Displacement, memory, uncertainty, and repetition are constants in Ana Tiscornia's artistic practice. The use of architectural tools addresses the devastated space with the semantics of its own construction, mapping a sort of cartography of desolation and oblivion. Her works draw upon a paradoxical bond between architecture -language of construction par excellence- and the language of destruction and dislocation.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1951, Ana Tiscornia lives and works in New York. She represented Uruguay at the second and Ninth Biennial of Havana, Cuba, and at the III Biennial of Lima, Peru. Select exhibitions include: Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain (2021); Galeria del Paseo, Manantiales, Uruguay (2020); Art OMI, Ghent, NY (2018); Contemporary Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MACBA), Argentina (2018); Figari Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay (2017) MUHAR Museum of Art History, Montevideo, Uruguay (2017); National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay (2015); Gurvich Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay (2017); Columbia University, New York (2013). She has received such honors as the Prize Asociacion Argentina de Criticos de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004) and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2000). Tiscornia is Emeritus Professor at the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury.