Picture of a mini golf installation and a woman playing

Minigolf installation with Palette rug, 2024, and Waves on Skate Base, 2020


Americas Society Presents the Boldly Colorful Interiors of Alejandra Seeber

The exhibition, which opens on June 5, features the Argentine artist's paintings and textiles, as well as a minigolf course where visitors can play.

Alejandra Seeber: Interior with Landscapes

On view from June 5 through July 27, 2024

May 23, 2024—Americas Society presents Alejandra Seeber: Interior with Landscapes, the first solo institutional presentation of the Argentine artist in New York.

The exhibit showcases boldly colorful paintings depicting domestic interiors that highlight the tension between representation and abstraction. In this exhibition, the artist challenges the idea of interior and exterior by incorporating an artificial landscape inside the art gallery: to guide the viewers through her works, the show is accompanied by a site-specific installation in the form of a minigolf course in Americas Society's gallery.

Three additional rugs, featuring palette and landscape designs created by the artist, further connect the natural world and the practice of painting.

“By inviting visitors to play alongside her works, she presents a specific path by which to view her last 25 years of work—a journey that is both guided and open to interpretation,” says Americas Society Director and Curator Aimé Iglesias Lukin, who is also the curator of the exhibition.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1969, Seeber came of age in the Argentine artistic avant-garde of the mid-1990s, participating in the Beca Kuitca Fellowship Program and moving to New York in 1999, where she has consistently shown in galleries and group exhibitions in museums. In her work, Seeber draws inspiration from alternative rock, stage designs, musical performances, urban culture, digital software, textiles, and crafts—all sources that she transforms into dynamic paintings. Seeber’s paintings from the late 1990s depict middle class living rooms, slightly shifting linear perspective to flatten the ground while emphasizing the texture of elements like hardwood floors or woven rugs.

By the mid-2000s, Seeber transitioned to oil painting and continued her exploration of domestic interiors as vessels for formal experimentation. Other works from the same period combine two interior spaces in a composition connected by a Rorschach-looking paint stain, such as Misiones /Urquiza (lapacho y algodón / bambú y cubo mágico). 

The artist will distribute prizes—two unique ceramic trophies — in an awards ceremony to be held on July 24, 6pm to 8pm—to the best minigolf player and to the winner of a lucky draw.

The show will be the third exhibition in an ongoing series focusing on understudied or underrepresented women and women-identifying artists from the Americas. The series began in 2022 with an exhibition of Mexican sculptor Geles Cabrera and continued in 2023 with a show on Chilean interdisciplinary artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman.

To accompany the show, Americas Society will present a series of public programs and publish a catalogue.

Alejandra Seeber: Interior with Landscapes is curated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin.

The installation Grammatical Minigolf is made in collaboration with Iair Rosenkranz and Lalana Rugs by Florencia Cherñajovsky.

Press contact: mediarelations@as-coa.org


Major support for Alejandra Seeber: Interior with Landscapes is provided by Globant. The project is also made possible by GMA Capital, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and Ariel Sigal. In-kind support is provided by Barro Arte Contemporáneo.

Americas Society acknowledges the generous support of our Arts of the Americas Circle members: Amalia Amoedo, Almeida e Dale Galeria de Arte, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, Antonio Murzi, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Marco Pappalardo and Cintya Poletti Pappalardo, Carolina Pinciroli, Erica Roberts, Patricia Ruiz-Healy, Sharon Schultz, and Edward J. Sullivan.