Vanesa Galdeano (b. 1975) is an architect with a degree from the National University of Rosario. She also studied Fine Arts at UNR’s Faculty of Humanities and Arts.
For several years, Vanesa devoted herself to research and the craft of mosaic art. She also spent time in Buenos Aires where she added research and a wider perspective to her training in art, architecture and urbanism.
In 2010, she founded Rosario’s first Venetian mosaic workshop, MUSIVARIA. Since then she has created designs for over 15 urban interventions throughout the city – independently and while directing teams of up to 90 mosaicists. Vanesa has held both individual and collective exhibitions, including 2013 and 2014 residences and exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro by invitation from the city’s Association of Visual Artists, Chave Mestra.
Analí Chanquia (b. 1986) is an artist and graduate of Fine Arts from the National University of Rosario. At the age of 19, she produced her first urban mural. Her final thesis consisted of creating 9 murals around the city that included a stencil inviting neighbours to offer their facades for future murals. This project – called ‘ARTISTA BUSCA PARED’ (Artist Search Wall) – was selected to be continued in other artistic residences. Over the following years, Anali undertook further artist residences, workshops and murals in NYC, Rio de Janeiro and Quito. She also participated twice in Rosario’s Art Week, an annual event linked to contemporary art in the city. She was also a member of Cuatro Cuartos, a self-managed artist residence group supported by a grant from Argentina’s National Endowment for the Arts.
Vanesa Galdeano and Analí Chanquía have been creating art in the public space for more than 10 years. Brought together by shared concerns for urban space and public art, they began producing work together 5 years ago. They created a unifying project called MEDIANERAS to expand and link their production, both conceptually and in scale. They believe public art does more than just beautify cities, it offers a shared space that brings individuals and communities together. Through public art, they want to alter the urban landscape and shift the way we typically perceive spaces. Fundamental to this is the need to move, tour cities and carry out their work in urban contexts around the world. So far, they have created public art together in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Florianopolis), Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario), Bolivia (La Paz), Mexico (Hollbox), UK (London), Germany (Wiesbaden, Chemnitz), Austria (Vienna), Portugal (Lisbon, Covilha), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, Fanzara), Thailand (Bangkok), Australia (Melbourne, Brisbane), and Canada (Vancouver).
FESTIVALS / EXHIBITIONS / URBAN ART PROJECTS:
URBAN (organized by Freestyle), CABA, 2016
MURO (organized by GAU) in Lisbon, Protugal, 2017
PINTA MALASAÑA (organized by Madrid Street Art Project), 2017
Urban Art Gallery (organized by ZOES) Salamanca, Spain.
Meeting Of Styles (Wiesbaden, Germany).
PERSONAL PROJECT (organized by Sec. Of amb. And public esp.) Rosario, Argentina, 2017
ÑATINTA (organized by Collective DOGS LOOSE) La Paz, Bolivia, Oct 2017
CONCRETO # 4 International Festival of Urban Art, Fortaleza, Brazil, Nov 2017
FIK 2018 J.L. International Festival Kinceler, (CEART) Santa Catarina State University, Florianopolis, Brazil, Feb 2018
MULAFEST (IFEMA), Madrid, Spain, 2018
MIAU 2018 (Unfinished Museum of Urban Art) Fanzara, Spain, 2018
Project 12 + 1 (Urban Contour), Barcelona, Spain, 2018
FREE STREET - FIVE - Austrian Steet Art Festival, Vienna, Austria, 2018
LOURES Public Art (Municipal Chamber of Loures), Portugal, 2018
IBUG, Chemnitz, Germany, 2018
MAAANSO Meeting, San Juan, Argentina
33 Degrees Festival, Mercedes, Uruguay
BAKALARTE, Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico
BSAF, Brisbane Street Art Festival, Brisbane, Australia, 2019
VMF, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2019
Medianeras Solo Urban Art Exhibition presented by San Cristobal Seguros, Rosario, Argentina, 2019