The Heroine’s Journey of Natalia Trivino

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

My relation with time. I don’t feel guilty for not wanting to control and occupy it.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Personally, I don’t believe in that perfection. The complex but at the same time fascinating about life, is that you cannot edit it as if it was an Instagram image.

What is my greatest fear?

A war, another one.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

The way I mess with life for insignificant things that make me grumpy.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Jenny Saville Doris SalcedoWilliam Kentridge- Alyssa Monks Rudolf Stingel Marlen Dumas

What is my greatest extravagance?

My devotion of my blue and my displeasure for circles.

On what occasion would I lie?

I would lie on this occasion if I say that lying is as an exception. In fact, as an artist, lying is a resource.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Social media

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I arrived in Vancouver for my solo exhibition at Z Gallery Arts.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I have so many prejudices, I would like to remove all of them of me.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Taking part in the side events of the European Art Biennale Manifesta, and participating in art fairs in New York and Miami.

Where would I most like to live?

I would like to live for a while in Japan.

What is my most treasured possession?

My books.

What is my most marked characteristic?

My blue color and strings.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

In Rome, almost every corner. In Bogotá, every coffee shop.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

In Rome, Osteria Degli Amici.

What books influenced my life and how?

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Platero y Yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez, were the books that my mother read to me when I was little before going to bed. Those books in her voice made me start loving literature

Then, when I was 12 years old, my father suggested to read The Brothers Karamazov Of Fyodor Dostoevsky, He did not know, nor did I, that this would be his deepest and most profound advice. I got to know the complexity and genius of the human being, and started my admiration and envy that even today I feel for writers.

Who are my favorite writers?

Fyodor Dostoevsky- – Honoré de Balzac-, Marcel Proust, Tolstói, Gabriel García Márquez. Kazuo Ishiguro-James Joyes, Virgina WoolfSandor Marai.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Knowing myself, I think I will prefer silence.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Among the thousands of reasons, for the courage he had to reinvent himself, create a parallel world and do everything in his power to live in it.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

I have the privilege to be surrounded by people that have given me other dimensions about what empathy, determination and compassion are.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Des hommes et Des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) and nostalgia de la luz ( Nostalgia for the Light).

What role plays art in my life and work?

I think art for me beyond a role, is the orchestra director in my head, invisible but ubiquitous.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My lover, my partner.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

I would like to work with classic music composers for the next project that I would like to develop.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

Jenny Saville, William Kentridge Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Trevor Paglen.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

I am developing projects in Italy with the hand of curator Sveva Manfredi.

Where can you see me or my work?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Means, do everything in my power to keep my body and my mind as healthy as I can that allows me to work until the last minute.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Daniela Papadia (Italian artist)- Phoebe Boswell (British Artist) -Carolina Sanín (Colombian Writer)

How can you contact me?

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