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Art is a Matter of Taste
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Art is a Matter of Taste

Camila Valdez (1984) is an Industrial Designer & Artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who blends both of her professions to create sweet antropomorphically realistic sculptures in table-top and human size.

Her sculptures are inspired by the secret esthetics of everyday products. Objects, express their feelings to Camila through their colors, shapes and styles.

Inviting us to enter their whimsical universe and exchange unique experiences with them.

When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats...

Camila, selects materials which highlight the bold colors and exaggerated shapes of classic desserts.

Utilizing such materials as fiberglass and epoxy resins, which are later hand-painted in order to attain a surreal glow, proof is given that her art is a matter of taste.

Another unique aspect of Camila’s sculptures is that they are intended to invite the audience to interact with them. Touching is encouraged as much as changing what the pieces are wearing by adding a new scarf, fishnet stockings or sneakers to enter Camila’s whimsical world.

Camila’s mentor who spoke of her as “The Salvador Dalí of Desserts” was the famous David Ferguson of San Francisco (Wikipedia), who has worked with both Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat.

In 2017 Camila Valdez was honoured for the fifth year in a row by the National Salon of Visual Arts in Argentina www.palaisdeglace.gob.ar She is the youngest person selected in the 106 year history of the Salon.


In October 2019, Camila Valdez was invited by the Women’s Artistic Alliance – Diablo Regional Arts Association –
http://www.draa.org/support-draa/waa/ to speak about her artworks exhibited at the Bedford Gallery – Lesher Center for the Arts – Keep posted for the upcoming video with Q & A!

Camila Valdez is available for interviews in Spanish and English.

Academic Studies

2010 – Graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo (FADU) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Degree: Industrial Designer.

2010 – Finished studies in Pattiserie, Chocolate and Candy Design at the Institute of Pasteleria Maestra (INPM) Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009 – Studies in theatrical and creative scenography at University de Buenos Aires (UBA)

2002 – Graduated from International Baccalaureate (BI) in Superior Level of Arts and English.

2001 – Graduated from First School of FX – Special Effects, Argentina – www.fx.com.ar

Honours and Awards

2017 – Selected in º106 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “I scream Ice Cream”

2016 – Mention w/ Diploma in º105 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Do not Donut”

2015 – Selected in º104 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Feeling the filling”

2014 – Selected in º103 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Bombona Prima”

2013 – Selected in º102 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Bombona XL”

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2016 – The Red Victorian, San Francisco, California, USA.
2016 – Invited Artist – National University of la Matanza Arts Biennial, Outdoor garden, Argentina.
2015 – Watt Market, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 – Autoria Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Invited Artist – National University of la Matanza Arts Biennial, Ricardo Carpani Space, Argentina.
2013 – Buenos Aires Design Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Art Parade, Buenos Aires Design Shopping, Recoleta, Argentina.
2012 – 2º Exhibition, Casa de Yrurtia Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2012 – 1º Exhibition, Casa de Yrurtia Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 – Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2008 – Giesso Space Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2023 – MAPA – Art Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2020 – Alquimia POP, Wosco Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 – OFF MENU! – Bedford Gallery – Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, USA.
2019 – Mito, Espectaculo y Futuro, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2018 – California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, USA.
2017 – Donut Velocity, San Francisco, USA.
2017 – Lollapalooza Festival, Argentina.
2016 – Crowded by Beauty, San Francisco, California, USA.
2016 – GUM Galleria , Miami, USA.
2015 – Art Revolution TAIPEI, China.
2015 – Sileo Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Palermo Hippodrome, Invited Artist, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Solange Guez Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – National University of General Sarmiento, San Miguel, Argentina. 2014 – Puma Urban Art, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – San Diego Contemporary Art Fair – 5 th Edition – USA
2013 – EGGO, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Puma Urban Art, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Centro Argentino de Libro de Artista, Rosa Galisteo Museum, Argentina.
2013 – Grillo Arte Gallery, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
2012 – Espacio Perotti Gallery, Argentina.
2011 – Exhibition – Galería Arcimboldo, Argentina.
1996 – The Deliberative Council of Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

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PRESS

English

19-04-2014 BUZZFEED
06-09-2015  CLUTTER MAG – RON ENGLISH – CAMILA VALDEZ
20-04-2014 TRENDHUNTER
27-06-2013 HI FRUCTOSE MAG
24-09-2014 STYLIST UK 
07-08-2015 MUNI DIARIES SAN FRANCISCO (more…)

VIDEOS

EVENTS

CONTACT

Please feel free to get in touch at:

info@camilavaldez.com

( Artist Portfolio available by request )