View of “Fernanda Laguna,” 2018. From left: 56, 2013; 57, 2013.

View of “Fernanda Laguna,” 2018. From left: 56, 2013; 57, 2013.

Fernanda Laguna

Campoli Presti | London

Fernanda Laguna is an inspirational figure to many in Buenos Aires, where she was born in 1972. Though she is an artist, curator, activist, poet, and writer, her direct influence has come above all through the various project spaces she’s run there since 1999. Among them is Belleza y Felicidad (Beauty and Happiness), a space she cofounded with the poets and writers Cecilia Pavón and Gabriela Bejerman, which existed from 1999 to 2007 before morphing into a publishing house still active today. Laguna’s first solo show in the UK, divided into two separately titled parts, displayed some of the various forms of the artist’s activity. First, we were greeted by “High on the Tide,” curated by Laguna and Cecilia Palmeiro, an archive of witty objects, documentation, and memorabilia from various actions and protests connected to the Latin American feminist collective Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less),

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