Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1967. Architect (UBA), he accomplished studies and seminars in Photography, Drawing and Aesthetics.
Director and teacher of the Photography workshop of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, UBA. www.fadu.uba.ar/tallerdefotografia Professor at the School of Multimedia Communication, Maimonides University. Teacher of Photography at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas.
His artistic production focuses on optical processes formers of image (Projection - reflection - refraction) applied to photography, videos and installations.
Awards and Grants (selected): Grand Prix in New Stands Acquisition and Installations, National Salon of Visual Arts, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, 2004, First Prize. 1st Visual Arts Award from the Association of Art in Argentina. Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, 2003. First Prize in New Stands and Installations, National Salon of Visual Arts, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, 2002;
Solo Exhibitions (selected): Apunte, MAMBA, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2005; Anamorfías, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, 2005; CBA Festival of Light, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2004; Anamorfías, Auditorium Theater - Center for the Arts, Mar del Plata, 2002; Anamorfías, Photo Space of the Cultural Center Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, 2001.
Group Exhibitions (selected): Merrill Lynch Arteaméricas, Praxis International Art, Miami, 2006; Photo New York, Praxis International Art, New York, 2005; Buenos Aires Photo, Praxis International Art, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, 2005; Collective '05, 13 artists, Art Zavaleta Lab, Buenos Aires, 2005; Contemporary 9, Malba-Colección Constantini, Buenos Aires, 2004; The End of Eclipse, Telefonica Foundation, Santiago, Chile, Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru, 2004; MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2003; Museum Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Sala Abrantes, Colegio Fonseca, Salamanca, Spain; MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain, 2002, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain, 2001; The Mamba's Photography Collection, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, 2004; Dessert, 6th Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique, Montreal, Canada, 2004; Cultural Hall Chandon, Caraffa Museum, Córdoba, 2004. FotoFiesta '03, Medellin, Colombia, 2003; Art Progression meetings on technology and artistic experimentation, Centro Cultural San Martin. Buenos Aires, 2003; VII Electronic Art Festival, Lima, Peru, 2003.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
Self Portrait (2004). This project refers to the production of self-portraits. In every movement of art history self-portraits have been influenced by new media and new forms of expression according to the historical moments. For example I could quote those by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Duchamp. The work contains and confronts various supports since it involves the application of "current" new medias on formats considered traditional or pertaining to the history of classical art, organized so that each one serves as a bond to the others, forming an indissoluble unity. It explores the use of photography (by constructing a frame of my profile), video (with the filming of the picture of my eye emitted by the screen) and with the historical process of formation and image projection (with the simple refraction through a lens of the TV picture on the frame). This work is presented as a video installation where the viewer finds in the darkened exhibition space, a television invested towards a wall where there is hanging at the same height, the frame. This TV gives the image of my eye that is projected onto the image of my profile, in the corresponding position and scale, articulated through a magnifying glass placed between the screen and the frame. The regular blinking of the projected eye creates a disturbing experience by incorporating movement, color and detail to the achromatic, reductive and static image of the frame. At the same time, the position of the TV, due to the vertical and lateral investment that produces the lens while projecting the image, can be understood as a critical instance to the mass communication medias. The primitive projection system, like a lucid camera, confronts with the electronic emission of the image of the eye through the screen, while cites the use of optical prosthetics in the history of painting, until the advent of photography.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
For some years I have been engaged in researching on image-formation processes (projection-reflection-refraction) applied to photography, video and installations. Each work I make is designed as a global project that can be develop through different medias where I try to establish a set of relationships at different levels: conceptual, visual and material. Thus, each work is presented as the realization of a guiding idea at those levels of relationship. Moreover, I attempt to establish a mode of relationship with the observer where the work is presented as the beginning of a reflective stage.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
As my work develops through a diverse range of resources (installations, space projects, photography, video, text) I think that I see myself enrolled into the tradition of artists dedicated to research, exploring visual and conceptual ideas through their work. My contemporary references are Dan Graham, Bruce Nauman, Cildo Meireles, Tony Oursler.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Le Parc at the MNBA: Without doubt, was one of the best exhibitions presented in a long time at the Fine Arts Museum. Tertulia (Varchauski / Molinari) at the Recoleta Cemetery: I think it was one of the best examples of specific project for a site that has been presented here, I found interesting the use resources and facilities that were used. National Exhibition of Photography 2004: because it was a selection of contemporary Argentinean photography rich and encompassing, which gathered many great artists of this field (M. Lee, A. Lester, Res, F. Barreda, etc.) without the usual problems of style that usually govern the showing. A spontaneous meeting without precedent in our country. National Bank Award (1st edition, 2000) I think it brought a group of works that clearly were separated from those that were normally invading the galleries. Liliana Porter at Cronopios.