Biography

Mariano Dal Verme, a native of Buenos Aires, first studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón in the mid-1990s. During this time he participated in many artist collectives, and in 1998, he co-founded Kunstwerks, a company which created reproducible art and everyday objects. Since the early 2000s, Dal Verme has explored different methods of drawing and resisting the conventions of drawing. In an untitled series from 2003, for example, he works directly against his training as a preparator by encouraging the destructive effects that UV rays can have on paper to produce burnt outlines of found objects.

 

His explorations of drawing have since evolved into three-dimensional works. In these, he manipulates the distance between the paper and the graphite to playfully engage with the viewer’s perception. Mariano Dal Verme lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

D.O.S., Kaplan-Dal Verme, Galería Península, Porto Alegre, Brasil

2013

On Drawing, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2009

Firmamento (firmament), Turbo Galeria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008

La Conquista del Espacio, Segunda Parte, Star Worse (Space conquest, second part, Star Worse): Mariano Dal Verme & Andrés Toro, Le bar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007

Mariano Dal Verme, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Fiesta: Mariano Dal Verme & Bárbara Kaplan, Centro Cultural de España, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Site specific installation)

2006

For Esport: Mariano Dal Verme, Andrés Toro & Fernando Brizuela, Centro Cultural de España, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Site specific installation)

2005

Grafito Sobre Papel (Graphite on paper), Alianza Francesa de Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Star Worse, Mariano Dal Verme & Andrés Toro, Sonoridad Amarilla, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Dibujos (Drawings), El Borde Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2001

Fiat Lux, Espacio Giesso Reich, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Object exhibition)

Selected Public Collections

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina

The SPACE Collection, Irvine, CA