Graciela Hasper (b. 1966, Argentina) realized she wanted to make art in the late 1980s while on a trip to Europe. After returning to Argentina, she began studying with other artists and under the guidance of Contemporary artist, Diana Aisenberg. Having never received training in a traditional art school setting, in part due to the tumultuous political climate in Argentina, Hasper has dedicated herself and her work to a nuanced study of philosophy and art history.
Hasper participated in the seminal exhibition curated by Jorge Gumier Maier, Nicolás Guiagnini, and Pablo Siquier, Crimen y Ornamento (1993), shown at the Centro Cultural Rojas de Buenos Aires, and subsequently traveled to New York. This exhibition was one of the first to directly link the generation of 1990s artists in Buenos Aires with mid-century abstraction. Since the early 1990s, the artist’s style has been steeped in the aesthetics of clean, sharp lines and bright colors, which make reference to Latin America’s rich artistic tradition of abstract and concrete art.
Hasper has received prestigious recognition for her work, including her first residency in the United States in 2000 at Apex Art in New York, funded by a Fulbright / FNA Grant, as well as a participant of the Chinati Foundation residency program in 2002. In recent years, the artist has expanded her multi-media body of work to include large-scale installations, public murals, and works that explore and include architectural interventions in spaces throughout Argentina.
Hasper’s work can be found in major public and private collections throughout Latin America, Europe, and the United States including, Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Deutsche Bank, New York, NY; Faena Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo Castagnino de Rosario, Argentia; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo NAcional de Bellas ARtes, Argentina; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, Texas; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Telefonica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.