Mónica Sardiña was born in 1964 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she spent part of her childhood moving to La Coruña, Spain, to live the rest of her childhood and youth until 1989, when she moved to Tenerife where she... Read More
Mónica Sardiña was born in 1964 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she spent part of her childhood moving to La Coruña, Spain, to live the rest of her childhood and youth until 1989, when she moved to Tenerife where she now lives and works. From the beginning, the drawing is part of her expressive tool, applying it to her sanitary activity in a scientific illustration version. From this period, two monographic works will be published in collaboration with the Cytology Unit of the Juan Canalejo Hospital in La Coruña.In Tenerife, for several years she has illustrated presentations, communications to congresses and specialized articles in the GECOT Hand Unit. She collaborates in 1996 with the Hand Surgery Unit in Lousville, Kentucky, for the illustration of a surgical technique by Dr. L.R. Scheker.From 2007 to 2013 she studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of La Laguna-ULL, Tenerife, Spain.She has participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in different museums, such as Tenerife Space for the Arts-TEA, Atlantic Center for Modern Art-CAAM, La Regenta, Center for Plastic Arts-CAP, Convent of St Domingo, Cabrera Pinto Institute, Museum of History and Anthropology, Athenaeum of La Laguna.She participates in the activities of the artistic group El Solar, of which she is a member and promoter of artistic and cultural actions on the island of Tenerife, national and international artistic activities. www.solarizacion.orgShe is part of the Circle of Passions Research group, a multidisciplinary research, creation and exchange group on theory and history of emotions. The group brings together specialists in cultural history, anthropology, philosophy, art history, history of psychology, music, psychiatry and neuroanatomy, among other disciplines, as well as curators and creators in various fields such as photography, painting, video or the installation.Since 1988 she has been dedicated to surgical nursing, to the body of people who go through the surgery and all that is involved in a complex and highly protocolized procedure and a great emotional demand for those who need it .During 2016 she began his approach to Bioethics by completing a master's degree in the ULL, orienting her plastic project to a vision of the fragmentation of the body in the surgical space.This is where the need arises to continue researching the body, its fragmentation, the vulnerability of the individual and the power of the institution from contemporary art. In 2016, she began PhD courses in Philosophy at the ULL with a Philosophy degree and a co-direction in Fine Arts, now in her third year.We want to explore a multiple vision of the surgical event, see how it affects the body itself and observe how the mechanism of surgery itself acts in the passage through a power system in whose interior said body becomes vulnerable.In surgery, in turn, we attend the staging of a complex system of actions where the actors, their gestures, their words, their dresses, obey a learned and strongly protocolized ritual whose purpose is to enter the body of other.All this takes place in a cabin that adjusts to the body dimension which makes a surgical intervention in a specific place is similar characteristics and with a development of procedures almost identical to another anywhere in the world.The painting, the video, the installation are the tools in which he approaches to question this reflection.She conducts stays outside the Canary Islands to generate new dynamics in the plastic discourse and thus favor artistic, conceptual and human exchange. The most recent are two research stays in France, Caen 2017 and Paris 2018, and another in Zaragoza 2018 in a collective project, which have driven recent work.Sardiña also participates in a collective project with four Spanish artists called MU_TA, a collective of five women artists who since 2012 collaboratively works in the distance. Her approach is based on the fact that the members of the group reside in different cities, which conditions the process of creation of the works. Based on this basis, they have developed a line of work in which communication based on exchange becomes itself an artistic practice.All this task of searching for the approach of the Research that is proposed is to put in connection apparently disconnected disciplines, being the fundamental objective of this thesis to generate an artistic corpus. The study of fields of knowledge such as science, art and philosophy from different angles makes it possible to establish new links that are always much richer.
Artist who works trying to give a plastic and theoretical framework to the surgical body from art