Biography

Reflecting on the purpose of writing a Resume, and being honest in looking at myself and presenting myself before the “Other”. Believing that “Form is Symbol” and as such represents “another thing”, and, in this case, my unique way of telling, in a few words, undoubtedly inaccurate, my intense and passionate search of the last 25 years. This vast universe of questions is what has allowed me to develop the “present of being”.

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 22, 1969. I attended the Otto Krause Technical High School, graduating as an Electrical Technician. At that time I was awarded a three-month scholarship to work at IBM. At eighteen I was awarded a merit scholarship to work at the INTI, the National Industrial Technology Institute, for one year. This award was my first incursion in the “Universe of science”, specifically a Lab to develop sensors for robotic applications. Inspired by this academic experience I studied Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) for almost two years. During that period I started to ponder philosophical questions that made me reconsider my present, and, in general, all of my existence.

It could be said that, during that period, silently and slowly a new direction developed in my life. I started, almost unaware of it, to train in a field intimately related to artistic research.

I attended the Prilidiano Pueyrredon National School of Fine Arts, currently UNA, where I graduated in 1994 with a degree of National Professor of Painting. Concurrently, I studied piano and violin performance at the Manuel de Falla National Conservatory. To complement my interests, I returned to the Prilidiano Pueyrredon National School of Fine Arts, obtaining in 1996 the degree of National Professor of Sculpture. This multidisciplinary education reflects my curious and restless nature, which has been my attitude towards artistic research, and in general, all other events in my life. The foundation was built on my initial interest in contemporary scientific thought. This was the genesis of the fundamental questions that have accompanied me all my life, although later, and in a totally imperceptible way, I chose the spiritual language of art in order to find some answers, and mainly to ask myself new questions or restate my original ones.

For 12 years I have committed myself to the teaching of art, with the belief that there is an ethical responsibility to share a better vision of our reality and our perception of the world through the spiritual path of Art.

During this time I have been very happy working as a Visual Arts Professor, teaching a wide variety of courses such as: A Grammar of Vision, Analytical Drawing, Drawing, Painting, Art History, and Experimental Course based on the Bauhaus and Ulm Methodology and others. I presented at several conferences about artistic thought, oriented in particular towards a reflection on contemporaneity and its complexity. With the same motivation I co-founded and directed for 5 years the NOUS Art and Design Center in the Municipality of Pinamar, where we offered a multidisciplinary art education. In the area of musical studies, we taught piano, violin, sax, and guitar performance, Ensemble, Music Theory and History, additionally establishing the first youth orchestra in the community where I currently reside, Pinamar, Carilo, (Province of Buenos Aires). In the Visual Arts workshop we taught Painting, Drawing, Analysis, The Language of Art, Photography, Experimental Workshop, as well as offering countless conferences on Contemporary Architecture, Art Exhibits, and presentations for the purpose of reflecting on art as a transformational vehicle for the individual and therefore the community.

Then after 5 years of high academic intensity, motivated by what I could call “my being’s unstoppable centripetal tension”, I took some distance from teaching and focused my interests in alignment with what we could call “my artistic language”.

This period of structural reconsiderations gave rise, after years of internal searching, to the subject I have been researching for over 10 years: “the behavior of complexity”.

I approached subjects such as the study of Chaos Theory, in particular issues related to Ilya Prigogine’s concept of dissipative structures, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1977, as well as some aspects of Rene Thom’s Theory of Catastrophes, mainly those dealing with the rupture of linearity and the emergence of “the new” through discontinuity processes. Another subject that I approached in depth in order to study the behavior of complex systems is the concept of networks, in particular those of rhizomatic origin. I am interested in hyper-complex connectivity, especially in what relates to the Theory of Systems’ grammatical aspect, particularly Grammars that are sensitive to their surroundings. I have conducted the research described above for approximately ten years, and it has been the conceptual foundation of all my activities as a professor and artist, in all my exhibitions as well as my conference presentations during this time. Retaking the theme of Forms as Symbols, I hope these simple words will help to draw the complex cartography that represents my artistic quest: professional, intense, passionate, complex, and full of questions.

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"...el que duda, el hipotético, el conjetural, el que pregunta, el que busca, el que razona aproximadamente,...me dicen alguien”

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Fuzziness: Thinking on Paper - Sicardi Ayers Bacino, Houston

2017

Expanding the Line, Drawing, Video And Sculpture - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

2016 

PArC, Peru Arte Contemporaneo - The Mission, Lima, Peru

 

The Armory Show 2016 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd - New York

 

Typed, Cut, Peeled and Painted: Latin American Made - Mc Clain Gallery, Houston

2015

Cosmic Dialogues - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

 

Typed, Cut, Peeled and Painted: Latin American Made - The Mission Gallery, Chicago

 

The Armory Show 2015 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd - New York

 

Latin American Experience - Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston

2014

The Armory Show 2014 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd - New York

 

Latin American Group Show - The Mission Gallery, Houston

 

Off The Grid - The Mission Gallery, Chicago

2013

Universe 1” - The Mission Gallery, Chicago

 

The Armory Show 2013 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

 

Dallas Art Fair - The Mission Gallery, Dallas

 

Contemporary Abstraction - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

 

Latin American Group Show - The Mission Gallery, Houston

2012

Justification a Priori - The Mission Gallery, Chicago

 

Intricate Calligraphies - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd. New York

 

Houston Fine Art Fair - The Mission Gallery, Houston

2011

Intricate Calligraphies - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

 

Marked Pages III - Sicardi Gallery, Houston

 

The Armory Show 2011 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd. New York

 

Microwave Eight - Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Pinta, the Contemporary Latin American Art Fair - The Mission Gallery, New York

2010

Ontological Geometries - Municipal Museum of Art, Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

The Armory Show 2010 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Pinta, The Contemporary Latin American Art Fair - The Mission Gallery, New York

 

Art Basel-Miami Beach - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

2009

Hypothetic Universes - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Pinta, the Contemporary Latin American Art Fair - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

2008

Form, Line, Gesture, Writing: Facets of Drawing in South America - Museum of Illustrations and Modernity, Valencia, Spain

 

OpenSpace ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Horizon-zontis 2.0 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007

The Eye of the Arts, Pinamar, Argentina

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Arteclasica Guest Artist - Espacio Oces, Argentina

 

Contemporary Argentine Art Auction - Galeria Wussmann, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Pinta, the Contemporary Latin American Art Fair - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

2006

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Art Basel Miami - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd, New York

2005

Open Studio - New Horizons, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004

# 9. Proyecto A - Espacio Pinamar, Argentina

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003

Painting Workshop - Museum-House Victor Magariños D, Pinamar, Argentina

 

ArteBA Fair - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002

Exhibition #1 - A-Contemporary Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2001

City Cultural Center, Manzana de la Rivera, Paraguay

 

Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, La Plata, Argentina

1999

V Salon Nacional del Mar - Centro Cultural Auditorium, Mar del Plata, Argentina

 

Group Exhibition - Casal de Catalunya, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Public Collections

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Cecily Horton Collection

Augusta Barreda Collection, Peru

Zitelli Collection, Argentina

Noble energy Collection

Renato Catellani Collection, Argentina

Brad & Leslie Bucher Collection, Houston

Proyecto A Collection, Argentina

The Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology, Houston

Carlos Quaglio Collection, Argentina

Maria Cristina y Pablo Henning Collection, Houston

Michael Himes Collection, Indiana

Family Sanchez Cordova Collection, Argentina

Mike Loya Collection, Houston

Faranak Kamali and Chong Yi Collection, Houston

Cecilia and Dr. Luis T. Campos Collection, Houston

Balanz Capital Collection, Argentina

Site Specific Installation - Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina