Open Studio

This Image is a Present

27.09.17 27.10.17

On September 27th we hosted an Open Studio to share and exchange the processes of the artists in residency of the September 2017 period.

Our guest artist was David Pimentel Segura (Peru), who was in Buenos Aires for a residency at RAP, Residencias de Arte Panal | Panal361. David made an installation in the central hall of ´ace with stickers and an aesthetic that combines pop, Peruvian chicha culture and the format of Instagram photos.


My work is closely related to the massive, the versatility of the printed image and the new forms of visual consumption in contemporary society. I am interested in the so-called “popular culture” and the marginal artistic manifestations that grow and develop transforming spaces and social interactions, where the “legitimate culture” does not arrive.

It is from there that I propose my research, in order to find ways and ways in the subaltern artistic production that aspire to transform the visual future of Peru, consolidating from its heritage those practices that bring us closer to our origin and our tradition. I stop in front of the spectacle of everyday life, with a hopeful look to find beauty where there seems to be none. Find, highlight and rescue is the slogan within my artistic work.


These images were made with the help of Instagram. All the images represented respond to a hashtag that at some time present immortalized the gestures that humanity was leaving on the web.

#this #image #is #a #present

Were the words sought in a period of 6 days between September 1st and 6th, 2017 days before the Open Studio, period in which I made the most amount of presents that I could: 80 fluorescent stickers.

David Pimentel Segura
1992 | Lima, Peru
Lives and works in Lima, Peru

2017 | Printmaking at the Pontifical Catholic University, Lima, Peru.
2016 | Drawing at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

2016 | Honorable mention of the Critic’s Prize in his specialty at the University of Barcelona when he graduated

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38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


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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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