Exhibitions, Open Studio

Samuel Maita Argote


In an Open Studio event, Samuel Maita presented the prints he produced during his residency at ´ace. Exploring questions about the bonds, prejudices and modifications of ideas that occur during and through migratory movements, the coexistence of different gender identities, nationalities, religions, etc.

Through photolithography and chine collé, Maita Argote put different ways to live together, play, face and relate. The artist developed a research on the different techniques within the graphic arts, adding new dynamics of production and reflection to the interior of his practice.

Stereotypes focuses on the discrimination produced by the preconceived ideas about human differences.  Negative opinions on skin colour, place of origin, social class, sex, age and other stereotypes that classify society with general tags.

The discriminatory acts affect society in a negative manner; they contract people, lower the self-esteem, originate bad habits and create racist limits between the people in the society. Who discriminates does not recognize the other as a part of his group and pretends him to distance himself and makes him suffer negative consequences for belonging to a different community, a community that is considered inferior.

As a sensitive person to this situation, I pretend to visually communicate a message of equality, respect, tolerance and love towards our equals, principles that allow the acceptance and the value (recognition) of our diversity in harmony.

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Samuel Maita Argote
1992 | Cochabamba, Bolivia

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
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D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

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Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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2024 Open Call #3
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July 31st, 2024

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