Born in Mar del Plata,Argentina. She's a key figure of the South American art. She's began her artistic career studying painting with two of the foundational artists of Argentine Modernism: Emilio Pettoruti and Antonio Seguí. An active member of the art scene in Buenos Aires in the 1960s and 1970s, she participated in the exhibitions and cultural activities organized by the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, and she was involved with the Centro de Arte y Comunicación. In 1972, she moved to Milan. The proximity to Carrara and its marble quarries sparked her early production in stone. She has continued to work with fragments of marble, making them into books and sculptures, since the 1970s. Christina M. Harrison writes, “Orensanz uses material and symbolic fragments—of marble, of line, of signs—to represent thoughts. … An interpretation of the work, in Orensanz’s conception, depends on the intersection of the fragments with the viewer’s own thoughts and experiences.”

 

Selected Collections

Jorge Perez - Miami - U.S.A

Crans Montana Ville - Switzerland

Centre Georges Pompidou CNAM, Paris, France

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Fondation Camille, Paris, France

Maison du Livre de l'image et du son, Ville de Villeurbanne, France

Bremen Museum, Germany

Centrum für Kunst, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

M2A2 Musée Martiniquais des Arts des Amériques, Le Lamentin, Martinique

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano Contemporáneo de Managua, Nicaragua.

Centro de Documentación de Arte Actual, Barcelona, Spain

Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAYC), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colección Banco Velox, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colección Cancillería Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRO), Rosario, Argentina

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Marcos Curi, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Centro de Multimedia Internacional, São Paulo, Brazil

Public Works Outdoor monumental sculptures in public areas and projects

- 2019 USA «invisible » monumental, permanent installation. Art Basel Miami - Diana Wechsler & Florencia Battiti - Procurement Jorge Perez - 3m height - Curten

- 2019 Argentina «tenemos el poder de elegir » monumental, permanent installation in Tucuman - Bienalsur - Diana Wechsler & Anibal Jozami, - 5m height - Curten

- 2019 Argentina «invisible" Private Coleccion in Martinez - 3m height - Curten

- 2018 Switzerland «invisible » permanent installation. Bienalsur Diana Wechsler & Anibal Jozami - Procurement Crans-Montana - 3m height - Curten

- 2017 Argentina «mas alla del tiempo » permanent installation. Bienalsur Diana Wechsler & Anibal Jozami Buenos Aires,

- 2017 Argentina "el ambiente condiciona a la gente" ” 1srt premio Julio le Parc The Related Group - Jorge Perez Carlos & Rosso - 4m height - Curten

- 2015 Argentina, Neuquen «libertad » permanent installation Museo National of Bellas Artes

- 2012 Argentina «el poder creativo comunica a todos” - 1srt Premio, monumental, Campus de la Universidad 3 de febrero.

- 2012 Argentina «igualdad» - Campus University of San Martin, Bs As. Monumental

- 2013 Argentina «tenemos el poder de elegir» Tigre, Isla del Descanso - Claudio Stamato & Felipe Duran - material curten, 5mtros de altura por 4mts de ancho en dos partes x 0,40 mts de profundidad

- 2011 Argentina «Igualdad» Universidad San Martín de Buenos Aires  5-meter-high stainless-steel compass, on the campus, inauguration in 2012.

- 2010 Argentina “las raices son femeninas” Azucena Villaflor Memorial and the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo -3 meters high - located in Diagonal Pueyrredon and Belgrano, Mar del Plata

- 2001 Argentina “Para quién?... suenan las campanas” Selected by the Puerto Madero and Fundación ArteBA contest, with the installation. Bulevar Azucena Villaflor, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

- 1999 Argentina “Pensar es un hecho revolucionario”  in Parque de la Memoria”, Buenos Aires

- 1991 France - Lycée Blanc-Mesnil, Paris, France - select by the architects: Paul Chemetov and Borja Huidobro

- 1985 France Project for “Zoo des Robots”, La Villette, Musée National des Sciences,Techniques &the Industries.Selected by the Conseil Régional de Franche Comté for a monumental project, Besançon

Prizes and Distinctions

2020 Prix Aware - Paris - France link

2019 Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres - Paris -France

2018 Premio Nacional a la Trayectoria Artística - Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación - Buenos Aires - Argentine

1963 Premio Pio Collivadino Salon Nacional - Buenos Aires - Argentine