The dowry Argentia

"A dowry is equal to donation, property, legacy and value. It commercializes the body, covers the walls, and exposes things. It includes both the new and the used. It is measured in money, furniture and estate, clothing and belongings, ornaments and jewelry. It is composed of an emerald necklace and a brass choker, a pearl pin and a brass one, a ruby bracelet and a bead one, an ebony cross and one made with sticks, a silver Christ and a worn plate depicting Saint Anthony of Padua. It possesses gender specificity; it prerepresents class and
denotes identity. It reaches, dresses and undresses all women, rich and poor. For a woman to be wed, it was impossible to dispense with it. And thus does María Silvia Corcuera expose it in her work in this, our current Argentia. ARGENTIA de hoy.

Ana María Presta, PH.D

"Corcuera's work shows not only humour, but also the use of tools provided only by a deep knowledge of art history."

Ana Martínez Quijano
Ámbito Financiero

“Corcuera lays the theme of work on the table, a theme that shakes not only our country, but the whole world. The instability brought by this period of transition, along with the change of the paradigm”

Marcela Costa Peuser
Art Online

“The exhibits seem to be great ornaments worthy of a poor priestess conducting a luxurious ceremony”

Eugenia Viña


Sky IV
Acrylic, thread and jingle bells on paper
70 x 50 cm.

Acrylic and jingle bells on canvas
50 x 50 cm.

The eye
Acrylic and jingle bells on canvas
60 x 60 cm.

Scud II
Tribute to W. Morris
Acrylic and epoxy resin on canvas
50 x 50 cm.

Acrylic, epoxy resin and rattle on canvas
100 x 100 cm.

The new Bizancio I
Acrylic and glitter on coca leaves on canvas
60 x 60 cm.

The new II
Acrylic and glitter on coca leaves on canvas
50 x 50 cm.

Randa I

Save your life
Expanded discard polyurethane, thread, bandages, acrylic and rattles
100 x 50 cm.

San Cayetano
Series Everything is a balloon
Tribute to Klinger
Acrylic, tempera and ink on paper
50 x 70 cm.
Hand-dyed Tweety, wood and used brushes
40 x 40 cm.
Nespresso, Cabrales and other coffee capsules, wire and small metal scissors
30 x 26 cm.
Cork, gold and silver glitter, cardboard and
plastic dice
37 x 25 cm.
Shoelaces, chamapgne wires joined by aluminum wires and bells
39 x 35 cm.


Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maria Silvia Corcuera studied Literature and Art History at the UBA.

She trained in workshop of Kenneth Kemble and Victor Chab.

She has exhibited his work in numerous solo shows as "Juguetes, Peinetones, Escudos, Ciudades, Memorias de una Extraviada Global". She participated in "Geometría sin Límites", an exhibition from the Jean and C. Cherqui Collection, in Maison L. Amerique Latine, Paris, France.

Among her major awards highlights the Trabucco ANBA award.

She was chosen for the research project "Intersection of Art, Science and Tecnology", Carnicero-Fornari Architect, Architecture and Urbanism UBA.

She is included in Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Web Archive by Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation.

Her works are part of museums and private collections; also from the University of William & Mary (USA).

Her work and evolution is followed by professor Regina Root from William & Mary University, Virginia, USA, under the title "Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Post Colonial Argentina", 2012.


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