Andrés’ main areas of development are his own work as an artist, the management of cultural and artistic projects, and art-oriented pedagogy. From these different roles, he collaborated with and participated in public and private institutions such as the Department of Culture of the British Council and 432Hz, Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Faena Art Center Buenos Aires, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, Austria), Experimental Centre of the Colón Theater, the Kirchner Cultural Center and the New Opera Festival Buenos Aires, among others.
His artistic career began in photography, and later he also began to use video, installation and performance as expressive means in his works—currently, his practice revolves around the creation of participatory performative installations that intersect with social practices and take elements of different artistic languages. As a teacher, his research focuses on image theory and its contemporary uses, both within art and in everyday life settings. Currently, he is studying a postgraduate specialization in Theater of Objects, Interactivity and New Media (National University of the Arts) and divides his time between his artistic production, pedagogy and Fundación´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo, where he works as General Coordinator for all its programs and activities.
His task as General Coordinator at Fundación´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo gives Andrés the possibility of nurturing all the areas of his professional work which he cultivates, connecting with international artists from different mediums to help them carry out their artworks, managing cultural projects and contributing to the growth of a small, united, generous and heterogeneous team from which he constantly learns.
The goal of art is not to change things—they are changing themselves all the time anyway. (Boris Groys)
Art –I think– must bear witness to reality, so as not to become a clumsy form of onanism, since there are better ones. (Rodolfo Fogwill)
My current artistic practice has elements of both spatial installation and performative action. I usually make use of tools that may come from other artistic languages and include the five senses as part of the experience that the participants and / or the public live. I am interested in taking everyday social dynamics and transferring them to the artistic context to explore possible ways of making the aesthetic experience that shapes and contains my works more porous to the non-artistic sphere, or, to look at it from the other perspective as well, possible ways of making the everyday world more permeable to art’s strategies.
1983 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020 | Postgraduate Specialization in Objects Theater, Interactivity and New Media, National University of the Arts—UNA, Bs. As., Argentina
2019 | Action Laboratory, Buenos Aires Theater Complex, Argentina
2019 | Program for pedagogical reflection and innovation, Faculty of Communication and Design—University of Palermo, Bs. As., Argentina
2018 | Blind art, haptic art workshop for the blind, Museum of Modern Art, Bs. As., Argentina
2017 | The School of Everything, Paul B. Preciado, Joulia Strauss and Sotirios Bahtsetzis at Documenta14, Kassel, Germany
2015 | Cheating, seminar on art, politics and activism, Center for Artistic Research—CIA, Bs. As., Argentina
2010 | History of the exhibitions and curatorial models, Artists’ Program at Torcuato Di Tella University—UTDT, Bs. As., Argentina
2010 | Documentary experiences, Artists Program at Torcuato Di Tella University—UTDT, Bs. As., Argentina
2009 | Museographic lighting, Ars Lux, Bs. As., Argentina
EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
2019 | DISIDENTE, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 | Perfuch 3D, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | United States of Russia (curatorship), Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Perfuch 2, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Austrian Performance Season, in collaboration with Elisabeth Von-Samsonow, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2016 | Perfuch, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
2014 | Fyodor’s Performance Carousel, Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 | Curriculum 0, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005 | Selected works in photography, C. C. Ricardo Rojas, curated by Guillermo Ueno, Bs. As., Argentina