I was born in Córdoba in 1975. Between 1993 and 1997 I attended the School of Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. I’m one of the founders of “Llanto de mudo” independent publishing house (www.llantodemudo.blogspot.com) next to Diego Cortes (writer) and Federico Rubenacker (cartoonist). Individual exhibitions: “Tonto” (Silly), Cabildo de Córdoba, 2002; “Mutantopolis”, Elsi del Río, 2006; “Carbón” (Coal), Corazón Cordobés, 2007; “Verde boteia” (Bottle green), next to Gustavo Piñero, Elsi del Río, 2008. In 2003 I was awarded with the 3rd “ORÍGENES” prize for young artists, in ArteBA. In 2005, I exhibited “La muerte como consejera (Death as adviser), an intervention done in front of the CCEBA window, Buenos Aires. I currenly live and work in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba.
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 "Skulls", a pile of soft sculpture-objects made very clumsily and inonographically out of fabric and hand embroidery, so as to highlight its harshness. As most of my work lately, it deals with the issues of beauty and absurdity, life and death, humanity's selfdestruction and about being conscient of this and not being able to change it.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I don't think there's an ideal way through which I would suggest to read my work, I think its reading is very easy and straight-forward.
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 like simple things (both materially and conceptually), everyday things, such as everyday comfortable clothes, a cafe au lait in the morning. My favourites: Bukowski, Krzysztof Kieslowski, MIchel Gondry, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Albert Pla, cartoonists Daniel Clowes and Marjane Satrapi, and, artistically, Annette Messagger.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The exhibitions that have influenced me the most (that I remember right now) were those by Pablo Suárez in Maman, and León Ferrari's in the CC Recoleta. I admire their clarity and forcefulness to express their ideas in such an exquisite way, so subtle and visceral at the same time. I also remember, many years ago, an exhibition by Miguel Harte in Benzacar, specially an object with the shape of a pyramid that had legs as branches, inside of which there was a little bug that put its hand on a silver whirling lake. Mind-boggling.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
As I see it, there are two big categories of artists. Those that I call "scum-bags" (speculators, money-grubbers, indulgent, lobbysts) and the "losers" (anti-diplomatic, existencialists, frustrated). Some of them have moved from one group to the other, and viceversa as a result of fate or a conscious choice. And there're also those artists, very wise, who manage to keep a delicate balance between those categories, but those are very few.