He was born in Córdoba in 1965. He studied film and architecture, but later dedicated himself exclusively to photography. During the beginning of the ninetirs, his works were exhibit: Joven Generación at MNBA-National Museum of Fine Arts and were also published: Fotografía Argentina Actual Dos. He was invited to participate in The II Mercosur Biennial, he continued his career with several group and solo exhibitions in the cities of Buenos Aires (MNBA, Recoleta Cultural Center, Alliance Française, TGSM Photo Gallery, Sívori Museum), Rosario (Castagnino Museum, macro Museum), Córdoba (Martorelli Gasser Gallery, Caraffa Museum), Santa Fe, and in countries such as Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala.¨
He received a grant from the National Fund for the Arts for his work “Aveta Theater” [Teatro Aveta] (2001). He received the First Price of Honor from the National Visual Arts Award in the year 2002. He received the OSDE Award in 2006 and arteBA-Petrobras in 2007.
His works are part of the following collections: MNBA - National Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Modern Art (Buenos Aires), macro and Castagnino Museums (Rosario), Caraffa Museum (Córdoba) and MOLAS Museum (United States).
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 choose the picture “30 Street N°1134” [Calle 30 N°1134]. It’s the image of a model of a house that was destroyed by military and police forces, where five people died and a baby was kidnapped. I feel that this image is a synthesis of my work, where you can see a constant search and a rescue of a junction that happens, in some spaces, between time and memory. Departing from the double path of reality and fiction, I work on perception, memories and history, without supporting any truth or rejecting any false statement. Mi works don’t limit themselves to showing any particular vision of the world but they seek to create images that trigger visions, reactions and questions, a reflection that gives value both to representation and to media. The spaces are deconstructed and reconstructed (in the models) in new scenarios, linking them with social history, architecture, and their codes of legitimacy and validity.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I don’t have any suggestion. Today images address the viewers, they show and question them and they, the viewers, already have a vision that is aware about this possibility.
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?
I’m interested in those artists in whom I discover, through their work, a strong and brave spirit, artists that talk about things that set us free, some kind of truth that goes directly into to soul…tireless seekers of truth in poetry like Joseph Beuys, Diana Arbus, Robert Frank, Marcel Duchamp, Ansel Kieffer, Cindy Sherman, Víctor Grippo, Nan Goldin, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gabriel Orozco, Felix González Torres, Rirkrirt Tiravanija, R. Jacoby, Gordon Matta Clark, Jorge Machi, etc.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Macchi’s exhibition at Ruth Benzacar and Sao Paulo, Victor Grippo’s at Malba - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, León Ferrari’s at Recoleta Cultural Center.