Astrid Dick

born in 1972 and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Astrid Dick currently works and lives in Paris. Her trajectory as an artist is off-the-beaten track. At age 18, excited by mathematics and social frictions, begins her studies in economics in Buenos Aires, while continuing to draw in her free time. In 2002, is awarded a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Having led a double-life between art and economic research for many years, at age 36 abandons her post as university professor to devote herself entirely to art. She has studied drawing and sculpture under Russian artist Samuel Kudish in New York and in St. Petersburg at the Repin Academy of Art. Her work has been shown in the US and France.

Upcoming in 2014
* “Authentik Energie,” Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland, apr. 26-jun. 15 et Château du Val-Fleury, Gif-sur-Ivette, sep. 13-Oct. 18

* LIA three-month residence at the Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany in April
* “Artcité,” L’Arrivage, Troyes, sep. 11-oct.; Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris, sep. 16-oct. 11; Hôtel de Ville, La Maison du Citoyen et La Halle Roublot, Fontenay-sous-Bois, sep. 23-oct. 18

Important Dates
1991-2002 Bachelor and doctoral studies in economics; researcher
2002-2009 Economist/Economics professor and researcher (Federal Reserve, INSEAD)
2009 Abandons post as university professor to become a full-time artist
2009-now Own studio in an artist complex in Porte de Bagnolet (20th arrondisement), Paris
Becomes member of Maison des Artistes, France (assoc. for professional artists)

2004-2007 Drawing in the studio of russian artist Samuel Kudish, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Drawing and sculpture, Repin Academy of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 Drawing at the Cooper Union, New York, NY
2002 Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, MA
1995 Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Japanese, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Group Exhibitions
2013 MacParis/MAC2000, Paris, France
2005 Asian Cultural Center, New York, NY
2004 Rosebud Film and Video Festival, Washington, DC (Film: Fried Satori, 35 min.)
2004 K-Place Gallery, New York, NY
2003 DC Independent Film Festival, Washington, DC (Film: Fried Satori)