I was born in Buenos Aires in 1980. I studied Sculpture at the Escuela Prilidiano Pueyrredón.
I took part on many collective exhibitions: New materials and installations, Salón Nacional, 2003 and 2005, where I was awarded with an honourable mention; “Museo Salvaje” (Wild museum), CCEBA, “Naturaleza y Artificio” (Nature and Artifice), CC San Martín, “By Appointment”, arteBA, 2006. “Dibujo Próximo” (Proximity drawing), CCRojas, “Bajo Influencia” (Under the influence), Galería agalma.arte, Cultural Chandon, Salta, 2006, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, 2006; “La Re-Colección” (The Re-Collection), Malba, Macro, La Guarda. I did an individual exhibition in 2004, in Espacio Callejón, and in 2007, I dod “Fiesta” (Party), a joint work together with Mariano Dal Verme at the CCEBA.
I work in the IUNA, as assistant professor in diferent university courses. Since 2003 I work in the Education area of MALBA.
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.
I'm going to choose "Honeycomb". It's an installation that consist of two architectonic scale models of Lugano I and II complex. One of them, with a 1:1000 scale, where the whole complex is shown, and the other one with a bigger scale, 1:200, where a 15-building complex is shown. The model is, almost entirely, made out of virgin beewax. The work covers a central aspect in today's societies: housing, but not understood as building, but as construction of the being. Using the language of Aerchitecture, I reproduce human housing, using also beewax as a vehicle to connect and compare human society with that of bees.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I wouldn't like to conduct the interpretation to a certain place; but I do would like to comment that I consider producing art as a personal form (my mean and excuse) of understanding, studying, assimilating, and understanding all other things: nature, politics, society, art, time. And that also counts with the advantage of being the place where all contradictions are possible and coexist, without sometimes even oppose with one another.
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?
Coincidentally, after doing this work, I met two artist with a very similar quest, and similar works too: Wolfgang Laib and Carlos Garaicoa. And it's funny, I wouldn't consider them my references, but I do sense an affinity of thought. I'd be interested in having some sort of exchange with them, but this is rather difficult. Those artists with which I do find such an exchange possible and like to do so are Mariano Dal Verme, Jorge Macchi and Pablo Guiot. I very much like the work of León Ferrari, Arthur Lescher, Mona Hatoum, Gego, Rachel Whiteread, Louise Bourgeois, Andy Goldsworthy, Eva Hesse, Mira Schendel, Waltercio Caldas, Eduardo Costa, Gabriel Orozco.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I don't know if the exhibitions that I'm about to mention were significant for the world of art, but they certainly were for me, and I'm thinking on the last five years, because before that I was too young. Macchi's exhibition in Ruth Benzacar (2002), because there I met his work and loved it. The Re-Colección, in MALBA, because all of us were there. León Ferrari's retrospective at the CC Recoleta, because of his forcefulness, Liliana Porter's videos and humour, Grippo's exhibition in MALBA, specially his work "Vida, Muerte y Resurrección" (Life, dead and resurrection).
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
Again, I cannot go way back in time, but what I sense and rescue out of this moment is the proliferation of projects, spaces and art collectives, young, cooperative and horizontal.