging social hierarchies in art and politics. Once again reaching beyond the boundaries of the canvas, Minoliti has not only installed a new body of paintings and sculptures in the Casa Victoria Ocampo – designed in 1928, it was the first Rationalist home in Buenos Aires, commissioned by the progressive intellectual Victoria Ocampo – but has also organized a daylong symposium to explore themes outside the canon of Argentinean art-school curricula. Historically, the Casa Ocampo entertained luminaries of the Modernist era: Le Corbusier, André Malraux, and José Ortega y Gasset, among others. For Art Basel Cities, Minoliti challenges a male-dominated history of culture by hosting a critical dialog for contemporary feminist thinkers across disciplines in this storied space, now the home of El Fondo Nacional de las Artes. The event will be filmed and later screened on a loop within the installation.

Symposium speakers: Cristina Schiavi, Femi Mutante Editorial (Maria Ibarra and Julia Ines), Nicolas Cuello, Santiago Villanueva, Paola Vega, serigrafistas queer, Lucas Morgan Disalvo, Fermin Acosta, Graciela Hasper, Archivo de la Memoria Trans

Assistant: Jazmín Giordano
Audiovisual recording:
Mariana Lombard

Special thanks to Barbara Russi and Juan Balza for their kind support, and to Casa Victoria Ocampo and Fondo Nacional de las Artes for hosting this ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’ work. 

Related Events

  • Symposium  |  Saturday, September 8, Casa Victoria Ocampo, 2pm-8pm (in Spanish) 

Visitor Information

  • Casa Victoria Ocampo, Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Palermo 
  • Thursday, September 6, through Wednesday, September 12, 12pm-8pm
  • Free entry, no ticket required


Born 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ad Minoliti is a contemporary Argentine artist known for colorful geometric paintings and installations. She earned a BFA from the National Academy of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in Buenos Aires in 2003, completed her formation with Diana Aisenberg in 2006, and was part of the Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas from 2009 to 2011. She is the recipient of numerous prizes, including grants from the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, the Metropolitan Fund for the Arts of Buenos Aires, and Mexico’s Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. Her work has been exhibited at galleries, institutions, and museums in Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, London, San Francisco, Berlin, Panama, Mexico, New York, Miami, Paris, Peru, Spain, Ireland, Bolivia, Chile, and Austria, among other locations. She participated in the Bienal del Mercosur in Porto Alegre (2015), the Aichi Triennale in Japan (2016), and the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennal for Contemporary Art (2018). In 2018, she is taking part in residencies at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, and the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco.

The artist is represented by Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan; Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris; and Peres Projects, Berlin.