1976, Buenos Aires City.
I have studied at the National School of Fine Arts 'Prilidiano Pueyrredón'. I’m currently finishing my bachelor thesis, and working as a professor at IUNA-National University Art Institute.
Solo and group exhibitions:
Recoleta Cultural Center 2005, Jorge Federico Klemm Foundation 2006, arteBA 2006, La Capital Newspaper Award 2006, Borges Cultural Center 2001, Museum Café of Mendoza Foundational Area 2001, Art Basel Contemporary Fair - Miami 2006.
Nada delante de ellos (2006)
80 x 120 cm.
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.
One representative work of mine could be “Nothing in front of them”. It is a work in which I think, I have achieved something important with the hair, the amount of hair is precise. There is a problem in the visual arts and it is the scale, and I think in this work the relation between the size of it and the amount and length of hair, work in a good way. On the other hand, the hair length allows the work of art to move in such a way others don’t. The hair almost dance in front of the viewer, and maybe one of them comes out to reach for you.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I will make a confession about my ideal viewer, it has to be mainly a reader of different moments, one person that can read from far away, from very near, from the front, from the sides,- and yes, if you are careful you can even touch the hair.
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 feel close to artists that work with their materials as substance, not only as media, that is to say the artists that have developed some kind of research regarding the material they use to make their works; like Vick Muñiz, Tomás Espina, Mondongo, Ignacio Valdez, Tom Friedam, Thomas Demand. In other words, those who cling or who are attached to a certain material. Regarding artists from older generations, I think León Ferrari, Gerhard Rochter, Claude Monet, Rembrandt, Yves Klein have their place in the studio. Contemporary local artists of reference… is weird to think of “referents”, I would name artists that I consider relevant: Arturo Aguiar, Pombo’s painting, Ballesteros, undoubtly; Eduardo Navarro. Anyway, I’m very interested in Walmor Correa, Rosángela Rennó, Shirin Neshat, and even though it is quite far away, it seems impossible to avoid mentioning Marcel Duchamp.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
During the mid nineties (I don’t remember the year) there was an exhibition of Antonio Berni at the National Museum. I consider it a milestone, not only because of the artist, but because the Museum was never the same again: it was filled up with people back then and never again emptied. This is not suppose to be a praise or critique to the Museum’s Director during that time, I just think this is one of the most important exhibitions of the last years and that’s a fact. In relation to my work, Leon Ferrari’s exhibition in the Museum of Neuquén was very significant. I consider this exhibition particularly in Neuquén because of all the work with lines that where shown there, even though Ferrari’s show at the Museum of Modern Art is always present. I owe to this artist’s graphics, there are shapes and ways in them that I long for in the hair I glue in my work. Last, and for veiled reasons, Intervalos Intermitentes (Intermittent Intervals) of Res, is for several reasons, decisive in the development of my work.